Deerfield, N.H. (May 10, 2023) – The Longview School has restructured its administration to enhance student support services and align roles to address student and family needs. Nicole MacVane, of Hampton Falls, and Glen Costello, of Litchfield, will fill new roles as co-directors of the school starting July 1. Longview is a private high school that is part of the Regional Services and Education Center (RSEC), a non-profit educational collaborative providing high quality educational and special needs-focused programs and services in southern New Hampshire.
These co-director roles will allow us to enhance the support that we provide to our students and refine administrative roles setting Longview up for possible future growth,” said Devin Bandurski, RSEC executive director. “Nicole’s experience is counseling and as director of the school this makes her the perfect fit for the Director of Counseling and Admissions role. Glen’s experience with behavior management and special education case management makes him ideal for the Director of Student Services role.”
MacVane started working at Longview in 2009 and has been the assistant director for the past six years. She has a graduate degree in counseling psychology, is a certified school counselor in New Hampshire and is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She brings an integrated approach to her leadership and teaching styles by combining a strength-based approach, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness and choice therapy. Her passion for outdoors continues to grow the adventure-based counseling portion of the program by adding new hard skills like surfing, canoeing, climbing, and hiking.
Costello has been working as a math teacher at Longview for the 2022-20233 school year Prior to that, he worked at a special ed middle and high school program in Massachusetts as a special ed teacher, and from 2018 to 2022 as that program’s assistant principal. He has a graduate degree in math curriculum and instruction, and a graduate degree in special education moderate disabilities 5-12. His experience as a head coach for football, teamed with his experience in outdoor education and leading backpacking trips has inspired students to push beyond perceived limits and accomplish hikes like, Mount Jackson in the winter months.
Current Longview School assistant director Emory Clark will be stepping down at the end of this school year as he moves across country for new adventures.
The Longview School is a private, adventure-based school for students who benefit from wilderness and adventure-based counseling. As a New Hampshire Department of Education-approved, diploma-granting day program that provides adventure-based learning, experiential education and therapeutic services to high school students living with learning disabilities or emotional challenges. The school is operated on a 154-acre campus bordering Pawtuckaway State Park in Deerfield, New Hampshire.
Regional Services and Education Center, Inc. (RSEC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity 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 administrates five programs, including Sunrise Children’s Center, an early childhood educational center, The RSEC Academy High School and Middle School, which serves students with learning disabilities, Longview School, an alternative high school program, and Vista Learning Center. Visit RSEC.org for more information.