The Seacoast Educational Endowment Dover (SEED), a nonprofit organization that promotes academic excellence by providing innovation grants to Dover educators, recently held its annual board meeting where it welcomed four new board members and elected a new officer slate.
New members appointed to serve an initial three-year term include Deb Fennessy, Julie Black, George Dailey, and Carrie Vaughn. The organization selected the following officers: Sue Vitko, president; Natalie Koellmer, vice-president; Pat Duffy, treasurer; and Erin Tellez, secretary. The group will serve with returning board members Kelly Glennon, Cynthia Theodoras, Matt Cox, Markus Brave, and Toby Arkwell.
Deb Fennessy, Dover resident of more than 40 years, only just retired from a 29-year teaching career. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, she and her husband Paul raised and educated three children in the Dover School system. After retiring from a 30-year career in technology at Liberty Mutual, longtime Dover resident Julie Black, currently serves the community by fundraising for Shoals Marine Lab, volunteering with Marine Mammal Rescue at Seacoast Science Center, and serving as a member of the Margery Sullivan Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of The American Revolution. Retired educator, George Dailey served Dover schools for 36 years and another 11 years at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH. He resides in Dover with his wife Kathy and son, Matthew. Carrie Vaughn is a designer and sales manager for Portsmouth Sign Company. Prior to that, she was employed by the Greater York Chamber of Commerce and Dover Main Street. She, her husband Scott, and their family live in Dover.
“The board is so excited to welcome these four deeply-rooted and esteemed Dover residents to our hard-working group,” said Vitko. “We are grateful to have such a mix of talent joining forces to further academic excellence in Dover public schools.” The organization extended its gratitude to outgoing board members Angela Carter, Donna McAdam, Karen Duffy, Anna Frankenfield, and Matt Keane, for their hard work and commitment to education in Dover. SEED is preparing for its 2nd annual Dover Ducky Derby, held in conjunction with The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s Maker and Food Fest to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019. To adopt a duck or learn more visit: www.doverseed.org.