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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.

Classmates in the Library

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.

You can transform your school and career.


1. Enroll Today


Enroll today to begin your leadership transformation journey.


2. Refine Your Skills


Build a foundation for professional success from day one.


3. See the Results

Watch your school and career soar to new heights.


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 2024 to July 2025 (In-person kick-off October 25-26 in Lake Tahoe)


WHERE: Mostly online with 2 in-person events and Schools to Watch tours

COST: $1,995 for Schools to Watch administrators / $2,495 for non-Schools to Watch administrators

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

Get All the Details

Download the comprehensive brochure for all the details about Leaders to Watch including the schedule.

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