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 create networks and support systems for small school district leaders so they can gain the skill set and confidence needed to effectively lead their districts. The LI aims 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
  • Create a professional learning network among other small school district leaders

Leadership Team:

  • Chris Hartley, Deputy Executive Director, CCEE
  • Julie Boesch, Administrator, Small School District Support, Kern County Superintendent of Schools
  • Jana Rosborough, Consultant, CCEE
  • Melissa Hodgson, Program Specialist, CCEE

Mentor Team:

  • Ken Burkhart, Alpine County Unified
  • Terri Rufert, Sundale School (retired)
  • Nikol Baker, Glen County Office of Education
  • Angela Johnson, Rio Dell Elementary School District
  • Stuart Packard, Buttonwillow School District (retired)
  • Tom O’Malley, Modoc Joint Unified School District
  • Merrill Grant, Marysville Joint Unified School District
  • 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 2024-2025 registration is now open. See flyer below for more information.

Leadership Institute 2024-2025

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