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New School Board Member Training

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What you will learn

Conservatives won in school board races across the United States!

The hard work paid off... but the work has only just begun. Now, prepare to hit the ground running.

Leadership Institute's School Board Programs has gathered leading experts to provide New School Board Member Training on December 10th in Sarasota, Florida.

This one-day crash-course provides valuable training to support newly elected school board members as they transition from campaigning to governing. Build the foundational skill set to effectively achieve your goals and campaign promises.

Consider this both a celebration and an opportunity to learn and network with the new class of conservative leaders in education!

Leadership Institute's subject matter experts will cover:

• Governance Structure & the Role of a School Board Member
• Robert's Rules of Order
• Understanding the Agenda

• School Board Budget & Finance
• Union Relations & Collective Bargaining
• Communication & Media

• Constituent Matters
• Florida Sunshine & Ethics Laws
• Legislative Relations

This training will benefit both newly elected and current conservative school board members, as well as school board candidates and active citizens.

Attendance is limited. Apply today. Partial and Full Scholarships are available and include registration fee and one night's hotel accommodation. For any questions or to apply for a scholarship, contact Bridget Ziegler at


Saturday, December 10

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Westin Sarasota
100 Marina View Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236 Map




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Bridget Ziegler

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Your faculty

Bridget Ziegler

Bridget Ziegler

Director of School Board Programs, Leadership Institute

Bridget Ziegler serves on the Sarasota County School Board, where she was first appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2014 to fill a vacancy, and elected in November 2014 and again in 2018.

Bridget is a strong conservative who believes in limited government, parental rights, transparency, and fiscal responsibility. Despite being in the minority on her board, Bridget has worked to raise awareness of the fiscal irresponsibility, lack of transparency, and indoctrination that is occurring within K-12 public schools.

In 2015, Ziegler co-founded the Florida Coalition of School Board members which served as a rival to the Florida School Board Association (the state chapter of the National School Board Association) where they were instrumental in passing numerous pieces of legislation focused on school choice, parental empowerment, and curriculum transparency.

In 2018, after a local battle regarding transgender bathrooms and Gender Diverse “Guidelines” in Sarasota County- which included language that directed staff to withhold information from parents about their minor children regarding changing their gender at school, Bridget helped draft the Florida Parents' Bill of Rights with Florida State Representative Erin Grall. After three legislative sessions, Florida's Parents' Bill of Rights passed and became law in Florida and played an instrumental role in Governor DeSantis's Executive Order prohibiting school districts from imposing mask mandates.

Bridget worked with Tina Descovich and Tiffany Justice as a co-founder of Moms For Liberty in its early stages of development - which now has over 170 chapters, serving over 100,000 members in 37 states, and continues to grow rapidly each day. Due to its rapid growth and Bridget's limited bandwidth, she stepped down as a Director in the Spring of 2021 but remains a vocal supporter of Mom's For Liberty and its mission.

Prior to joining Leadership Institute as the Director of School Board Programs, Bridget worked in the risk and insurance industry for 15 years as a Corporate Risk Consultant with two of the largest global risk and insurance brokerage firms.

In her most important roles, Bridget is a wife and mother of 3 young daughters, who serve as her motivation and provide a daily reminder about what is at stake and why it is so important to restore the education of our children and protect the future of our country.