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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

Our Projects

Leadership projects for the Lastinger Center for Learning include: 

  • 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