Transformational Leaders’ Network


Increasing student achievement through supporting leadership growth


The Network takes a two-pronged approach to leadership development: it positions the leader’s learning in the immediate context of the leader’s major responsibility- which is to improve student learning in their school.  Research-based evidence regarding experiential learning for leaders, the TLN asks each principal to formulate a plan for their growth that is directly tied to their leadership tasks arising from the implementation of strategies to improve specific teaching and learning practices.  

To learn more about the structure, impact, and strengths of Maine leaders, please visit reflections from 2021-2022 TLN members


Benefits for Maine Schools 

  • Provides an environment and rigorous involvement that fosters leadership growth 

  • Increases student achievement and fosters a culture of high expectations 

  • Enhances teacher quality, retention, and recruitment 


Program Curriculum 

  • Improves leadership, transforms instruction and student achievement 

  • Bridged with readings and job-embedded application of key concepts 

  • 2-3 hour virtual monthly sessions and 3 in-person full days over 8 months

2022-2023 TLN Schedule

  • October 14, 2022: 8:30-2:30 full day in person session
  • November 4, 2022: 8:30-11:00 session virtual
  • December 9, 2022: 8:30-11:00 session virtual
  • January 13, 2023 8:30-11:00 session virtual
  • February 3, 2023: 8:30-2:30 in person session
  • March 10, 2023: 8:30- 11:00 virtual
  • April 7, 2023 8:30-11:00 session virtual
  • May 5, 2023: 8:30-2:30 full day in person session

Registration Information

Registration for the TLN can be done by visiting the following link:

Please note:  The registration fee for this year of professional learning is $60.00.  This includes the cost of materials, participant resources, and food for the in-person events.  A credit card is required at the time of registration.  Please contact our team regarding registration/financial support. 


Chelsey Trimble-Fortin
Associate Commissioner, Policy and Programs