Educational leadership makes a difference and has a significant correlation with high quality teaching and student achievement, with the determining factor being whether leaders focus on and understand the appropriate changes needed to improve their schools, as well as the leadership practices associated with implementing those changes.

Strong educational leaders know the value of teacher leaders who help to forge a shared vision and are vested in decision-making related to program improvement. Significant impact on academic achievement is realized when leaders actively empower teachers to engage in collaborative and self-directed professional learning.

The SABES Program Support PD Center provides support intended to build the capacity of directors to move from transactional to transformative leaders who create opportunities for staff development that promotes teacher leadership and innovative solutions.

Publications: Be sure to offer your free issues of The Change Agent and the COABE Journal.

Looking for ways to connect with upcoming Educational Leadership & Program Management PD?

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  2. Check the SABES Calendar for PD
  3. Review our asynchronous, "On Demand" PD series. 

Educational Leadership & Program Management : Upcoming Events


Digital Literacy & Technology Support Staff Sharing and Learning Group (Online Blended)

This group is for staff whose work includes digital skill-building support for students and teachers, including (but definitely not limited...


Continuous Improvement Planning (Online Facilitated)

Close your eyes and imagine your program in five years. What does it look like? What dreams have been realized...


Support Staff Sharing and Learning Group (Online Facilitated)

Support Staff Sharing and Learning Groups are peer-facilitated meetings where support staff provide program updates, discuss and troubleshoot common challenges...

Educational Leadership & Program Management : Resources, Research and Curriculum


Beginning in January 2024, all adult education practitioners in Massachusetts are eligible for a no-cost membership to the Coalition on Adult Basic...


As we head back to school, the Program Support PD Center has gathered a few of our favorite resources for educational leaders in the "Quick Start...


Please review the attached document for details about the new ACLS and SABES FY23 Digital Literacy Advisory Group. We are in the process of recruiting...

Educational Leadership & Program Management: Our Team