New England Secondary School Consortium


Jan 31

LIS Principals’ Professional Learning Group

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 2018-19 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 $250 for the 2018-19 school year to participate in the PrincipalsPLG to help cover costs.

Registration for the PLG is now closed.


October 3, 2018  |  2:30-5:30 pm
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH

Late November/Early December 2018 
Virtual Meetings in sub-groups, exact time and dates to be determined.

January 31, 2019  |  8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Manchester, New Hampshire at a location to be determined. Snow date is February 7, 2019.

March 25, 2019  | 8:30-11:00 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 early October to all registered participants.


Goal: The goal of the Principals’ PLG is to support principal professional development and the implementation of personalizing learning 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 personalized learning.

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

Tony Lamair Burks II |
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.”

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