NHSAA | 2023 - 2024 Executive Board


nhsaa president

Esther Asbell, Ed.D.

Phone: (603) 775-8400

Email: [email protected]

Superintendent, SAU #16

Dr. Esther Asbell is an accomplished educational leader with extensive experience in K-12 school administration. She earned her Doctorate in Education Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University in 2022, and holds certifications in Superintendent, Principal, and Director of School Counseling. Dr. Asbell assumed the role of Superintendent for SAU #16 in Exeter, NH, on July 1, 2023.

As Superintendent, Dr. Asbell will continue to provide leadership, technical support, and information to schools in order to develop, achieve, and maintain quality educational programs. She will continue coaching building level leaders, oversee school safety and social emotional learning, and writing and administering grants. Dr. Asbell also serves as the designated superintendent for the Exeter and Exeter Region Cooperative School Districts, where she coordinates and supports the facilitation of all board meetings and oversees the budget process.

Prior to her current position, Dr. Asbell worked as a District Improvement Facilitator, Middle School Guidance Counselor, and Assistant Principal in various New Hampshire and Maine schools. She has received multiple awards for her outstanding service and has presented at various educational conferences on topics including K-12 threat assessment teams, compassionate care systems for educators, and asset-based teacher evaluation.

Dr. Asbell also serves on several boards and organizations, including being President Elect of the New Hampshire School Administrator Association Executive Board and the National Association for Behavioral Interventions and Threat Assessment Advisory Board. In her free time, Dr. Asbell enjoys riding and showing Morgan horses as a member of the American Morgan Horse Association.

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nhsaa president elect

Dr. Ronna HasBrouck

Superintendent, SAU #107

Phone: (603) 679-1497

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Ronna HasBrouck has been an educator in NH since 1987 where she began her career in Elementary Education as a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College. She continued her education with a Masters of Science in Teaching English from the University of New Hampshire in 2000. With the encouragement of many mentors Ronna pursued her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership through Plymouth State University in 2005 immediately followed by a Doctorate of Arts in Transformational Leadership from Franklin Pierce University.

As a lifelong learner Dr. HasBrouck received her National Superintendent Certification in 2022 and is currently in the Alumni Program. Most recently she was selected to represent the United States as an international education delegate to Israel in March of 2023. She has served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent. Currently, she serves on the Board of New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Eligibility Committee, and New Hampshire Partners in Education. In addition Ronna is the President Elect of New Hampshire School Administrators Association and serves on the Scholarship, Legislative, Equity, Policy, Finance, and Professional Development Committees. It is her heartfelt desire to be a servant leader who supports the dreams and aspirations of children to be the best version of themselves.


Amy Ransom

Phone: (603) 679-1497

Email: [email protected]

Business Administrator, SAU #05

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Executive director / treasurer

Dr. Mark MacLean

Phone: (603) 225-3230

Email: [email protected]

With nearly three decades of experience in public education, Dr. Mark MacLean has been a classroom teacher, a department chair, a building-level administrator, an assistant superintendent, and a superintendent. In every role, technology, innovation, and a future-focus have been integral. As a classroom teacher, Mark was recognized as New Hampshire's Technology Using Educator of the Year in 2003. In 2020, Mark was honored as the New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year. A former computer graphics, programming, accounting, and entrepreneurship instructor, Mark thrives in both creative and analytical environments. Always seeking inventive and applicable technological innovations and efficiencies, Mark embraces change and is confident in leading others through the process.

Mark formerly served on the New Hampshire School Administrators Association (NHSAA) Executive Board, and was one of two New Hampshire representatives on the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Governing Board. On the non-professional side, Mark is a very proud family man, movie-quoter, reader, comic book aficionado, music lover, avid sportsman (New England teams), and occasional Spartan.

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Associate Executive Director

Mr. Jerry Frew

Phone: (603) 225-3230

Email: [email protected]

Jerry Frew has worked as an educator in New Hampshire for over 48 years. A proud product of New Hampshire public schools, Frew earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Plymouth State (College) University, and his MA in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of New Hampshire.

He has taught and coached at the high school level, been an Assistant Principal and Principal at the high school and middle school levels and been an Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools. In 1979, he was named the Hudson School District Teacher of the Year, and the following year was honored as the recipient of the Dedication of the Yearbook by the Senior Class. In addition, in 2008 he was awarded the James Desmarais Outstanding Service Award in recognition of his 25 years of service to the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association, and in 2014-15, he was named the New Hampshire’s “Superintendent of the Year” by the NHSAA.

Mr. Frew served on the Executive Board of the NH Association of School Principals, followed by service on the Executive Board of the NHSAA where he spent 6 years representing NH on the Governing Board of the American Association of School Administrators.

Serving since 2018 as the Associate Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, Jerry lives in Concord, NH with his wife Joan of 49 years.

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student services center director

Ms. Jennifer Pomykato

Phone: (603) 225-3230

Email: [email protected]

Jennifer Pomykato joined NHSAA as the Director of the Student Success Center in 2015 after more than 30 years in public education. Following a successful teaching career as a high school and elementary special education teacher, Jennifer served for six years as an elementary assistant principal and then as an SAU Administrator and Director of Student Services for the next decade. During her distinguished career as a district-level administrator, Jenn earned professional recognition for her contributions to children and families.

As a highly respected professional, Jennifer was elected to the executive board of the NH Special Education Administrators Association, serving as president, vice president and treasurer. Additionally, Jenn served as regional chair of the Seacoast Special Education Directors for eight years and continues to be an active participant in a variety of local and statewide committees.