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The Lynch Leadership Academy's leadership effectiveness coaching model is rooted in the belief that each participant’s skills will exponentially improve with constructive feedback and real-world application.

As part of the program experience, and because we believe that practice with targeted feedback has a direct impact on outcomes, each fellow is assigned a Leadership Effectiveness Director (LED). The LED focuses on each fellow’s development and school goals, thereby targeting their work and focusing on identifying leadership areas for improvement and school outcomes by which to measure improvement.

One of the most distinctive attributes of the Lynch Leadership Academy’s program is its unique coaching model. Rooted in the belief that each participant’s skills will exponentially improve with constructive feedback and real-world application, the model becomes a key component of our program.

Each participant is assigned a Leadership Effectiveness Director who provides targeted leadership development through ten hours per month of individualized support. Leadership Effectiveness Directors work with their Fellows to revise their school goals and help them achieve their targets while helping Fellows apply the principles of their learning to grow as leaders.

Additionally, each aspiring principal completes a yearlong residency at a Boston-area school in their chosen sector, working closely with a principal who also serves as a mentor.

Aspiring principals lead professional development opportunities, facilitate leadership team meetings, observe teachers and provide feedback, engage key stakeholders and the community, and help manage the daily operations of a school.

Click here to learn more about our Leadership Effectiveness Directors Joe Dolan, Melissa Martin, Jenne Grant, and Bisi Oyedele.

Meet the Cohort

Courtney Sheppeck

Principal, Murphy K-8 School

Geoff Rose

Principal, Perry K-8 School

Ben Rockoff

Resident Principal, JP Manning School

Darlene Ratliff

Principal, Higginson-Lewis K-8 School

Sarah Peteraf

Assistant Principal, Spark Academy

Jillian Pace

Principal Fellow, Brooke High School

Roger Oser

Principal, Ostigy High School

James Nardo

Middle School Principal, Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School

Michelle Morrissey

Dean of Humanities, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Farida Mama

Resident Principal, UP Academy Leonard

Michael Lister

Assistant Principal, Saltonstall School

Samantha Johnson

Assistant Principal, City on a Hill New Bedford

Sarah Herman

Principal, Our Sisters' School

Sean Guthrie

Resident Principal, Curley K-8 School

Courtney Gosselin

Assistant Principal, Bowditch School

Jay Goldrick

Principal, Nativity Prep New Bedford

Mona Ford

Mona Ford

Principal, Winship Elementary School

Matt Dunkel

Matt Dunkel

Math Coach, Vassal Lane Upper School

Rene Dickhaut

Principal, Clifford School

Sarah Dent

Assistant Principal, Chelsea High School

Brittny DeMatteo

Inclusion Specialist, City on a Hill Circuit Street

Kellie Carroll

Kellie Carroll

Assistant Principal, St. Agatha School

Glenn Burns

Principal, Collins Middle School

Kristin Blanchette

Kristin Blanchette

Principal, Trinity Catholic Academy Lower Campus

Emily Berman

Emily Berman

Resident Principal, William Russell School

Michael Baulier

Michael Baulier

Resident Principal, Mozart Elementary School

Meet the Alumni

Kim Wall

Principal, City on a Hill New Bedford

Adam Stumacher

Aspiring Principal Resident, Henderson K-12 School

Deborah Rooney

Principal, Lyon K-8 School

Claire Rheaume

Aspiring Principal Resident, Eliot K-8 School

Tabitha Redding

Resident Aspiring Principal, Mission Grammar School

Robert Rametti

Principal, Edwards Middle School

Dan Price

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Malden Catholic High School

Deb Opar

K-6 Literacy Coordinator, Prospect Hill Academy

Elise Mostello

Academic Dean, Conservatory Lab Charter School

Sarah McLaughlin

Principal, Frost Elementary School

Jean Larrabee

Principal, West Zone Early Elementary School

Ryan Holmes

Principal, Match Middle School

Elvis Henriquez

Aspiring Principal Resident, Warren/Prescott K-8 School

Kristen Goncalves

Aspiring Principal Resident, J.P. Manning School

Katie Grassa

Principal, Curley K-8 School

Yeshi Gaskin Lamour

Principal, Holmes Elementary School

Jonathan Diamond

Dean of Students, Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School

Joanna Davis

Lead Teacher, Match Middle School

Carmen Davis

Aspiring Principal Resident, Mozart Elementary School

Nick Cuomo

Aspiring Principal Resident, Pope John Paul II-Neponset

Leldamy Correa

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Lawrence High School

Jason Colombino

Assistant Principal, Collins Middle School

Jamie Brown

Aspiring Principal Resident, South Boston Catholic Academy

Dave Angeramo

Principal, Salem High School

Kristen Ando

Co-Leader for Curriculum and Instruction, Oliver Partnership School

Jonathan Anderson

Principal, Davis Leadership Academy

Natalie Ake

Principal, Ellison/Parks Early Education School

Marlena Afonso

Head of Operations, Bentley Elementary School

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