Student Services

About the Student Services Team

The Student Service team is a group of educators who focus on creating equity in learning through ensuring access and growth in their students' general education experience. 

Meet Our Team

  • Brian Ryan, Student Services Coordinator (
  • Ellen Rhodes, Admin Assistant (

Case Managers

  • Wendy Bradley (
  • Marissa Brawn (
  • Ryan Costa (
  • Liz Diemer (
  • Hannah Dul, Literacy Specialist (
  • Karina Grant (
  • Wendy Joanis (
  • Bekki McManus (
  • Bryan Rogers (
  • Karen Steinbeck, Out of District Coordinator (

Related Service Providers

  • Bill Douglas, Adaptive PE (
  • Michelle Long, O.T. (
  • Kathy Stroup, Speech/Language (
  • Heather SmallBCBA (District) (


  • Melveen Anthony 
  • Kurt Barnard
  • Ashlyn Brandenberger 
  • Denise Bissonnette  
  • Marie Cowgill 
  • Carol Destefano
  • Catie Frankel 
  • Bill Gum  
  • Cheryl Hogan 
  • Lori Kelly 
  • Kathy Pridham
  • Sue Record
  • Rose Roberts 
  • Jonathan Sandberg 

About Our Classrooms

Our classrooms have a limited number of students so that we can focus on the individual needs of each student.  The block includes some direct instruction, some guided or individual practice, and some independent work time. Students are provided more independence as they progress through their time at Portsmouth High School. 

About Our Courses

Study Centers are a time for students to learn about study strategies and positive learning dispositions. Students have the opportunity to develop their executive functioning skills and have time to complete some of their work for their general education courses. Depending on the needs identified in  their Individualized Education Plan (IEP), students may receive instruction and support in academics, social emotional skill building, language, post-secondary transition, adaptive PE, independent living skills, occupational therapy, and more.  


Student Counseling Services (Student Counseling Services is now operated by Seacoast mental Health Center)

  • Eileen Marousek, Outreach/Student Assistance Counselor

  • Amanda Buckley, School Psychologist (

  • James Sparrell, School Psychologist (

  • Michael Winters, Counselor (

  • Kaitlin O'Brien, Counselor (

Health Services

The Nursing Department offers a wide variety of programs which include health screenings, immunizations, assessment and treatment of minor injuries and illness, strep screenings, health promotions, referrals to area health care agencies, medical follow-up and physician consult by referral.

Special Activities include a smoke enders program, Red Cross CPR and First Aid certifications, coordination of holiday food and gift baskets with the National Honor Society and Student Council. Collaboration with Clipper Health Center Staff and health education teachers. Involvement in the planning and implementing of adolescent health services, as well as being a resource to classroom teachers. Parents are always welcome to consult with the nurse regarding their child's health.

  • Maria Costa, R.N. (
  • Georgina Rodriquez-LaPage, A.R.N.P., M.S.N. (