Linda Carrier

Linda CarrierLinda Carrier
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Graduate Program Advisor

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., (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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