Kern (ValCo) Regional Academy Spotlight

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October 21, 2022

The Valley to Coast 21CSLA Regional Academy offers three pathways of professional learning centered around leadership, equity, and continuous improvement—Localized Professional Learning, Communities of Practice, and Individualized Leadership Coaching—across six California counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura).

This Regional Academy Spotlight highlights our Communities of Practice (CoP) and Localized Professional Learning. We are facilitating seven communities for teacher, site, and district office leaders.

2022–2023 Communities of Practice
Alternative Education School Leaders CoP for School Leaders
Equity and the LCAP CoP for District Leaders
Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) CoP for District-Level JEDI Leaders
Leading While Female CoP for Teacher, Site, and District Level Females
Male Leaders of Color CoP for Teacher, Site, and District Level Male Leaders of Color
New School Leaders CoP for New School Leaders
Using Improvement Science to Advance Equity Advanced CoP to support Improvement Science Institute Participants

Each Community of Practice supports leaders to improve their capacity to facilitate systemic change, develop cultures of collaboration, utilize continuous improvement principles, and lead for equity and improved student outcomes.

2022–2023 Professional Learning: Open to All Leaders in the ValCo Region
Destigmatizing Mental Health Support for Staff, Students, and Their Families
Fierce Conversations
Five Practices of Equity-Focused School Leaders
Implicit Bias and Mitigation
Myths & Misunderstandings of Inclusionary Practices
Suicide Prevention and Resilience Training
Supporting the African American Learner
Transforming School Cultures Through Challenging Everyday Racism

For more information, please visit our website at, check out our program calendar, or contact Tina Cunningham, Project Director III, Los Angeles County Office of Education, at