CSS Staff and Consultants


lindaLinda Addante M.D., MEd
Behavioral Health Specialist-Consultant, is Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. She also has a Master’s Degree in Education in Supervision and Administration from Antioch New England Graduate School. Dr. Addante has experience working with students from pre-K to graduate school. She is also a trained facilitator. Dr. Addante’s interest is in helping individuals, and the systems in which they work, realize their fullest learning potential. Over the last twenty years she has been a teacher, pre-school director, medical student mentor and instructor, counselor, consultant to school districts, school board member, as well as a facilitator for large community and school district groups. Dr. Addante serves as a member of the Rx For School Success program; a collaborative program between the Center for School Success and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital that proactively addresses the learning challenges that can impact a child’s health.


Steven steve-head-shotC. Atkins, Psy.D., Behavioral Health Specialist-Consultant
, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and school consultant. He holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Atkins is a past Chair of the NH Board of Psychologists. He currently operates a clinical practice which focuses on child, adolescent and family therapies.  Dr. Atkins also consults with several schools in the Upper Valley region of NH/VT.  In addition, he has co-authored several books on parenting strategies which have been published in over 11 languages. He is an international speaker on various topics and has served as the President for the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA), and as the Chair of the Ethics Committee for NHPA. Dr. Atkins  served as a Clinical Psychologist on a transdisciplinary educational assessment team through the Center for School Success for twelve years. He now serves as a member of the Rx For School Success program; a collaborative program between the Center for School Success and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital that proactively addresses the learning challenges that can impact a child’s health.

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Elizabeth (Beth) Reed, MEd, Learning Specialist-Consultant, holds a Master’s Degree in Early Education from Plymouth State University. Over the past thirty-five years she has worked with students from pre-K through graduate school, as a pre-school teacher, childcare director, special education learning assistant, teacher and college instructor for several colleges, including Granite State College and Southern New Hampshire University. Aside from teaching college courses, Ms. Reed also currently works as an independent consultant specializing in pre-school and K-12 school-based professional development. She served as a Senior Learning Specialist on a transdisciplinary educational assessment team through the Center for School Success for twelve years. Ms. Reed now is a a member of the Rx For School Success program; a collaborative program between the Center for School Success and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital that proactively addresses the learning challenges that can impact a child’s health.

nanceeNancee Tracy,EdM, Program Coordinator
, earned her Master’s Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has worked with children, families, teachers, physicians, community providers and state policy-makers and administrators for over 30 years in a variety of educational, medical and community settings. She has also been responsible for managing a number of federal and state funded grant projects to enhance and expand services to NH children and families. For the past 13 years she has served as the clinic coordinator and program manager for the Center for School Success (CSS). She has been responsible for coordinating transdisciplinary educational assessments and supporting research and program development at CSS.  Most recently, she contributed on Project Pediatric PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System), funded by the National Institutes of Health which helped to inform what is now the Rx for School Success health and learning questionnaire and coaching program. In addition, she has provided consulting, training and technical assistance to diverse audiences. Ms. Tracy serves as the Program Coordinator for the Rx For School Success  program; a collaborative program between the Center for School Success and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital that proactively addresses the learning challenges that can impact a child’s health.

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Leslie Williamson, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for School Success (CSS). She has served as an adjunct faculty member of Plymouth State University and Southern New Hampshire University, both in New Hampshire and has also co-designed several courses for and been an instructor at the Harvard University Extension School. Ms. Williamson and her colleagues at CSS created and taught a Master in Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) program delivered in partnership with Plymouth State University, each with a concentration in the “Neurodevelopmental Approach to Teaching” from 2009-2017.

In her capacity as Executive Director of CSS, Ms. Williamson served as a project coordinator and contributor on Project Pediatric PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System), funded by the National Institutes of Health. The project, led by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), focused on improving the conceptualization and measurement of children’s health, well-being, and learning outcomes. The project involved development of valid, useful, and efficient tools for the measurement of children’s academic and health-related strengths and weaknesses. CSS used that research to develop a holistic health and learning screener and team delivery model. The program, Rx for School Success, is geared to identify school-related risk and protective factors that impact health through a screener administered during well child visits. Integrated coaching is offered by a team of specialists comprising behavioral health and learning specialists. Ms. Williamson serves as the Program Manager of the Rx for School Success program in collaboration with Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.