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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.

Attrition rates for early learning programs participating in our instructional leadership program were significantly lower than state attrition rates for 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