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Our Trustees

Derick Anderson, Derry Coop. School District Liaison

Derick owns and operates Wingate’s Pharmacy and Compounding in Nashua.  Derick earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in Boston.  Over the past sixteen years in pharmacy Derick has held various board positions within the pharmacy industry including board member for the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, Vice President of the Massachusetts Pharmacist Association, and President of the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacy Association.  Derick has advocated for patient access to customized medicines throughout his career.  Derick was elected to the Derry School Board in 2016 and became liason to the NEXT Board of Trustees in 2017.  Derick and his wife Kristyn have three children with two currently in the Derry School District.


Katie Anderson, Chair

Katie earned a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Lowell and holds two specialty sports medicine certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has been a physical therapist for over thirty years and currently works in Massachusetts. Originally from Massachusetts, Katie moved to Derry in 1995 and has raised her family here. She has two daughters; one graduated from Pinkerton Academy and currently attends Hofstra University and one currently attends Next. In addition, Katie has previously served as a volunteer at Barka Elementary School for five years.


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Craig Cerino

Craig Cerino is veteran of the United States Army and, by education, a 20+ year professional in the Information and Technology field and has been active in PTSA, Autism Speaks, the Compaq Mentor/Tutor program and instrumental in various Intern/Co-Op programs Massachusetts.

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Craig comes from a strong family oriented background. Growing up, Craig had instilled in him the notion of family and community. Family first above all else. Followed closely by the community you live in. Whether that community be the town, city, state or country in which you reside. It is your responsibility to ensure that family and after if that community thrive.

Craig takes his responsibilities of helping those behind him very seriously. Having been involved in the Compaq Mentor/Tutor program while stationed in Florida as well as being integral in starting College Level Co-Op programs at two of the last three companies he has worked with. He feels strongly that it is the responsibility of those in the position to help to do so. This help comes in the form of “any means possible”. It is the responsibility of those that can to do so.

Craig has been personally involved in helping countless under (or non) experienced high school and college level students identify and pursue the path they are interested in both in education and work experience. Most especially in the Computer Science/Information Technology field. This involvement has included (but is not limited to) Colonial High School and Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, FL., Career fairs and Co-Op programs at UMASS Lowell, Framingham State University, Northeastern University, Bunker Hill Community College and Tulane University.


Jake Crowley

Jake Crowley, the very first student to graduate from Next Charter School in the spring of 2016, joined the Next Board as a trustee in June of 2017. Jake transitioned to Next to begin his 3rd year of high school after completing two years at Pinkerton. Jake’s Capstone experience saw him intern with a master watch and clock professional at Mitchell and Bosworth, Inc., in Concord, New Hampshire. After graduation, Jake enrolled at NHTI to seek his Associates in Business Administration in addition to continuing his seven-year apprenticeship at Mitchell and Bosworth. In true entrepreneurial spirit, Jake also opened his own eBay company in January 2017, selling parts and pieces specific to the field of horology. As an alumni, Jake believes it is important that the student perspective is represented on the Next Board, and he is very happy to be able to serve this role. Jake lives in Derry with his family, and during his spare time he likes to work on his 1962 Willys Jeep he is restoring.


Shannon Hudson, Treasurer

Shannon holds a B.S. in Corporate Finance and Accounting as well as a Masters in Taxation, both from Bentley University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Massachusetts and is in the process of acquiring a reciprocal license for the state of New Hampshire.  Shannon has nearly a decade of accounting expertise and recently took a job at Howe, Riley and Howe, a local accounting firm, as a tax manager.  Prior to that, she spent eight years working in the Personal Financial Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston.  Originally from Maine, Shannon moved to New Hampshire eleven years ago and has been a resident of Derry for the past six years with her husband Jon and Chiweenie Bella. In addition to serving in the treasurer role for the Next School-board, Shannon serves as the treasurer for the homeowners association in which she and her husband reside.




Jennifer Lague, Vice-Chair

Jen is the business manager of Korbey, Lague & Murphy, PLLP, a CPA & wealth management practice owned with her husband, Ron. She is currently on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, Derryfest committee and PTA President at Derry Village School. Her past positions include the Derry Cooperative School Board, including work on the transportation, food service, bully prevention, negotiations and fiscal advisory committees. Together, Jen and her husband Ron, have 5 children, ranging in age from 9 to 37, and two grandchildren. Jen has volunteered as coach of basketball, soccer and t-ball over the years. She’s been active with both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and has been a volunteer in the Derry schools for 15 years. Her latest endeavor is a Facebook group called “Bringing Derry Together” in hopes to create community involvement and encourage volunteerism in the town. Jen is a proud supporter of the Next Charter School and looks forward to serving with the board.


Nichole Reimer, Secretary

Nichole holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in nonprofit management from Boston University and a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Ma.  Nichole has two decades of experience as a nonprofit manager and has worked with organizations both large and small including The Fayerweather School in Cambridge, MA, The YMCA of Dallas, TX, and Granite United Way.  Nichole currently works as an independent consultant serving both corporate and nonprofit clients.  She has been very involved in the Derry community as a volunteer at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Derry Village School and the Cross Country and Track & Field Coach for West Running Brook Middle School. Nichole currently has a son attending Next and  lives in Derry with her husband and 3 children.


Brenda Willis, Derry Coop. School District Liaison, Non-Voting Member

Brenda has been a tireless advocate for the children and youth of New Hampshire since moving to Derry in 1982, working with a variety of organizations including New Hampshire PTA, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry and the Community Leadership Program at UNH. Brenda has been a member of the Derry School Board since 2001, serving the board as chairman, vice chairman and secretary during her tenure. Her commitment to community service and education is rooted in a family of educators and public servants. She has been the recipient of the Derry School District’s World Changer Award, the NH PTA Member of the Year Award, the May Company Community Service Award, the Derry Education Association Friend of Education Award, and is a member of the UNH Community Leadership Program’s Warmth from the Millyard Project that was recognized with the 2010 Spirit of New Hampshire Award. Brenda has 2 children who attended Derry Public Schools, St. Joseph’s Regional Junior High and Pinkerton Academy.