Biographies of Our Current Board Members

Jeff Drouin, President

My name is Jeff Drouin and I am pleased to serve as your president on the New Hampshire Association of School Principals (NHASP), as well as your state representative for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). This is my tenth year as the Principal of Boscawen Elementary School in Boscawen, New Hampshire and my fourteenth year as a building administrator. My personal interests include spending time with my family and friends, golfing, and traveling.

Kim Carpentino, President Elect

Kim Carpentino has been an educator in NH for 30 years.  She has worked in a variety of positions in two New Hampshire school districts Hudson and Derry.  Currently, she is the Principal of Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry.  She has been a Principal at the elementary level as well as an Assistant Principal, Behavior Specialist, Teacher in grades 4, 3 1 and Readiness.  In addition, she has worked for many years to become a leader in school emergency planning.  She works closely with the New Hampshire Office of Homeland Security. Kim strongly believes that all children can learn and should be provided any support needed to become successful learners.  She strives to lead teachers to think past the normal and consider options that are outside of the box.  

Bill Lonergan, Past President

I am the Principal of Campbell High School in Litchfield, NH since the 2016-17 school year.  Prior to this I was an Associate Dean at Pinkerton for 11 years.  I was an English Teacher for better than 15 years prior to that with several years served as aand English teacher and  Department Chair at Dunbar HS in E. Ft. Myers, Florida. I earned a BA in English and my M.Ed from Rivier.  I was selected as the NHASP  Assistant Principal of the Year in 2014.  I served as the President of NHASP during the 2018-2019 school year. 

David Levesque, Lakes Region ES Rep

Principal at Pleasant Street Elementary School, Laconia, NH since 2013. Assistant Principal at Laconia High School from July 2010 to June 2013. Director of School Counseling at Laconia High School from August 2005 – June 2010. School Counselor at Laconia High School from August 1999 – June 2005•    2018    New Hampshire Principals Association Elementary School Principal of the Year•    2017    New Hampshire Elementary School of Excellence •    2016-17     Granite United Way Community Volunteer of the Year – Pleasant Street School•    2014-15    New Hampshire School of Excellence – Healthy Eating, Active Living – Healthiest School in NH•    2014-15    Belknap County Community Business Award – Healthiest Business – Pleasant Street School. Professional Activities and Memberships:•    Instructional Practices Task Force Member, Laconia School District•    Emergency Management Committee Member•    NH Association of School Principals Lakes Region Representative. Professional Presentations•    Governor’s Mental Health and Wellness Commission (November 2019) ~ Presenter•    NHASP Leadership Academy (June 2019) ~ Presenter•    13th Annual New England PBIS Conference (November 2017) ~ Presenter•    NH Educator’s Summit (August 2017) ~ Presenter

Bill Fox, South Central SS Rep

I have been principal of East Derry Memorial Elementary for three years. Prior to that, I was interim principal of Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry for one year, where I was also Assistant Principal for two years. I also served as Assistant Principal at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry for two years. Prior to that, I taught English at Manchester Memorial High School for 10 years. 

Karen Machado, CTE Rep

I began my career as a health and science teacher at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, MA.  I helped to restructure LHS into a career academy model to regain accreditation.  I became an unexpected administrator 2 weeks before school began in 2000 due to a last minute resignation.  After gaining my Master’s Degree in Ed Administration, I continued to work there for 5 years.  I left to become the principal of my own school in 2005.  I was hired at the Manchester School of Technology in Manchester, NH mid-year, and had a $10 million renovation for our CTE Center to complete within 3 months. I have gone through a few renovations, created a school with a school, and built a successful innovation Competency-based, Project-based, 1:1 device model where career education is in the forefront.  I completed my CAGS in Competency-based Leadership this year.

Robert Nelson, NHIAA Rep

1972—-Graduated from University of Vermont with a BS in Education. 1976— Masters of Education at Plymouth State. 1972-1988—Taught PE/Health at Lin-Wood School in Lincoln NH. 1988-1998—Assistant Principal at Lin- Wood School. 1998-2017—-Principal at Lin-Wood School