Mr. Hagen is presently in his third year at Bedford High School. Prior to his employment in the Beford School District he served as the Principal of Salem High School from 2005 until 2010. He was the Principal of the Amherst Middle School (Amherst, NH) from 2000-2005; Assistant Principal of Hudson Memorial School (Hudson, NH) from 1994-2000; and the Assistant Principal of the Iber Gove Holmes Middle School (Raymond, NH) from 1992-1994. A 1980 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, he earned his Master's Degree in School Administration and Supervision from Notre Dame College, Manchester in 1991, and has earned credits toward his Certificate of Advanced Study (CAGS) in School Administration at the University of New Hampshire.
Bob Jozokos has his Ed.S. degree through UNH and a Masters in Native American Studies with a concentration in Native American literature from the University of South Dakota. His Bachelors degree is in English with a minor in secondary education from Stonehill College. Mr. Jozokos taught Humanities courses for 10 years before coming to Bedford, the first two years at Raymond High School and eight years at Bow High School. Mr. Jozokos was a member of the Bedford High School Planning Team during the 2006-2007 school year and has been on the BHS Leadership Team since. He is the Advisor of the LARP Club and the Airsoft Club. Mr. Jozokos is married and has three sons, two of which are in high school.
Linda Belmonte graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and earned her Master’s degree in Teaching with Technology. She has taught mathematics at all levels from pre-algebra through calculus, weaving technology into exploring real-world problems and authentic modeling. She has climbed Cardigan with her Jupiter homeroom while teaching math and science at the original McKelvie Middle School and taught math and computer animation at BHS. Mrs. Belmonte was an original member of the Planning Team for the new Bedford High School, developing curriculum and course competencies, and building the math, science, business, FACS and technology departments. She has three children; Pamela, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, Christina, an architect in Providence, and Kevin, a computer science engineer in Boston. Her four grandchildren are the latest to share her love for puzzles, building blocks and Legos.
Rebecca Noe graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelors degree in English and earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from SNHU. She started teaching in Florida, at Estero High School, before moving to New Hampshire in 2004. She spent 11 years teaching English at Pinkerton Academy and 8 years teaching adult education at the Manchester School of Technology and Pinkerton Academy. She was a member of the Adult Education Advisory Committee for the Department of Education and wrote curriculum for adult education classes. An avid runner and triathlete, she coached cross country and track for 13 years at both the college and high school level. She has completed 9 marathons including 3 Boston marathons. Mrs. Noe is married and has three sons, two are juniors in high school, and one is entering middle school.
Chris O'Hara has 15 years of teaching experience and has been at Bedford High School since its inception in 2007. Prior to becoming a Bulldog, Chris taught at Londonderry High School and then spent five years in Adult Education at Second Start in Concord, where she designed and instructed a College Transition Program through a grant funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and World Education. Chris attended Boston College, UNH, and Plymouth State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Teaching Secondary English and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. When not working, Chris enjoys spending time with her husband, her two boys, who are in high school, and her daughter, who is a freshman at James Madison University.
Mrs. Blaney thoroughly enjoyed the six years at Bedford High School when she worked with students as a School Counselor. Leading Intersessions surfing in Maine, college road trips, and staying active with the Alpine Skiing and Equestrian teams; she appreciates all that this high school can offer its students. Mrs. Blaney was thrilled to fulfill the role of Dean of Students in 2013 and work with other teams in the Bedford School District. Prior to BHS she worked as a “College Guru” at The Center for College Planning at NHHEAF where she advised families of New Hampshire on the college admission and financial aid processes for four years. Having worked as an Admission Counselor for three years beforehand certainly came in handy! Mrs. Blaney earned her MEd in School Counseling at Plymouth State University and studied Psychology and Child Development at Colby-Sawyer College. Besides a short stint in Switzerland, Mrs. Blaney is a true “New Hampshirite” and is having a blast raising her small family in the Granite State!
Bill WhitmoreWilliam L. Whitmore is currently in his 42nd year of Athletics and Education, starting his career in 1975. Mr. Whitmore holds a Master in Education from University of Vermont as well as a B.S. in Physical Education/Biology from St. Bonaventure University. Mr. Whitmore came to Bedford from Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts where he was the Director of Athletics and Physical Education since 2006. Prior to working at Milton Academy he was the Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Intramurals for the Concord School District. Mr. Whitmore was responsible for the development, coordination, supervision and evaluation of the athletic and physical education programs in ten schools and he managed the activities of 80 coaches. He has influenced many of the policies that guide athletic programs throughout the state of New Hampshire. Mr. Whitmore's priorities at BHS are grounded in his experience: developing the art and skill of coaching, building vertical programs that help players grow as they move through the levels of play and promote the tenets of good sportsmanship. Before working at the high school level, Bill served for 12 years as a Division I basketball coach at the University of Vermont and St. Bonaventure University.
Kim Noyes has earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Communication and Hearing Disorders and Special Education from Bridgewater State College, and a Master’s in Education in Emotional or Behavioral Disorders and Special Education from Rivier College. Much of her experience has been gained in a variety of special education settings including, education collaboratives in Massachusetts, Hampstead Hospital in Hampstead, NH, and the public school settings in Hudson, Nashua, and Windham, New Hampshire. Kim is enthusiastic about joining the Bedford High School community! She is a lifelong learner who can often be found taking notes in a classroom to continue to grow her own knowledge base. On her downtime, Kim is happily kept busy exploring with her husband, Matt, her two daughters, Reese and Marley, and her pets, Gabe, Wally, and Eva.
Amy Woods started her teaching career in 1995 at Salem High School. In 2002, she was a member of the faculty to open Nashua High School North, and has been at Bedford High School since 2007. 1999 found Ms. Woods teaching her first Adult Education class at Salem, and since then she has taught a variety of courses in Social Studies, Humanities and English for Speakers of Other Languages for the Adult Ed programs in Bedford, Manchester, and Nashua. Ms. Woods received her BA in History with a Spanish minor in 1994 from Keene State College and her M.Ed from Plymouth State University in 2014. She has been teaching Social Studies Methods as adjunct faculty at St. Anselm College since 2015. While away from BHS, Ms. Woods and her husband are kept fantastically busy by their incredibly spirited first-grader!!