Principals L.E.A.D.

Leading Effectively through Accountability & Development

Principals L.E.A.D. is year-long leadership training, individualized coaching, and support for principals. The program is virtual and begins with 2 days of strategies and tools needed to begin the year strong. It continues with monthly learning sessions, check-in meetings, and personalized one-on-one coaching led by highly successful previous principals.

What is Principals L.E.A.D.?

Principals L.E.A.D. is a year-long leadership training, coaching, and support for principals.  The program is virtual and begins with 2 full days of strategies and tools needed to begin the year strong.  It continues with 10 half-day training sessions spread through the academic year. Additional personalized, one-on-one coaching led by highly successful previous principals can be added (see below).

Who is Principals L.E.A.D. for?

  • New and early career principals
  • Principals ready to sharpen their leadership skills
  • Principals who want to energize their career
  • Assistant principals seeking to move into principalship

Why Principals L.E.A.D.?

Becoming a school “” clears a path to do things differently. Principals L.E.A.D. teaches skills, provides time to practice in a safe environment and then supports the principal’s actual work through individualized personal coaching. 

Topics include a strong understanding of curriculum and instruction and an ability to put leadership pedagogy into practice. Principals L.E.A.D. gives principals the tools to implement practices of a strong leader, to build school culture, to mold a school where everyone wants to work, and to manage time so that instruction is always at the forefront. 

What additional coaching support is available?

The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.  The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership.

We all have goals we want to reach; challenges we are striving to overcome and times when we feel stuck.  Partnering with a coach can change your trajectory, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.

Sessions are designed and driven around the topics and needs of the individual administrator.  Coaching provides an excellent opportunity to build the leader’s capacity, thinking, and knowledge.

Additional coaching support includes ten 45-minute sessions for a total of 7.5 hours over a single academic year, beginning anytime after the commencement of Principals L.E.A.D.

Year-Long Support

  • 2 full-day virtual institute
  • 10 half-day training webinars
  • Tools and resources
  • [Optional] 10 coaching support sessions


  • Principals L.E.A.D. – $1,800 per participant
  • Optional Coaching Support – additional $1,400


  • Lesli Laughter –, 806-331-6160 x 103
  • Evan Grasser –,      806-331-6160 x 134

What type of topics will be covered in Principals L.E.A.D.?

  • Norm setting
  • Leadership vs. management
  • Entry planning
  • Time management
  • Purpose, mission, and vision
  • Communication and feedback
  • Leading a change process
  • Culture and social emotional care

Need customized professional learning?

Our team of certified educators have walked in your shoes. We understand your challenges and career aspirations. We are experts in the professional learning field with extensive school administration experience. If you don't see a professional learning offering that you're interested in, CONTACT US! We would love to develop a custom training that meets your exact needs.

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How It Works

Follow these 3 easy steps to enroll in the Principals L.E.A.D. professional development program.

Step One

Click the "Register Now" button on this site and complete the form.


Step Two

Send a purchase order (PO) to 806 Technologies at

Step Three

After we receive the PO, the principal will be registered and will receive an email notification with additional details.

"Because instructional and cultural change is intensely interpersonal, it is essential that leaders consistently apply communication and problem-solving skills that promote productive relationships founded on qualities such as clarity of values and purpose, candor, trust, and integrity."

Dennis Sparks, Leading for Results

Meet your facilitator and coach!

Evan Grasser is a creative education leader, leadership coach, and expert presenter who played a major role in supporting and instructing both aspiring and current school and district leaders in New Mexico.  She is the co-founding instructor for New Mexico's First-Year Principals Academy and First-Year Superintendent Academy. She has also refined and enhanced New Mexico's Administrator Leadership Development and the Board Leadership Development programs.  Her enthusiasm for improving teaching and learning is contagious and motivating! Evan has served in multiple administrative roles from principal to associate superintendent in districts ranging from 3,600 students to 74,000 students. She has held positions in New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana.  Evan is frequently sought to train, coach, and mentor school leaders and school boards and also facilitate strategic planning for districts.