Sonoma County Office of Education

Leadership Initiatives


SCOE established the Leadership Center in 2004 in recognition of the critical role that school leaders play in improving student learning. At the state and local levels, considerable resources have been invested in professional development and support for teachers, but very little has been available for school leaders.

Now known as Leadership Initiatives, this area of SCOE service provides emerging, new, and experienced school leaders with the practical tools and insights they need to do their jobs, and do them well. Underlying each program is a clear emphasis on strategies for closing the achievement gap. In addition, structures are provided so that participants can take the lessons “home” and fine-tune them to the needs of their school or district.


Seeking Experienced Administrators to Coach Beginning Administrators
SCOE offers an administrator induction credential program . At this time, we are seeking letters of interest from qualified individuals who want to serve as coaches to beginning administrators enrolled in the program. See the material below for more information and contact Anna Moore at or (707) 522-3209 if you have questions.

Request for Letters of Interest (pdf)
Job Description: Administrator Induction Program Coach


Curriculum 21: Clearinghouse
At the January 2013 professional development session Mapping to the Core, Heidi Hayes Jacobs discussed the Curriculum 21: Clearinghouse of resources for classrooms of the future.