The Highlander Institute is a non-profit community of educators and professionals
working to improve the educational experience of all learners.
Our models for School Reform have helped partner schools and school districts increase their NECAP scores by an average of 11 points over two years and transform their practices.
Research & Development
We conduct on-going Research and Development to explore which tools and methods work well in the classroom, and use our insights to innovate exciting, new solutions.
High quality training is essential in order to support teachers through various reform initiatives. We offer a diverse array of content through tailored delivery models.
Conferences & Workshops
The Highlander Institute actively organizes educational events and conferences to help build community and provide professional development resources to educators.
Stay up to date with the Meet Education Project!
The Meet Education Project is a podcast series, hosted by Nick DiNardo, focused on having deep conversations with the thought leaders, action takers, and “do’ers” in the education industry. Each week, he connects with inspiring people who hold many different roles in education, such as teachers, education entrepreneurs, school leaders & administrators (public, private, and new school models), consultants, professors, higher education professionals, and students.
Episode 059: Stephen Dexter Jr., International Educator and Administrator
In this episode of MEP, Stephen Dexter shares his insights on education, with his unique perspective as a former Massachusetts public school teacher and administrator, and then as headmaster of an international boarding school in Switzerland, the Leysin American School. Guest Bio: Stephen Dexter is a graduate of McGill University (BA), Boston College (MEd), and UMass/Boston (CAGS). Prior to his career in education, he served in Togo, West Africa for.. read more