Sonoma County Office of Education

Leadership Services

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.


Professional Learning Opportunities


SCOE Teacher Leadership Certificate

SCOE will be recruiting a new cohort for our Teacher Leadership Certificate program in March, 2020. Learn more and apply for the program here.

Site Admin Network Meetings

Designed for site administrators (assistant principals and principals), these meetings will encompass a variety of topics. Each meeting’s focus area will be determined based on the needs of administrators in our county. There will also be opportunities for networking, collaboration, and deeper learning for administrators.

Instructional Leadership Academy

The Instructional Leadership Academy, in partnership with the Center for Educational Leadership, is a collaborative, professional learning community focused on improving instructional leadership across an entire system. The focus is on gaining insight into our own practice, learning key skills and concepts, and the practical application of these skills. Walkthroughs will allow us to take a deeper look at classroom instruction and professional learning needs on-site.


Upcoming Trainings

Any upcoming workshops, trainings, or meetings will be shown below.

Title Date Time
North Bay Superintendents Leadership Academy 08/21/2019 8:00am-1:00pm
Elementary Site Administrator Network Drop-in Meetings 2019-20 09/19/2019 -
Secondary Site Administrator Network Drop-in Meetings 2019-20 10/22/2019 -
Secondary Site Administrator Network Drop-in Meeting 10/22/2019 10/22/2019 4:00pm-5:30pm
Elementary Site Administrator Network Drop-in Meeting 11/7/2019 11/07/2019 4:00pm-5:30pm
Secondary Site Administrator Network Drop-in Meeting 1/31/2020 01/31/2020 7:30am-9:00am
Elementary Site Administrator Network Drop-in Meeting 3/24/2020 03/24/2020 7:30am-9:00am
Secondary Site Administrator Network Drop-in Meeting 4/30/2020 04/30/2020 4:00pm-5:30pm