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Workshop: CATDC Leadership Fellows


Retreat Day 1

Date: October 8, 2016
Time: Begins at 11:30am
Where: Belamar Hotel (map)

Retreat Day 2

Date: October 9, 2016
Time: Ends at 11:30am
Where: Belamar Hotel (map)

Session 1

Date: December 2, 2016
Time: 9:00-2:00
Where: Harvard-Westlake Middle School (map)

Session 2

Date: February 10, 2017
Time: 9:00-2:00
Where: Harvard-Westlake Middle School (map)

Session 3

Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 9:00-2:00
Where: Harvard-Westlake Upper School (map)

Fee: $3400 Members; $4000 Non-members ($500 deposit required)


CATDC Leadership Fellows

The job of an independent school administrator is complicated, demanding, and unique. Too often, school administrators feel isolated and alone as they confront the ever-changing challenges in their work. Even as they move beyond the early years of school leadership, school administrators need support, mentorship, and new knowledge to be effective and personally-fulfilled.

The CATDC is thrilled to offer this new year-long fellowship program to support experienced independent school leaders – the first of its kind in California! Facilitated by two experienced, long-time heads of school, this program offers practical knowledge and skills about independent school leadership, as well as professional and personal support. The program’s content will build on the experiences and backgrounds of the participants. Guest speakers in the fields of advancement, finance, and facilities, HR, community relations: internal (including board) and external,  and managing relationships. Case studies, problem-based discussions, and relevant readings will challenge participants to reflect on their roles and encourage the development of their skills for their work in their current schools.

We expect that once the Fellows Cohort is formed, there will be an annual opportunity for the group to reconvene for additional leadership support and training.

Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting applications. A huge thanks to everyone who took the time to apply for this special program!

Click here to review our cancellation policy. >>>


We have secured a special CATDC rate at a nearby hotel for the night prior to each meeting (Dec. 1-2, 2016, Feb. 9-10, 2017, and April 27-28, 2017).

Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049


CATDC Rate: $189 +tax/night (include wifi and valet parking)
Rate is only valid if booked at least 3 weeks prior to arrival date. Call to reserve and mention California Teacher Development Collaborative/CATDC for special rate.



Reveta Bowers

Reveta Bowers

Reveta Franklin Bowers was both born and educated in Los Angeles, California. She is in her final year as the Head of School at the Center for Early Education in Los Angeles, where she has been for the past 44 years. For the last fifteen summers, Reveta Bowers was engaged as the Lead Faculty Member at the NAIS Institute for New Heads and taught more than 700 NAIS Heads of School. Reveta has served and continues to serve on a number of boards.
Deborah Reed

Deborah Reed

Debbie Reed’s life’s work has been in schools and she brings a wealth of experience to the work of a consultant. During her forty years as an educator, she has worked in public and private schools, urban and suburban schools, parochial and nonsectarian schools, co-ed schools and single-sex schools. In June of 2014, Debbie retired as the Head of School at Polytechnic School, a K-12 coed independent school enrolling 860 students in Pasadena, California.  During her 12 years at Polytechnic, the school celebrated its centennial, adopted and completed a master plan which resulted in the renovation and construction of  the 14-acre campus and raised the funds necessary for this considerable project.
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