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Great Beginnings

Welcome to Great Beginnings ~ one of the MPA's Induction Programs for our Newest Adminsitrators!

As the year goes on, we will continually add material that you will be able to access at all times.  Here are some materials that we refer to in Session 1 (click on the title to see the information):


Great Articles


Sample Entry Plans


Samples of "Welcome Back" Letters


Second Session Information

The Why Behind RTI


Lessons of Mastery Learning


Mike Mattos ~ Support Materials Webpage


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Administrator Evaluation Model

The Maine Principals' Association's Supervision and Evaluation Committee has taken the initiative to review existing models of administrator evaluation, and to develop a tool that incorporates performance-based standards and a process to ensure professional growth.  Therefore, the committee offers the following Administrator Evaluation Model for use by school administrative units in full or with revisions made at the local level.

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2011 Principal Study Survey
The Maine Principal Study has documented since 1997 how Maine principals experience their work and feel about their effectiveness. The 2011 Maine Principal Study survey was distributed electronically, and several items were dropped because they had not yielded particularly useful information during previous administrations. This latest survey revealed some interesting trends. To view the 2011 survey, click here.