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A comprehensive professional development program created to inform, demonstrate, apply, and support best practices in school leadership



Leadership Projects in 50 States


NHSALT represents one of fifty state leadership projects supported by the Gates Foundation. It has been recognized as a noteworthy program for leadership development by the National Staff Development Council (NSDC).

NHSALT began work with its first cohort group in the Summer of 2002. The program is currently completing its second year of implementation. To date, 160 school leaders have participated in the project which focuses on three themes:

  • instructional leadership,
  • technology, and
  • change

The training addresses the six ISLLC (Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium) standards for school administrators. One of the components of the project requires participant attendance at four regional cohort sessions during the school year. These convenings are facilitated by higher education faculty from:

  • Keene State College,
  • Plymouth State University,
  • Rivier College, and
  • Southern New Hampshire University.

The project’s emphasis on job-embedded professional development is further enhanced by the inclusion of the NH Principal-in-Residence who is responsible for site visitations to all principals and superintendents to:

(1) assist in updating each school leaders’ e-portfolio;

(2) consult on technology integration and the implementation and assessment of each participating school’s LoTI (Level of Technology Implementation) survey;

(3) provide training and support to schools in technology integration, higher order thinking skill development, instructional design, assessment, organizational and curriculum development;

(4) collaborate on the development of short and long range solutions to school based issues.

NH-SALT I and NH-SALT II Cohorts

As we approach the third year of NHSALT, we are very excited about the development of NHSALT II. Next year we will continue to have our original NHSALT program introducing administrators to the ISLLC standards. This program features an overview of each standard and their implications for school leadership. NHSALT II is being developed based upon past participant feedback and interest in continuing with the program. While our themes will continue to focus on instructional leadership, technology, and change, NHSALT II will form cohorts around common problem issues identified by participants. This will foster more meaningful problem solving and enhance networking and resource support. NHSALT II will provide relevant literature that addresses both the cohort’s problem issue as well as appropriate ISLLC standards. All participants from years one and two of the NHSALT project will be receiving information about NHSALT II in early spring. If you are interested in attending NHSALT II, please contact Dan Cherry.




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