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The Lastinger Center takes a system-wide approach to improve child outcomes by helping educators realize their leadership potential through asset-driven supports. Our leadership development programs are tailored to meet the needs of teachers, directors, coaches and administrators in early learning and K-12 education settings.

Completion rates for educators participating in our instructional leadership program were significantly higher than in other quality improvement initiatives.

Our Programs

Coaching Certification

Job-embedded, online certification programs for early learning, K-12 and literacy coaches.

Communities of Practice

Facilitator Training

Online or in-person collaborative program prepares participants to effectively lead and facilitate productive, goal-oriented meetings and groups.

Instructional Leadership Development

Tailored professional learning experience designed to deepen the expertise of instructional leaders in early childhood and K-12 education settings.

Leadership Programs in Action

Lastinger Center Leadership Programs may be configured to meet the needs of a wide range of education professionals including early learning program leaders, administrators, directors, K-12 teachers, coaches and others. 

  • Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium
  • Miami Teacher Leadership 
  • Hillsborough Early Learning Network
  • Massachusetts Early Childhood Support Organization

Leadership by the Numbers

early childhood and K-12 coaches certified


average gains in CLASS(R) composite scores for early learning providers receiving support from a Lastinger certified coach