Transform Your School and Career
Engage your team, strengthen your community, and lead your school to academic excellence, while building skills to advance your career.
Leaders to Watch Academy
We understand the issues facing
today's education leaders.
Staffing shortages and crowded classrooms
Threats to student health and safety
Limited parental and community support
Ever-changing standards and assessments
With Leaders to Watch you will ...
Develop the executive presence to engage staff, students, and families.
Create a welcoming, culturally responsive, and equitable school community.
Gain strategies to successfully navigate any crisis.
Build the political savvy to achieve your career goals on your timeline.
What people are saying ...
"Dr. LaFaye Platter has been an exceptional instructor and mentor for dozens of administrators. Any leader will benefit from learning with her."
- Dr. Martinrex Kedziora, President, National Forum
“Leaders to Watch provides a support system for continuous school improvement. As a former Schools to Watch principal and superintendent, I know firsthand that the program works.”
- John Curry, Superintendent, Retired
"When I was a new principal, the CLE leadership program was a lifesaver. It gave me tools, examples, and connections to form a strong foundation for my leadership career."
- Sue Kaiser, Faculty Lecturer, CSU San Bernardino
Meet Your Lead Instructor
Dr. LaFaye Platter
LaFaye Platter is a widely respected consultant specializing in leadership development for educational administrators and corporate leaders. She has delivered her training model to thousands of educators at dozens of schools and districts.
Now, Dr. Platter is collaborating with California League of Educators to dovetail her executive presence program with the powerful tools of the Schools to Watch program, resulting in a transformational learning experience that is like no other.
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
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