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.
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.
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.
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!!