Linda Carrier

Linda CarrierLinda Carrier
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Graduate Program Advisor

Phone: (603) 535-2101
E-mail: llcarrier@plymouth.edu

Profile

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

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