About Leaf Academy
How We Got Started...
Leaf Academy started in 2020, after every school was shut down because of Covid, including the K12 program run by Founder D.Scott Schwartz, M.Ed. 

He was already a recognized educator, had already proven how to BEAT THE K12 System helping schools, teachers and administrators within a 50-mile radius of his program.

In March 2020, he decided to share his knowledge and expertise with everyone in America. 

"Success shouldn't be dependent on your race, gender or what degrees you hold," said Schwartz. "Success should happen if you know the right skills, willing to work hard 
and NEVER quit on your dreams."

What You Can Learn 
at Leaf Academy

Leaf Academy's overall mission is to teach every American citizen the five common 21st century skills, they are:
- Leadership
- Team Building
- Problem Solving
- Sales
- Communications

If you know these five skills, success is IN YOUR REACH!!
Learn More About Our Founder: 
D.Scott Schwartz, M.Ed.
Leaf Academy Founder
21st Century Skills Expert 
and Recognized Educator
Why Quitting Teaching Helped Him 
Beat the K12 System!
There are approximately 3.5 million teachers in America. Right now, each of them are facing a huge dilemma--whether to stay in the K12 system or to quit?
 
D.Scott Schwartz faced the same dilemma over 20 years ago when he got started in education as a classroom teacher. In his 3rd year of teaching, he decided to quit.

At the time, he was deeply ashamed of his decision. Both of his parents were teachers, and his mother told him "you just have to survive!" 

But Mr. Schwartz didn't want to just survive teaching. He thought being a teacher meant something more. He thought being a teacher made a difference in America.

But what he realized after three years of teaching was that teachers are WARRIORS not educators. The only way to make it in teaching is to "survive" not teach.

That's why he has dedicated the last 20 years of his life and career to BEATING THE K12 SYSTEM at its own game.

In fact, he turned his career from being a statistic, into one of the most respected and recognized educators in the State of New Jersey. (Ranked #1 State in Education in 2020).

In case you weren't aware, the US Department of Education collects data on teacher attrition, and their data shows nearly 35% of new teachers quit the profession before the end of their 3rd year. That's what happened to Mr. Schwartz. 

After earning his Masters in Educational Leadership and getting his first position as a school administrator, he began researching, studying and collecting data. What he was looking for were solutions to MASSIVE K12 problems that have been going on for more than 100 years.

All the experts, pundits and critics laughed at him. They all said, he was wasting his time. The system was "too entrenched", no one was bigger than the system.

But Mr. Schwartz was determined to BEAT THE K12 SYSTEM that forced him to make that shameful decision. He didn't want another teacher to face the same issue.

In 2009, he developed the Teacher Development Program. It has since become a formal 2-year teacher support program that shows teachers every expert level best practice and technique teachers can use inside the classroom, in addition, it shares the research and data to back up why they work.

His Teacher Development Program worked. Not only that, but it worked so well that teachers began to talk about it with other teachers and before anyone knew it, thousands of emails and requests flooded Mr. Schwartz's inbox. 

Because he was overwhelmed with requests, he founded an education think tank in 2013 to answer the requests and share his research. 

Word travels fast when you BEAT THE K12 System, which is what happened in NJ. In 2017, he was invited to provide expert testimony before the NJ Joint Legislative Committee on the Public Schools. He was also recommended to join the NJ Governor's Task Force on the Public Schools by leading experts and one of the Committee Chairwoman of the NJ School Boards Association.

Mr. Schwartz also developed a Principal's Academy for school administrators and became one of the first Superintendent's to fully implement a 21st century curriculum in his K12 program.

After March 2020, Mr. Schwartz still runs the education think tank, provides consulting to schools that want to upgrade and modernize into the 21st century. He also runs support programs for teachers and administrators. 

In addition, he offers management consulting to businesses that want to boost productivity and profits.

"Why should success in the 21st century be monopolized by the Top 1%?" said Schwartz. "The fact is anyone that learns 21st century skills can beat the odds and tilt the scales back in their favor."
Learn More About Our Programs
100% FREE Leadership Course
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NO MORE TEACHER 
BURNOUT PROGRAM
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