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Leadership Services


Nicole Natale
Education Specialist
(860) 929-8673

About Leadership Services

Mentoring for Administrators

CREC's experienced administrators mentor and support administrators (building or central office) dealing with challenging issues, or specific areas of growth.

Professional Development for Aspiring and Practicing Instructional Leaders

Aligned with the Connecticut Standards for School Leaders, these job-embedded learning opportunities address seven categories: clear and focused mission and high expectation for success, instructional leadership, frequent monitoring of student progress, time on task, safe and orderly environment, home/school relations, and special education issues.

Leadership Development for Non-Certified Staff

CREC offers a variety of high-quality professional development sessions designed to strengthen district staff members' leadership skills. Topics include: communication skills, conflict resolution, effective presentation skills, stress management, supervising and coaching staff, and teambuilding.

Things To Know About Being a Superintendent

This series offers educators practical information for teaching students with disabilities. Modules offer specific methods for educating the following student populations: students with significant disabilities in general classrooms; English learners with disabilities; and students with significant attendance issues who need dropout prevention.

Executive Coaching for Administrators

CREC’s experienced administrators mentor and support building and central office administrators who are dealing with challenging issues or specific areas of growth.

Leadership Challenge Workshop

Developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of the best-selling book, "The Leadership Challenge", this nationally-recognized, award-winning program is based on extensive research of the five practices of exemplary leadership. The workshop is interactive and engaging, approaching leadership as a learnable, measurable, and teachable set of behaviors, and it uses a 360-degree assessment. It includes the leadership practices inventory, video cases, experiential learning, and leaders' personal stories and lessons useful for aspiring and practicing leaders.

Leadership Network

National and local speakers will provide key information for raising student achievement through a variety of engagements. Teams will have an opportunity to learn and collaborate on strategies and techniques being used nationally and locally, to try out the ideas in their schools and report successes to the network, and to problem solve barriers. Teams in the areas of Scientific Research-Based Interventions, special education, early intervention, problem solving, behaviors, and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend to share best practices and seek out potential solutions to district problems.

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