John Couture Appointed Dean of Prof. and Grad. Studies
KEENE, N.H. 7/15/04 - John Couture, associate professor of education, has assumed the position of interim dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Couture replaces David Hill, who has accepted a position at SUNY-Plattsburgh.
"John brings considerable administrative experience to the position and has the highest recommendations of his colleagues," said Janet Gross, vice president for academic affairs.
Couture first came to Keene State in 1978 to serve as intramural director and start his master's degree in education. After completing the degree and serving a year as supervisor of student teachers, he joined Fall Mountain High School as vice principal. Three years later, he became the school's principal, a position he held for the next seven years. He then served as principal at Wheelock School for five years, before joining the department of education at KSC.
Couture instructs introduction to teaching (ESEC 100) and master's-level courses in organizational leadership, school reform, staff selection, supervision and professional development, and curriculum development. He organizes the principal internship for master's students and is co-director of the one-year intensive Principals Residency Network.
Read Principalled Leadership about John Couture in the Summer 2004 issue of Keene State Today.