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 student achievement

  • Experience (five years) 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, assistant superintendents, instruction and curriculum directors, and superintendents
  • Excellent communications skills; able to effectively facilitate professional development for peers
  • Demonstrated skills in mentoring and coaching
  • Experience as a successful practitioner—able to translate concepts to actions, theory to practice, and programs to craft
  • Able to participate in the entire NISL program and become certified as a Maine LDP facilitator
  • 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. Support the planning for and future delivery of regional training throughout the state.
  3. Costs: Pay for all training costs and materials for participants, except 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 

  1. Complete and submit a program application to the Department of Education by August 5, 2019.  
  2. Be available to participate in a one-hour interview with NISL and the Maine Department of Education at the Cross-Office Building in Augusta upon request. 
  3. Have the full support of their sending district in meeting all program and future training requirements.
  4. Successfully complete all required training sessions.  
  5. Commit to paying travel and lodging expenses for NISL participants for the duration of the training program.

Program Commitment

Event Date(s)
Application period May 28 - August 5, 2019
Interviews July 11- August 9, 2019

Facilitator Candidates: July 31, 2019 (Half Day) 

Participants: August 12, 2019

Session 1 August 14 and 15, 2019
Session 2 September 19 and 20, 2019
Session 3 October 17 and 18, 2019
Session 4 November 13 and 14, 2019
Session 5 December 12 and 13, 2019
Session 6 January 16 and 17, 2020
Session 7 February 13 and 14, 2020
Session 8 March 12 and 13, 2020
Session 9 April 16 and 17, 2020
Session 10 May 14 and 15, 2020
Session 11 June 1 and 2, 2020
Session 12 June 25 and 26, 2020
Facilitator Training 1 July 22, 23, and 24, 2020
Facilitator Training 2 August 3, 4, and 5, 2020

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