Leadership Institute

CA Small School District Leadership Institute

The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) in partnership with the Small School Districts Association (SSDA) are collaborating on the Leadership Institute. The ultimate goal of the Leadership Institute is to empower educational leaders in an authentic environment of learning and grace to grow in service to their students, staff, and communities.

Areas of focus include:

  • Development of clear goals with impact for the Board and the Superintendent
  • Alignment and allocation of resources for transformative system improvement
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Capacity building to sustain and scale

Leadership Team:

  • Chris Hartley, Deputy Executive Director, CCEE
  • Julie Boesch, Assistant Director, State System of Support, CCEE
  • Tim Taylor, Executive Director, SSDA
  • Jana Rosborough, Consultant, CCEE
  • Melissa Hodgson, Program Specialist, CCEE

Faculty Coaching Team:

  • Jeremy Powell, Hamilton Unified School District
  • Ken Burkhart, Alpine County Unified
  • Terri Rufert, Sundale School
  • Nikol Baker, Lake Elementary School District
  • Stuart Packard, Buttonwillow School District
  • Tom O’Malley, Modoc Joint Unified
  • Merrill Grant, Fall River Joint Unified
  • Amy Alzina, Cold Springs Elementary School
  • Liz Bystedt, Jamul-Dulzura Union School District
  • Heidi Torix, Eastern Sierra School District
  • Todd Cutler, Tahoe Unified School District

Leadership Institute 2023-3024 registration is open now and is scheduled to start July, 2023.

For more information on the CCEE Leadership Institute, or to join the next cohort of leaders, please contact Julie Boesch at [email protected].