Leadership Academy

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Leadership Academy is the first program in Stanislaus County to bring youth, private organizations and the general public together to explore leadership and local career opportunities in innovative ways. Hundreds of high school juniors and seniors have completed Leadership Academy since its inception and have demonstrated a potential for leadership and a desire to invest in our local community. Upon completion, Leadership Academy graduates receive a scholarship that can be applied to such education expenses as college application and SAT fees, books, materials and more. Leadership Academy is supported entirely by donations and in-kind services from such community leaders as Storer Transportation, Acme Construction, E&J Gallo Winery, Mocse Credit Union, Valley Lexus, Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation, Mid-Valley Promotions, North Modesto Kiwanis Club, Savemart C. A. R. E. S. and many more!



Leadership Academy Brochure

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Leadership Academy Alumni: Where Are They Now?


  • Name: Nicole Scott
  • Leadership Academy Class: 2012
  • Colleges Attended: CSU Stanislaus 
  • Where I am now: I graduated in December 2018 with my BSN. I currently work at Sutter Memorial Medical Center on the cardiac telemetry floor. My first year as an RN has been challenging, yet very rewarding. Nursing is a mentally and physically exhausting profession, but taking care of people during their most vulnerable moments makes it all worth it.
Leadership Academy Alumni: If you would like to be highlighted please contact Sandy Montgomery at smontgomery [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org or (209) 238-1369.  


Save Mart C.A.R.E.S. Donated $5,000.00 to Leadership Academy!

Photo of presentation of Save Mart check to SCOE staff

Thank you for your generosity Save Mart C.A.R.E.S.! 

Pictured: Victoria Castro, Public Affairs Manager at The Save Mart Companies | Erikka Perry, Youth Programs Coordinator at the Stanislaus County Office of Education  | Jeff Albritton, Assistant Superintendent at the Stanislaus County Office of Education  | Vicki Bauman, Director III at the Stanislaus County Office of Education

Thank You to Our Community Partners!

This program would not be possible without the local businesses, organizations and community leaders who invest a great deal of time, energy and resources into hosting or presenting to our students for each of our classes:

Every Monday Matters | Howard Training Center | Salvation Army Community Hospice Modesto Police Department Modesto Fire Department Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Stanislaus County Office of Education's Special Education Division Davis High School Modesto Junior College Stanislaus County Office of Education's Foothill Horizons Pacific Southwest Container E & J Gallo The Modesto Bee Stanislaus Magazine Never Boring Final Cut Media | Roman Scanlon | Stanislaus County Office of Education's Educational Technology Center Stanislaus County Office of Education's Communications Department Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office Modesto Gospel Mission City of Modesto Memorial Medical Center Doctor's Medical Center Duarte Nursery Beckwith Veterinary Hospital Hilmar Cheese



Leadership Academy Steering Committee

The Leadership Academy Steering Committee meets quarterly to discuss, review, evaluate and direct the program to have continued success. Steering Committee members also take part our Meet and Greet, Interviews and Commencement Ceremony.

Vicki Bauman, Director III at Stanislaus County Office of Education | Celeste Ayers, Corporate Workforce Planning & Learning Programs Manager at E&J Gallo | Donna David, Marketing Manager at Mocse Credit Union | Lt. Tori Hughes, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office | Erikka Perry, Youth Programs Coordinator at Stanislaus County Office of Education | Kathy Salvatore, Regional Sales Manager at Comcast Business | Jennifer Zellet, Vice President of Instructions at Modesto Junior College

Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Vicki Bauman

Director III

Erikka Perry

Youth Programs Coordinator

Sandy Montgomery

Event Planning Specialist