Maine's Leadership Development Program

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Empowering Leaders to Increase Achievement for All Maine Students

 

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) is pleased offer the Maine Leadership Development Program (Maine LDP), an initiative intended to build and strengthen instructional leadership skills among Maine’s educational leaders at the school, district, and state levels. The Maine DOE provides executive leadership training to selected educational leaders across Maine at no cost to the fellows or their sending school administrative units (SAUs).

Maine's LDP is delivered through a blended learning model and includes study, inquiry, and hands-on activities with practical applications that meet the rigorous expectations for today’s educational leaders. Completion of the program may contribute to credit hours for participants pursuing an advanced degree or contact hours for recertification purposes.

Training Delivered by Proven Leaders

Maine's LDP facilitators understand education in Maine and are recognized in the field. All facilitators are NISL certified.

Benefits for Maine Schools

  • Prepares educational leaders to lead for excellence and equity

  • Increases student achievement, fosters a culture of high expectations

  • Enhances teacher recruitment, retention, and quality

How is the Program Designed?

  • The LDP is a nationally researched (NISL), evidenced-based, and locally delivered in a cohort model that improves the practice of leadership, transforms instruction, and focuses on increasing student achievement in school.
  • The program is a blended learning model including case studies, inquiry, action learning, and hands-on activities with practical applications that meet the needs of leaders
  • Successful completion of the LDP may contribute to credit hours for participants pursuing an advanced degree or contact hours for re-certification purposes.

Program Curriculum

  • Nationally researched, evidenced-based, and locally delivered in a cohort model

  • Improves the practice of leadership, transforms instruction and student achievement in schools

  • 2 days per month over the course of a year

  • Bridged with online coursework, readings and job-embedded application of key concepts

 

Contact

Emily (Gribben) Doughty
Educator Effectiveness Coordinator
Emily.Doughty@maine.gov

Shelly Chasse-Johndro
Director, Office of Emergency Relief Programs and State Ombudsman 
shelly.chassejohndro@maine.gov