MPS Leadership Academy

The Middletown Public Schools' Leadership academy is a year-long learning experience that includes targeted professional development on effective leadership and completion of a leadership project in the district. Professional development sessions will focus on all facets of effective leadership, attendance at select conferences, potential shadowing opportunities, and development of a personal growth action plan. The program is designed to develop a cadre of educators committed to developing their leadership skills, expanding their leadership knowledge base, and taking an active role in school improvement and student success.

Participants will gain an enhanced understanding and ability to apply professional practice, concepts, and values in learning and leadership. Session topics will include:

  • Mission and Vision
  • Culture Leadership
  • People Leadership
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Organization Management

2018-19 DATES:

Location of sessions: Location to be determined

Orientation -October 2nd, 2018 (4 PM to 6 PM)

Session 1 - Full Day (8:00 AM to 3:00 PM) - October 10, 2018

Session 2 - Full Day - November 7, 2018

Session 3 - Full Day - January 9, 2019

Session 4 - Full Day - March 6, 2019

Session 5 - Full Day - April 3, 2019

Weather Make-up Date - May 8, 2019


  • Every child deserves rigorous curriculum, dynamic teaching, and the tools and materials to facilitate learning.

  • High expectations for all children and differentiated learning opportunities will enable students to reach their potential.

  • High quality professional development that is embedded in everyday practice will improve student achievement.

  • Strong parent and community support is essential to our schools and city.


The mission of the Middletown Public Schools' Leadership Academy is to build and develop leadership capacity throughout the district through collaboration, professional development, and support, in order to increase and sustain student achievement.



Dan Raucci, Secondary ELA Curriculum Supervisor