SAU39 - Amherst, NH

Joint Facilities Advisory Committee

The Present & Future of Amherst’s Schools

Shannon Gascoyne, Community Member​ –

Vice Chair

Victoria Parisi, Amherst School Board Member –

John Bowkett, Community Member

Brian Coogan, Community Member​

Lisa Eastland, Community Member ​

Amy Facey, SAU 39 Business Administrator

Tom Gauthier, Amherst School Board Chair​

Christine Grayson, Community Member​

Pim Grondstra, Souhegan School Board Member, Mont Vernon

​Stephanie Grund, Souhegan School Board Member, Amherst

​Jeanne Ludt, Community Member​

Roger Preston, SAU 39 Director of Facilities​

Adam Steel, SAU 39 Superintendent

OPEN, Souhegan Cooperative School Board Member, Amherst

John D’Angelo, Liaison to the Board of Selectmen



The SAU 39 Joint Facilities Advisory Committee was appointed and tasked by the SAU 39 School Board with conducting an analysis of the state of public education facilities in Amherst.  The committee works to provide recommendations to the governing bodies (Souhegan Cooperative School Board, Amherst School Board) regarding the interim and long-term facilities needs of the public-school facilities in Amherst, taking into account educational outcomes and how to best level the cost impact to residents in an efficient manner.

The Committee is working with the SAU, School Boards, and the Architectural Firm of Banwell Architects ,the Construction Management firm of DEW Construction and the the Civil Engneering firm of Tighe & Bond Civil/Site Planning & Design – Tighe & Bond (  All firms have extensive experience in public school design, site planning and construction. 

Banwell Architects              DEW Construction

Bradford Prescott, AIA
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Ingrid Nichols, AIA, LAP
Principal in Charge/Design Principal
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DEW Construction