Leadership Fellows Program
This application-based year-long cohort for experienced school leaders from Northern and Southern California supports the unique demands of independent school leaders—the only program of its kind in the state!
RETREAT: Oct 21-22, 2019 at Hotel Amarano in Burbank
SESSION 1: Dec 13, 2019 at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco
SESSION 2: Feb 3, 2020 at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco
SESSION 3: Mar 16, 2020 at Oakwood School
The job of an independent school administrator is complicated, demanding, and rewarding. Often working directly with various constituent groups, school administrators are confronted with a myriad of complex issues to sort through. School administrators need support, mentorship, and new knowledge to be effective and personally-fulfilled.
This year-long fellowship for experienced educators from Northern and Southern California supports the unique demands of independent school leaders—the only program of its kind in California! Facilitated by two experienced, long-time Heads of School, the Leadership Fellows Program offers practical knowledge and skills about independent school leadership, as well as professional and personal support.
This program boasts a strong line-up of guest speakers in the fields of hiring and retention, advancement, finance, facilities, HR, internal and external community relations, and board management. Past guest speakers have included current and former heads of school and board chairs. Each meeting will include an impressive group of experts that will share their knowledge and leadership journeys. 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.
Registration is closed! Our 2019 cohort has been selected.
To provide experienced K-12 administrators with the knowledge, skills, and resources important for senior level leadership.
To address topics such as leadership EQ, communication, team building, systems thinking, strategic planning, and organizational health and behavior.
To develop and strengthen relationships and networks of support among school leaders.
This is a selective program and all applications will be reviewed to ensure that the cohort is balanced, diverse, and well-qualified.
- Submit your application
- Resume - Submit with application or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pay $500 deposit on Eventbrite (Deposit is refunded if you are not admitted into the program, but is non-refundable if you are admitted.)
- Head of School endorsement (form will be sent by the CATDC directly to the applicant's Head upon submission of application)
Eric Temple currently serves as The Head of School at Lick-Wilmerding High School, a coed day 9-12 high school in San Francisco serving 530 students. Before joining Lick-Wilmerding eight years ago, for seven years Eric headed The Carey School, a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade coed day school in San Mateo. Eric began his career teaching English and as the Dean of Students at Ojai Valley Upper School, then moved to Crystal Springs Uplands School where he taught English, was the Dean of Studies and Assistant Head of School. Eric has served on many school boards, the California Association of Independent Schools board, and currently serves on the NAIS Board where he chairs the Equity and Justice Committee. For five years Eric served on the faculty of the NAIS Institute for New Heads where he taught about understanding school culture. Eric holds a BA (Boston College) and MA (UMass – Amherst) in English Literature and a MEd in Educational Leadership (Teachers College, Columbia University). In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, gardening, and traveling with his husband.
Date: October 21-22, 2019
Time: Begins at 11:00am on Oct 21st and ends at 3:00pm on Oct 22nd.
Location: Hotel Amarano (Google Maps)
Identifying your strengths as a leader and defining leadership
Communication and Team Building
School Mission and Culture
Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.