Leaders to Watch Academy
Get certified in the skills you need to lead a School to Watch
Are you an administrator or teacher leader at a middle school or K-8 school? Are you ready to take your leadership development to the next level?
Would you like to have the skills to guide your school to become a School to Watch, or, if you are at a School to Watch, would you like to reach new school improvement outcomes?
Leaders to Watch Academy at a Glance
WHO: Principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders*; school or district teams welcome!
WHAT: Transformational leadership development (a proven model, a community, expert instruction, 1:1 mentoring, and a sequence of actions culminating in a capstone project)
WHEN: September 2023 to July 2024 (In-person kick-off October 27th in Lake Tahoe)
WHERE: Mostly online with several in-person events and Schools to Watch tours
COST: $3,995 for Schools to Watch administrators / $4,995 for non-Schools to Watch administrators
Two or more administrators from the same district: $500 off per person
Grounded in the Schools to Watch model
Mostly online at the end of your day, minimum 5 hours per month
1:1 mentoring from an accomplished Schools to Watch leader
Certification as a Leader to Watch
Are you or your AP new to leadership, new to Schools to Watch, or struggling to make headway? Do you wish there was a better way to build skills and rally your team instead of just figuring it out as you go?
The Leaders to Watch Academy can help!
Your Lead Instructor
Dr. LaFaye Platter
Consultant, Executive Leadership Coach, Former Site/District Leader & Middle School Teacher
Introducing the Leaders to Watch Academy!
Sign up to be a founding member of the Leaders to Watch Academy, class of 2024, at a reduced rate (prices go up next year).
You’ll learn, grow, complete the program, earn your certificate, and gain the transformational leadership skills necessary to build or sustain a School to Watch!
One of the 185 California Schools to Watch teams statewide
What you’ll learn
The Leaders to Watch Blueprint, featuring:
Executive leadership presence and influence
Systems and structures
Managing complex change
Developing your team
Social and political savvy
Handling toxicity in the workplace
Schools to Watch Model
What you’ll do
Tour at least three Schools to Watch and evaluate one potential School to Watch as part of a validation visit.
Interact with your peers and instructors in-person at two July events in the Palm Springs area and one March event in Monterey.
Complete most of your learning & activities at school, online, and at convenient times.
Build a productive relationship with your mentor, a seasoned Schools to Watch leader (principal or above, active or recently retired).
Complete your Leadership Development Plan and Capstone Project. Present your capstone in-person … and in a case study for your district leaders.
Gain peace of mind from knowing you can handle ANY thorny leadership situation.
Earn a valuable certification that will propel your career forward!
Learn to excel in any situation. Build your capacity to lead a School to Watch in the four domains and strategically mentor other educators.
Questions? Email us or call 800-326-1880, ext. 1
Information is subject to change.
*Teacher leaders with an Administrative Services Credential or in the process of earning their credential are welcome.