Linda Carrier

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership;
Graduate Program Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership programs

Phone: (603) 535-2101


Over the course of her twenty year public school career Dr. Carrier has been passionate about school improvement and the development of school leaders for 21st century schools. A veteran of the Massachusetts public school system Linda has worked in rural, suburban, and urban settings. She has served as a music teacher, middle school team leader, assistant principal, principal, and director of curriculum and instruction. She has presented at the NELMS annual conference; and, has worked in school districts to train data teams on the data inquiry model of using data for decision making and improvement planning.

Degrees and Education

    • EdD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • MA, Westfield State University
    • BMus, University of Hartford

Research Interests

    • Instructional Leadership and School Turnaround

Recent Publications and Presentatations

    • Carrier, L. (2014).  If We Want to Really Improve Our Schools We Need To Make Leadership a Priority for Instructional Leaders.  The New Hampshire Journal of  Education, 17, 58-63
    • Carrier, L., (2013, April). Data Practices for Improving Student Achievement: Developing School-wide Data Teams. Presentation at the annual conference of the New England League of Middle Schools, Providence, RI
    • Carrier, L. (2013). Identity Crisis: Will the real instructional leaders please stand up?,
      Midlines, 3(2), New England League of Middle Schools
    • Carrier, L. (1999). Painless Music History in the Middle School, Mass Music News, 48(2)
      Massachusetts Music Educators Association

Associations, Boards, and Committees

    • New England League of Middle Schools Board of Directors

Courses Taught

    • AD 5020 Staff Development and Evaluation
    • AD 5800 Practicum in Education Leadership: The Principalship
    • AD 5830 Educational Planning and Problem Solving
    • EP 7030 Transforming the Educational Agenda
    • EP 7300 The Superintendency and School District Leadership
    • EP 8060 Dissertation Seminar: Writing Proposal