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Center for Leadership in Education and Health

Support the development of aspiring and practicing leaders at all levels of educational and health and human service systems by advancing the practice and understanding of leadership through translational research, professional learning, and scholarship.

Develop cadres of competent leaders who can operate in and navigate complex environments with the goal of enhancing the organizational effectiveness, service quality, and outcomes of education and health and human services.

Initiatives include:

  • Leadership in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education: This national initiative focuses on high quality leadership at all levels of the early intervention/early childhood special education service systems. Assistant Professor Diana LaRocco leads this initiative at the University of Hartford.

                 National Early Childhood Special Education Summit Report 
                 Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Position Statement

  • Parent Inquiry – Known as Parentii, this is a growing network of individuals across Connecticut supporting connections that ensure children's success in life. We are doing this by co-creating tools and sharing knowledge that support parents in making informed decisions.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor Diana LaRocco in the Department of Education at 860.768.5807 or