New England Secondary School Consortium


Jan 30

LIS Principals’ PLG

We are excited to invite you to participate in a thriving and well-supported Professional Learning Group (PLG) exclusively for LIS Principals

As members of the League, you know first-hand how complex leading and managing the change required to support innovations in your school can be.  We have seen that the LIS PrincipalsPLG can play an important role in school leaders’ ongoing learning and growth and hope that you will consider committing to participate in one of these groups during the 2019-2020 school year.

If you choose to participate in the Principals’ PLGs, your participation in all three in-person sessions is critical to the successful functioning of these groups. Read more about the Principals’ PLG Goals and Outcomes below.

There is a fee of $275 for the 2019-20 school year to participate in the PrincipalsPLG to help cover costs.

Click the button below to complete your online registration by Friday, August 30, 2019 



October 29, 2019  |  8:00-11:00 am
FourPoints by Sheraton, Norwood, MA on the morning after the LIS Fall Conference.

January 30, 2020  |  8:30 am – 3:00 pm  
The DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101
A small block of overnight rooms is available for the night of January 29 at a rate of $169 per night. Contact reservations at 603-625-1000 and reference LIS.

March 23, 2020  | 8:00-11:00 am 
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA on the morning of the first day of the School Redesign in Action Conference
Specific logistical information about the PLGs will be emailed in August to all registered participants.


    Goal: The goal of the Principals’ PLG is to support principal professional development and support school change in service of creating more equitable schools for all students.

    Through our work participants will:

    • Identify connections, exchange ideas and foster professional relationships in order to support the leadership of school change.
    • Apply new learning and perspectives to dilemmas and work related to creating equitable outcomes for all learners.
    • Apply knowledge and develop strategies for implementing school change.

    If you have any questions regarding the PLGs, please contact either of this year’s Principals’ PLG Facilitators:

    Ted Hall |
    Jean Haeger |


    “Through this process, I have gained resources, a new network, and clarity in how to navigate the challenges of changes as well as how to celebrate the work.”

    “There are a thousand questions around how to implement proficiency-based models in schools, and I can’t say enough about the PLG’s resources and thoughtfulness.  You learn as much by listening as you do by presenting.”

    “As a leader, our work often isolates us, and it is quite beneficial to join with our colleagues for support.  I learn from their experience and gain insight about working with my own school community.”

    “I ALWAYS leave a PLG thinking differently about some aspect of my work, and the reverberations of the PLG echo throughout my reflections for many weeks and months after the meeting.  I am able to engage in a level of discourse about leadership which occurs nowhere else in my professional life, but which I deeply value.”


    Non-Emergency – If you cannot attend the event you may transfer your registration to another attendee or request a refund. Refund requests for cancellations must be received via email two weeks prior to the event date. The full amount paid minus a 10% processing fee will be refunded. Transfers can be made without penalty at any time, however, we cannot guarantee name changes on materials. No refund will be issued for cancellations received within two weeks of the event, unless in accordance with the Emergency Policy below.

    Emergency Refunds may be granted within two weeks of the event if an attendee is unable to attend due to the death of an immediate family member, hospitalization, or other extraordinary circumstance. Refunds will still be subject to the 10% processing fee. All emergency refund requests must be received no later than two weeks after the event conclusion.

    All cancellations and requests for transfer must be sent in writing via email.

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