Women in Educational Leadership (WEL) Symposium

Bungee Jumping Through the Pitfalls of the Pandemic

Facilitated By Dr. LaFaye Platter & Dr. Suzette Lovely

A Live Zoom Learning Event

After two long years, we’re still in the throes of leadership whiplash. An evolving virus, ever-changing requirements for
schools and public backlash has left us exhausted, skeptical and questioning if we’ve chosen the right profession. The
Spring WEL Symposium will focus on rebounding from setbacks, personal resilience, and developing ‘thriver’ traits in
ourselves and our students.


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Thriving One Microstep at a Time - Saturday, March 5, 2022 9:00AM - 10:30AM PT

Suzette Lovely – Retired Superintendent, Carlsbad, CA
Candy Singh – Superintendent, Fallbrook, CA

Using Set Backs to Set Forward - Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:00AM - 10:30AM PT

Zandra Jo Galvan – Superintendent at Greenfield Union School District

Buffering from Distractions - Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:00AM - 10:30AM PT

Jodee Brentlinger – Solana Beach Superintendent and Vicki King, Board President, Solana Beach School District


Dr. LaFaye Platter

Dr. Platter’s career spans 25 years in K-12 education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator. Prior to embarking upon her career in education, LaFaye worked in the fields of finance, marketing, and commercial real estate. In 2017, Dr. Platter retired as Deputy Superintendent in the Hemet Unified School District. Currently, LaFaye is an executive leadership coach supporting school districts and businesses with leadership development, teambuilding, and the strategic change process.

Dr. Suzette Lovely

Dr. Lovely’s career has spanned nearly four decades in K-12 schools as a teacher, principal, deputy superintendent, superintendent, education consultant, and search adviser. She co-founded the Women in Educational Leadership (WEL) Network in 2017. As a sought-after coach, author and staff developer, Dr. Lovely helps school leaders work through the barriers that can hijack careers and keep educators from doing and being their best.


Saturday, March 5, 2022

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022

TIME: 9:00-10:30AM PT


FEE: $120 per person
With 4 paid registrations, get the 5th for free!


“The energy the presenters had motivated me to continue to know my WHY for what I do. I loved that we were able to network with individuals from other districts.”

“The importance of cultivating more female friendships and mentorships- I wasn’t seeking that out prior, but during this time, I REALLY needed some support, and I am glad I took the time to participate in the WEL series.”

“This was an amazing experience, one that I will forever value. I am excited to put into action everything that I learned.”

“WEL taught me that I do not have to be the ?perfect female administrator.? I now know there is no such thing ? who I am and what I bring to the table is exactly what is needed.”

“Each session was motivating and empowering. I can’t wait to continue to work with the network.”