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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! 

 

Montana Executive Leadership Academy Cohort I with Dr. Marguerite Roza

 


Meet our World Renowned Faculty

 


 

 

Teacher Leadership Academy photo

 

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

Cohort II Membership

Lisa Fant - Special Education Teacher, Kalispell Public Schools

Jamie Standaert - Principal, Victor Public Schools

Crystal Andrews - Educator Licensure Director, MT OPI

Jonathan Skinner - Principal, Fairview Consolidated Public Schools

Zach Hawkins - Indian Education For All Director, MT OPI

McCall Flynn - Executive Director, Board of Public Education

Michael Grizzaffi - Special Education Director, Stillwater/Sweet Grass Coop

Stephen Schreibeis - Superintendent, Glendive Public Schools

John Wetsit - Principal, Poplar Public Schools

Angela Heavy Runner - Assistant Principal, Browning Public Schools

Denise Chrest - Superintendent, Moore Public Schools

Bianka Rock Above - District Indian Education Director, Hardin Public Schools

Christina Barbachano - Superintendent, Harlowton Public Schools

Toni Tatsey - Principal, Browning Public School

Christina Hartmann - Principal, Townsend Public Schools

Dennis Juneau - Assistant Superintendent, Browning Public Schools

Meet the Faculty

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

Dr. Jo Boaler

Dr. Jody Britten

Dr. Kerri Cissna

Dr. Liz City

Missy Emler

Dr. Karen Mapp

Dr. Yong Zhao

Dr. Peter Liljedahl 

Teacher Leader Academy

Cohort II Membership

Shannon Limberis - Cayuse Prairie School

Emily Larson - Victor Public Schools

Dawn Rhodes - Victor Public Schools

Kristy Gaul - Victor Public Schools

Alicia Wenz - Trout Creek Public Schools

Jason Mitchell - Woodman School

Jeanan Herman - Lodge Grass Public Schools

Matthew Flatlip - Pryor Public Schools

Marci Burd - Browning Public Schools

Angie Pepion - Browning Public Schools

Amy DeRoche - Browning Public Schools

Susie Small - Browning Public Schools

Britney Shooter - Browning Public Schools

Shannon Murphy - Poplar Public Schools

Tina Strauser - Frontier Public Schools

Darla Warrior - Frontier Public Schools

Lissa Whiteclay - Lodge Grass Public Schools

Thomasa Blaine - Lodge Grass Public Schools

Kim Gilligan - Townsend Public Schools

Meet the Faculty

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

Dr. Jo Boaler

Dr. Jody Britten

Dr. Kerri Cissna

Dr. Liz City

Missy Emler

Dr. Karen Mapp

Dr. Yong Zhao

Dr. Peter Liljedahl