COVID-19 School Leader Resources
COVID-19 School Leader Resources


As a teacher, principal or organizational leader, would you benefit from receiving a daily dose of inspiration?

Would you like a weekly blog, podcast or resource to grow yourself and your team?

Become a member of our DAILY THOUGHT email list today, and we'll send you a powerful thought or inspiring message to start your day on the right track! 

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We solve all sorts of school issues through our practical, relevant, fast and effective coaching, training and consulting programs.  

Strategic Consulting

The perfect starting point for any school improvement endeavor, our two-day school leadership walkthrough is a highly interactive, fast paced session to help leadership teams assess their organization’s overall health, build team cohesiveness, and maximize their unique talents and education plan.

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Customized School Improvement

Our team will design and lead a unique process that will ensure the long-term establishment of a healthy organization with clear expectations, improved communication, and leverage your competitive advantages as a charter school.

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Leadership Training Programs

From the classroom to the board room, maximize team productivity, drive breakthrough innovation, and gain a competitive edge for your school. Through flexible programming and platforms, your team will experience hands-on exercises and participate in dynamic discussions to learn the principles of leadership, effective communication practices, build trust and relationships that will create cohesive teams that feel empowered to navigate and solve complex challenges and leverage  emerging opportunities. 

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Grant and Charter Application Writing

Looking to fund the school improvement initiative your budget cannot pay for by hiring the best grant writing team for educators! Through a flexible and tiered options, over $4.5 million dollars has received for schools and non-profits under the leadership our our grant writing experts.  We have assisted over 20 charter schools move from idea to heartbeat. CLICK HERE

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I'm Dr. Tom Miller — a former charter school principal and state consultant who specializes in charter school leadership, school improvement strategies, governance training and developing leaders. My core philosophy of leadership is this:

Leadership isn’t about telling people what to do, it’s about opening and building a relationship.

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Katy Ridnouer

Born into a military family, Katy Ridnouer was raised to believe that it is her responsibility to do whatever is in her power to change the world; for Katy, it’s changing the trajectory of children’s lives. Since 1993, Katy has shared her love of learning with students and clients with the goal of improving their lives as better readers, writers, thinkers, and problem-solvers. In hopes of nurturing growth from educators everywhere, she’s shared her experiences in two education books, Managing Your Classroom with Heart and Everyday Engagement.

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The "Inner Circle"


Remove the Isolation From the Charter School Leadership Position.

As a charter school leader who do you rely on when you need someone to talk to for ideas, strategies and problem solving THAT YOU CAN RELY ON AND KNOWS YOUR PAIN?

I invite you to join our Empowered Executive's "Inner Circle".

A weekly virtual collaboration meeting between school leaders to help you sharpen your leadership, clarify your message and action during times of struggle, execute new ideas, gain fresh perspectives, kickstart your team, and accelerate your school’s success.

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The Empowered Executives "Inner Circle" is the most impactful leadership development program facilitated by Leaders Building Leaders. 

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My Greatest Leadership Lesson

2019 International Maxwell Certification (Finalist)

Tips & Strategies for Building School Leaders

Our team is privileged to not only learn from the best thought leaders on the
planet, but visit the most effective schools to learn from their cohesive leadership teams.

Our goal is to share what we are
learning with each week through blogs, webinars and our Principal's Office podcasts!

How to Write Goals For Your Charter School

Aug 13, 2020

Push Off the Ground, Not Off of Eachother

Aug 01, 2020

Tips To Increase Employee Engagement

Jul 07, 2020

Leaders Building Leaders:
The Principal's Office Podcast

I am a recovering gambling addict, former teacher, principal and state consultant who gambled on himself to create the most trusted and innovative school leadership community in the world.


Teacher Leadership Academy & Consortium!

It is important that teachers find ways to be around other teachers who are equally passionate about their profession!

Accelerate the growth of your top teacher leaders and build a school culture that is NOT dependent on the principal making ALL of the decisions. 

Our Teacher Leader Academy and Consortium program provides a flexible platform for teachers to build their understanding and capacity for leadership and learn to lead outside of the four walls of their classroom!

Cohorts launch every quarter, Teacher's can join ANY TIME!!! 

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Our consulting services will positively impact your school by helping to identify areas for improvement where you will see measurable change. We help problem-solve and give alignment and clarity to your organization

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Using proven methods and training created by industry and leadership experts, we provide group training for small to large teams focused on team building, culture and communication.

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Reach your personal goals and determine key focus areas through individual coaching. You'll get one-on-one attention focused on goal achievement, self-leadership and accountability. 

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We write award winning grants and charter applications that get approved! We have a proven process for ensuring that your vision is communicated with clarity; resulting in accepted proposals!

Talk to an LBL Consultant Today
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Is the school you lead performing at its highest level? If you are not sure, download our performance indicators assessment and design your school to be the most impactful school of choice in the region!

Download Our High Performance Charter School Indicators Checklist
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"The team building/leadership training we conducted was hands down amazing..."

- B. Buckholz, Kestrel Heights Charter School, Durham, NC

“I wanted to send a little note of thanks for your presence today. The team building/leadership training we conducted was hands down amazing. Today, I felt we made some leeway - and sparked some enthusiasm in my thought process. ” 

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"It is incredibly inspiring to be around this group of people..."

- Michael Luplow, FernLeaf Community Charter School
“It is incredibly inspiring to be around this group of people who are experienced, talented, and going through much of the same things as I am. It’s a great resource to have access to all of them.”
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"You kept us focused and on track..."

-Natalie Parker, Piedmont Community Charter School

“Facilitating a group is a gift, and you have it. It’s not easy working with a group of adults, but you were able to keep us on track and moving forward. As a small group coordinator you interjected at just the right moment to turn the conversation back on track or to point out that the group has landed in a place of consensus so we could move on.

"We are trained, certified and mentored by the best"

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