What is the DA Leadership Institute?

The mission of the District Administration Leadership Institute (DALI) is to provide cutting-edge professional development to school district superintendents and other senior education executives to inspire innovation and leadership excellence in K12 education.

This mission is accomplished through top-tier live events focused on intensive networking and collaboration with innovative solution providers, and through engagement in virtual communities to promote ongoing discussion, debate, and the sharing of professional resources and leadership initiatives.

Participation Opportunities:

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Health, Wellness Are Pivotal to the Student Experience in Maine District

Besides the bucolic scenery and lack of traffic in Hampden, Maine, people come to the area, which is just south of Bangor, for the quality of life and great schools. The community has a low crime rate, highly educated residents and small class sizes. At newly built Hampden Academy, for instance, the student-teacher ratio is 14.4:1. We spoke with Rick Lyons, superintendent of Maine District No. 22, about some of the successful programs running in his district.