Student Support Services

Title I MSS Project ACHIEVE

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PROJECT ACHIEVE provides students with supplementary tutoring designed to assist them to reach the challenging academic standards expected of all students. The program is funded by a combination of TITLE I Part A federal funds, and the Exeter School District. The GOAL of the project is to improve the LITERACY and MATH skills of the participating students, to build their confidence as learners, and to encourage their enthusiasm to become lifelong learners.


Students are selected for participation based on a number of factors including:

  • Informal Reading and Math Assessments
  • Standardized test scores
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Academic level
  • Previous participation
  • Parent permission


PROJECT ACHIEVE STAFF includes a Title I Coordinator/Teacher, and a team of HIGHLY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS with specialized training in direct intervention teaching methods.

Staff members are:

  • Janice Bastille, Title I Coordinator/Teacher
  • Colleen Nolan, Literacy Tutor
  • Denise Griswold, Math Tutor
  • Martha Brouillette-Martel, Math Tutor
  • Karen Mullen, Project Manager
  • Janet Moaratty, Secretary


Goals are developed and targeted intervention is directed to the needs of the students. Most students are tutored individually or in small groups for approximately 30 minutes per day within the regular classroom setting. Assistance is typically provided within the classroom whenever possible, but may occur in a separate location if more appropriate.


Parents are welcome at the school and to call anytime. A variety of opportunities for parents to become involved are offered throughout the school year, including volunteering, attending various training workshops and family fun events, attending scheduled parent-teacher meetings, participating in PTO, attending field trips, etc…

Parent support is often the key to success! Sharing your love of learning, reading with your child, showing an interest in your child's school day, limiting TV and video exposure, practicing high frequency words and math facts are all ways to make a positive impact on your student's success!



Main Street School

40 Main Street

Exeter, NH 03833

(603) 775-8977

Services for Students and Families

We have many services in place for students who have demonstrated need. Our Special Education department director is located within the school building, where there is at least one Special Education Case Manager at each grade level. We have a full time school psychologist, Speech Language Pathologists, a Seacoast Mental Health representative, and a contracted Occupational Therapist, as well as many paraprofessionals on staff.

Director of Instruction

We have a rigorous academic program at Main Street School. Students are evaluated and carefully placed into the most appropriate classroom at each grade level. Student progress is closely monitored. We are very pleased with how our students perform on national and state testing. Our Director of Instruction, Mrs. Karla Putney, works closely with teachers to provide students with challenging, stimulating learning experiences.


Our school has a Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Daniels, who visits with individual kids and also comes to work in classrooms.

Physical Therapy

Karen Holmblad is the PT specialist for both Main and Lincoln Street Schools. She employs many tools and strategies for students to help them with any physical problems that may interfere with their ability to learn. She coordinates carefully with special educators and is an important contact for many students. She also loves going to classrooms to teach Brain Gym!

Abby Hood, Local Education Authority (LEA)

Special Education

Special educators at Main Street School work closely with each other, teachers, and parents as they try to help all students get off to a good start in their public school experience. Main Street School is dedicated to providing each student with a solid set of skills they can use as they further their education.


Meghan Marcarelli, the Main Street School psychologist, plays an active role in helping students who have any psychological needs. She works closely with Pam Comer, the guidance counselor, and the special educators to make sure that students are able to work through any issues that interfere with their ability to succeed at school. She is also happy to work with parents. Her office is a great place for students who need her special skills.