Principal Mr. John House-Myers
Leadership of the school is provided by its Principal of seven years, Mr. House-Myers.
Principal John House-Myers grew up in New York outside of New York City and attended the State University of New York in Oswego and earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. His first teaching position as an English teacher took place in St. Thomas, in the United States Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. There he met the woman he would marry and they sold their scuba diving equipment, bought a pickup truck and moved to Alaska, where they lived and worked and raised a family for eighteen years, before moving to New Hampshire in 2001. During this time he earned a Masters degree in Special Education, as well as administrative credentials, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in international education. He has served as principal at Bow High School since the fall of 2006.
Ms. Colleen DesRuisseaux, Director of Guidance
Ms. DesRuisseaux provides students with support in and out of school time.
Colleen DesRuisseaux has been working at Bow High School since 1998 as a guidance counselor and more recently – since 2008 - as Director of Guidance. Colleen has a Bachelor’s degree in English Education, a Master of Education in School Counseling and is currently finalizing her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies program in Administration. She has been an advisor to students through the National Honor Society and has also served as a class advisor twice during this time. The main focus of Ms. DesRuisseaux’s job is about making sure that student’s academic, social, and emotional needs are being met and that they are successful here. She also provides extensive support and guidance as students begin their college application process, as well as the many options available to them after high school. Some days this means counseling students on issues going on in their lives, such as family, friends, and classes, while on other days it is about helping students work on their plans for life after high school and reviewing their current schedule of classes. Communication is the key, and our guidance department provides extensive support services to help students be successful. If you need help with something, our Guidance Department – with two other full time guidance counselors and a full time administrative assistant - can guide you to reach your goal.
Ms. Leslie Bean, School Nurse
Looking after the health of students during school time.
Leslie Bean joined Bow High School when it opened in 1997, filling the position of school nurse. She had previously worked as a school nurse and health teacher at Concord High and as a critical care nurse at Concord Hospital. She is a Registered Nurse, graduated from Vermont College/ Norwich University and has National Certification of School Nurses recognition. Leslie also has holds a bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in Health and Human Services. She is a member of Bow’s Wellness and Safety teams and has attended numerous school safety conferences. She is very actively involved in school activities as a Class of 2016 advisor and Intersession coordinator.
Leslie enjoys traveling the world and has lead student groups on trips to California, Florida and China. She has hosted students and faculty from Germany, Denmark, England and China and welcomes the opportunity to learn more about people of the world and their cultures. Leslie has raised two daughters in Bow and believes the safe, wholesome, relaxing and beautiful country life is the perfect environment to live and raise a family.