CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut today announced the promotion of Rebecca Fredette to serve as the Department’s Special Education Director within the Bureau of Student Support. Fredette has spent the past year and a half as an educational consultant within the Bureau, serving as a member of the Compliance, Improvement, and Monitoring team. In her new post, Fredette will oversee the Department’s special education, Title III, and migrant student programs.
“I am thrilled that Rebecca Fredette will be taking over our special education programs,” said Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut. “She has been a fierce advocate for students throughout her career. All children deserve a path to a bright future, and Rebecca will help extend those opportunities for more New Hampshire students.”
Fredette has been an educator in New Hampshire for the past 26 years. She has worked as a special education teacher, a special education coordinator, an assistant principal, and a principal. Fredette also worked in the private sector in a residential facility for students with unique challenges academically and behaviorally.
“I am excited to start this new chapter in my career and look forward to working with the team at the DOE to provide a learner-centered approach to supporting families, administrators, and educators,” Fredette said. “I feel this is an important time for the Bureau of Student Support as the state and local school districts work to provide innovative educational opportunities for students, including students with disabilities, English learners, and migratory students. It is more important than ever to ensure we are collaborating together to support the needs of all our students.”
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