Douglas C. Cummings joins Educators’ Collaborative after a decade of leading the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England. During Doug’s time with ISANNE a great deal of the Association’s energy has been devoted to the support of school heads and creating a school environment thatfosters the continuing support of school leaders and their families. This work has entailed extensive research relative to the characteristics of successful heads, their personal leadership development and the role of the board, board chair and leadership team in their success.
Cummings has fostered the development of executive coaching and mentoring programs for new heads for ISANNE and founded its Leadership Education and Development Seminar (ISANNELEADS) a yearlong leadership institute for aspiring school leaders. Cummings has provided onsite work as it relates to strategic planning, board training, and the overall administrative function at schools.
Before joining ISANNE, Doug was the Headmaster at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine for 18 years and before that, the Assistant Head of School at Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine for 5 years. Prior to working in educational leadership Cummings was a teacher and coach at Penobscot Valley H.S in Howland, Maine. During his 37 years of work in the world of education he has also served as a member of the Executive Committee and President of the Maine Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) and the Commission on Independent Schools at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Doug has chaired many accreditation teams and has also worked in conjunction with NEASC in training visiting committee professionals. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the Independent Schools Association Network (ISAnet).
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