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October 27 In-Person Kickoff!
Sign up today to get started on the prework.

Got plans for October 27th? You do now! Picture this: Leaders to Watch Academy at Lake Tahoe – a unique opportunity to elevate your leadership skills.


By joining this innovative academy, you'll be embarking on a journey of personal and professional growth like no other. To maximize your experience, we encourage you to sign up today and begin the prework that will lay the foundation for an unparalleled learning adventure.

Leaders to Watch Academy at a Glance

WHO: Principals and assistant principals - 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 3 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

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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.

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

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What you’ll learn


Leadership Development

The Leaders to Watch Blueprint, featuring:

  • Executive leadership presence and influence

  • Systems and structures

  • Managing complex change

  • Developing your team

  • Social and political savvy

  • Strategic thinking

  • Handling toxicity in the workplace


Schools to Watch Model

  • Social equity

  • Developmental responsiveness

  • Academic excellence

  • Innovative systems

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.

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Join the Leaders to Watch Academy, Class of 2024!

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.

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