Congratulations to Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director at Nashua Technology Center North, for being named as the 2019 NH-CTE Leader of the year. The award is for those employed as full-time CTE administrators, program specialists and coordinators (not employed as teachers or counselors) who have provided significant contributions to professional associations and NH-CTE programs for students in their fields, communities and/or state. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs; and/or improvement, promotion, research or development of CTE programs. Amanda certainly fits the award criteria.

Throughout her professional career,

  • Amanda taught at many age levels and has always has been committed to removing barriers
  • From the moment Amanda stepped into their role they have been a powerhouse of positive change for both the CTE department and the district.
  • She has worked tirelessly to involve teaching staff with innovative program designs and revisions to make our department visible and viable within our entire district.
  • Ms. Bastoni is a fierce advocate for students and the variety of CTE programs offered in our district.
  • She is available to staff for training and problem solving
  • Amanda is involved in aligning the CTE curriculum with the middle and high schools to ensure continuity of teaching and students success.
  • She has worked to develop new CTE programs to offer to our area schools, which involves significant contact with local business and industry partners as well as the city administration.
  • Ms. Bastoni has been described by one of her teachers as someone who “embodies all the best qualities of a superior administrator and I am honored to work for her”.

Ms. Bastoni was recently honored by her peers and will be recognized at the New Hampshire CTE Conference in August along with other award winners.