The Department encourages experienced educational leaders who embody the Characteristics of Potential Maine LDP Participants listed below to apply

Characteristics of Potential Maine LDP Participant

  • A belief in and commitment to improving instruction and increasing achievement for all students

  • Experience in a leadership role at the school, district, or state level and background as a classroom teacher. Ideal candidates include, but are not limited to, principals, assistant principals, deans, instructional coaches, Title I directors, ESEA coordinators, special education directors, English Learner directors, department leaders, teacher leaders, assistant superintendents, instruction and curriculum directors, CTE instructors, CTE directors, and superintendents. Priority will be given to educational leaders from schools identified to receive Tier III support throughout Maine.
  • Excellent communications skills; proven ability to effectively facilitate professional development for peers and a commitment to bring learning back to local context
  • Demonstrated skills in mentoring and coaching
  • Experience as a successful practitioner— proven ability to translate concepts to actions, theory to practice, and programs to craft
  • Commitment and ability to participate in the entire Maine LDP
  • Likely to live and work in Maine for the next five years

Expectations of Maine DOE and Selected Maine LDP Participants

Maine DOE

  1. Plan and coordinate all training sessions with NISL
  2. Provide logistical support for planning and delivery of statewide training sessions
  3. Provide financial support which includes training costs and materials for participants, this does not include travel and hotel accommodations.  Note: If a candidate does not complete the training, the district will be required to repay the training costs. 

Potential Maine LDP Participants (Deadline Extension) 

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to re-open the application process for a limited time period.  Applications will be due by September 28, 2020 in order to ensure that selected participants are prepared to participate in Unit 1 on October 19 and October 20.   

  1. Complete and submit a program application to the Department of Education by September 28,2020.    
  2. Be available to participate in an hour interview via Zoom from October 1-October 10.   
  3. Have the full support of their sending district in meeting all program and future training requirements.
  4. Successfully complete all required training sessions and deeply engage in action learning.  For the remainder of 2020, all sessions will take place virtually.  
  5. Commit to paying travel and lodging expenses for NISL participants for the duration of the training program.  Meetings will be held virtually through 2020, at which time in-person convenings may resume.  

Program Commitment

Event Date(s)
Application period The application period has been extended through September 28, 2020.
Interviews October 1 through October 10

September 29, 2020

Session 1 October 19 and 20, 2020
Session 2 November 16 and 17, 2020
Session 3 December 14 and 15, 2020
Session 4 January 14 and 15, 2021
Session 5 February 11 and 12, 2021
Session 6 March 23 and 24, 2021
Session 7 April 12 and 13, 2021
Session 8 May 17 and 18, 2021
Session 9 June 21 and 22, 2021
Session 10 July 20 and 21, 2021
Session 11 August 12 and 13, 2021
Session 12 September 21 and 22, 2021

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