Amherst, N.H. (September 22, 2022) – To kick off the school year, Regional Services and Education Center (RSEC) has created a new Curriculum and Instruction position to support and expand academic resources across the center’s academic programs. Eight-year veteran RSEC teacher and administrator, Amanda Reed, has been named the new Director of Curriculum and Instruction and will support academic success for students, teachers and staff.
“Adding this new dedicated position will enable RSEC to expand our academic capabilities within each of the agency’s five programs and share best practices,” said Devin Bandurski, RSEC executive director. “Amanda’s teaching and administrative experience at RSEC give her a breadth of understanding for this new position and it will help take RSEC to the next level of high-quality education across all programs.”
Founded in 1974, RSEC was created to provide school districts in southern New Hampshire with a variety of high-quality educational and special needs-focused programs and services. RSEC currently administers five programs, including Sunrise Children’s Center, an early childhood educational center, The RSEC Academy High School and Middle School, both of which serve students with learning disabilities, Longview School, an alternative high school program, and Vista Learning Center, a middle and high school program emphasizing small group instruction and social skills enhancement.
In her new role, Reed will be responsible for establishing a climate conducive to learning, planning, affecting change and decision-making while coordinating, developing and supporting the curriculum for the center. In this leadership role, Reed will serve as a mentor to students and staff and foster relationships with member districts to support teachers in curriculum, connections, and learning opportunities.
“I am beyond excited to start this new chapter with RSEC,” said Reed. “My previous experience has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for the potential impact this new position can have on our programming. The benefits are endless and will help RSEC continue to support our mission of building academic and social skills that inspire our students’ success now and into the future.”
In 2014, Reed began working as a middle school teacher at The RSEC Academy, in grades 5 through 8, in a four-year position that created the foundation for her long-term success at the agency. When Vista, which serves students from grades 5 to 12 and provides small-group, academic instruction for those with Autism, speech-language impairment, emotional disturbances and other health impairments, was launched in 2018, she served as a special education teacher before being promoted to program director a year later. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a Special Education certification and a master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction with a concentration in Educational Leadership, both from Southern New Hampshire University, along with several education certifications including as a Curriculum Administrator and Special Education Teacher.
RSEC’s mission is to raise the capability of parents and schools to help all children and youth be successful. Its programs offer unique learning environments to children ages six weeks to 21 years old, professional development to educators, and consulting services to schools and school districts. RSEC provides a challenging and supportive environment for students unable to thrive in traditional school settings in each of its school-based programs.