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Applications to participate in the second Executive and Teacher Leader Academies are available now!

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Executive Leadership Academy

 
The Montana Executive Leadership Academy prepares career leaders and rising leaders to transform organizations by optimizing opportunities both external and internal to the organization. 
 
The cohort program of learning utilizes a practitioner-scholar model of professional development that emphasizes experiential learning from world-renowned faculty members who are experts in their field.  
 
Program learning and performance outcomes ensure that every Executive Leader understands and applies practices in leadership to (1) collect and analyze data effectively; (2) assess needs, and design appropriate learning experiences; (3) apply tools of appropriate technology; (4) integrate theories and practices into problem-solving; (5) create economic value and efficiency to organizations; and (6) intentionally connecting the strategy of the organization with the professional identities and the personal development of the members of the organization. 
 
 
Are you interested in joining the second Cohort? Reach out to Deputy Sharyl Allen for application details! 

Tentative 2022-23 Cohort II Schedule


 

Montana Executive Leadership Academy Cohort I with Dr. Marguerite Roza

 

Meet our World Renowned Faculty

 

 



  

 

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Teacher Leader Academy 

 
The Teacher Leader Academy is designed to empower teacher leaders to stay in the classroom, not move into administration. Qualities of teacher leaders include high-level classroom practitioner, active engagement in the profession, passion and commitment to excellence, and readiness to re-imagine the profession.
 
Flipping the script on what it means to advance professionally, the Teacher Leader Academy re-imagines career advancement as not just vertical but also as expanded impact and influence. The Academy recognizes that teacher leaders have extensive training and skills in curriculum, pedagogy and instructional methods. The Academy brings a roster of faculty that includes renowned scholars and leading practitioners from Montana and across the country. Participants work closely with Academy faculty and their K-12 peers to practice teacher leader skills and competencies focused around leadership, engagement, influence/advocacy, problem-solving, and the lessons learned from teaching and leading in a pandemic riddled environment.
 
Are you interested in joining the second Cohort? Reach out to Deputy Sharyl Allen for application details!

 

 


 

Executive Leadership Academy

Membership

Christopher Averill - Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs, Strategies 360

Kimberly Barnes - Director, Region 17 Comprehensive Center

Matthew Carey - Principal, Project for Alternative Learning

Patrick Cates - Principal, Saddle Peak Elementary 

Mike Chavers - ,Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch 

Nita Crockett - County Superintendent, McCone County 

Valerie Damron - Director of Special Services, Glendive Public Schools

Dede Frothingham - Special Services Director, Belgrade School District

Paul Furthmyre - Interim Superintendent, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind

Aimee Konzen - School Improvement Specialist, Office of Public Instruction

Carrie Kouba - Director of School Improvement, Office of Public Instruction 

John Larsen - Assistant Principal, Dawson County High School

Thomas Manthey - Director of Montana Center for Inclusive Education, Montana State University Billings

Julie Murgel - Chief Operating Officer, Office of Public Instruction

Sara Novak - Special Education Director, Great Divide Education Services

Pam Pettirew - Director of Special Services, Special Services Cooperative

Trivian Rides The Bear - District Superintendent, Lodge Grass Public Schools

Cheryl Russell - Co-op Director, Flathead Special Education Cooperative

Veronica Small-Eastman - Principal, Lodge Grass School

Curtis Smeby - Board Chairperson, Havre Public Schools

Wade Sundby - District Superintendent, Glasgow K-12 Schools

Testimonials

 

Meet the Faculty

The Leadership Academy's world renowned faculty are experts in their fields. 

Dr. Kerri Cissna

Dr. Liz City

Dr. Gregory Dern

Dr. Karen Mapp

Dr. Marguerite Roza

Dr. Yong Zhao

Teacher Leader Academy

Membership

Katie Christensen - 4th Grade, Whitehall School District

Natacha Doney - English, Hays Lodgepole Schools

Saundra Farman - Wyola Public Schools

Yvonne Field - School Improvement Specialist, Office of Public Instruction

Coty Good Luck - SPED, Lodge Grass High School

Michelle Jefferson - Elementary, Lodge Grass Public Schools

Joe Maraschiello - History, Circle Public Schools

Gary Stevenson - Business & English, Lodge Grass High School

Gayle Walter - K-12 Art, Whitehall School District

Kathleen Yellowtail - Wyola Public Schools

Testimonials

 

Meet the Faculty

The Leadership Academy's world renowned faculty are experts in their fields. 

Dr. Kerri Cissna

Dr. Liz City

Dr. Gregory Dern 

Dr. Karen Mapp

Dr. Margerite Roza

Dr. Yong Zhao

Dr. Peter Liljedahl