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Interested in becoming an educator? Good for you! Our industry is full of opportunities to make an impact through education... but you may not have the training you need to be equipped as a top-notch educator.

Maybe you have the heart to serve—and the knowledge to back it up.
But how can you ensure that you are also an excellent teacher?

Doors open in february 2020

The creative educator academy

an online program for creatives who are seeking new heights as educators

This course helps creatives take their zone of genius and turn into impactful education... without any prior training. Sound like something you need to take your career as an educator to the next level? I can't wait to see you in class!

Join the waitlist

– You're a creative who has a heartfelt desire to educate others within your industry
– You dream of scaling your business with long-term sustainability and income
– You hope to pay it forward by monetizing your hard-earned knowledge
– You yearn to position yourself as an expert within your industry

You have a heart for teaching the next generation of creatives. You want to earn more, work less, and build a sustainable business.

Let me guess...

I can help you bring that dream to life.

As a former high school teacher and curriculum designer, I'm here to bring education training into the creative industry!

You need help knowing where to start—and a guide along the path to success in the educational realm.


I was an educator long before I was a creative. In my seven years as a teacher and curriculum designer, I gained experience in educational training—experience that can help YOU become a better educator in your own industry!

 In this course, I'll guide you through my tried-and-true 5-part system for creating educational content: The Expert Education Method. This signature process will take your zone of genius and turn it into impactful education. I can help you become a powerful educator through tailored training that equips you to share your heart with the world—without any prior experience. 

What can the creative educator academy do for you?

You have a dream of becoming a successful educator... but you don't know where to even begin. Entering the educational sphere feels daunting. You have the heart and the knowledge... but what about the teaching skills?

Sound Amazing? Keep scrolling!

that's exactly where this course can change your career—and your life.

the creative Educator academy is for...

join the waitlist here!

... the experienced creative who yearns to impact the world through education.

it's for the photographer, designer, florist, or artist who hopes to teach their skills to others.
it's for the creative who can't wait to host their own in-person events: workshops, retreats, and mentorships.
it's for the creative who envisions an online course that can impact their students—and their income.
it's for the aspiring speaker who dreams of inspiring others through the spotlight on the big stage.

* Not sure if this course is for you? Please reach out! Together we can find whether or not this experience would be beneficial and a good fit for you. Get in touch here!

... the experienced creative who yearns to impact the world through education.

it's for the photographer, designer, florist, or artist who hopes to teach their skills to others.

it's for the creative who can't wait to host their own in-person events: workshops, retreats, and mentorships.

it's for the creative who envisions an online course that can impact their students—and their income.

it's for the aspiring speaker who dreams of inspiring others through the spotlight on the big stage.

take a peek at the course syllabus

curious about what's included?

Put me on the waitlist!

unit one: Creating Captivating curriculum

This is the core of a great educational offering: a well-designed curriculum. You will learn how to design an effective baseline curriculum method—equipping you to help any student succeed through a tailored and goal-oriented process.

unit two: Creating
a mentoring program

Mentoring is a great place to start educating: the one-on-one environment allows you to practice teaching and implement a signature process. But where do you begin? How can you make sure your mentoring session is worth the investment—and protect it from being just a glorified coffee date.

unit three: in-person experiences

Workshops, retreats, and other in-person experiences are incredibly rewarding, but they can also be a challenge. How can you reach multiple levels of skill within one classroom setting? In this unit, you'll learn how to tailor your teaching style to impact all levels.

unit four: masterminds
and group learning

Thinking about hosting a mastermind, group coaching program, or other type of group learning? This unit will cover everything you need to know about designing curriculum for this type of setting—including creating accountability, hosting online calls, and leaving an impact on every student.

unit five: Speaking engagements

Maybe you have dreams of speaking on a stage—inspiring and motivating others with your story. But how do you even get started in the educational sphere? How do you land a speaking engagement, prep for a topic, and leave a lasting impact on stage? I'll guide you through all of it!

I have answers!


More Questions? Let's chat!


 What are the accommodations / do I have to share a bed? 
      Accommodations include bunk bed, a rollaway or pullout.  This is slumber party style, so get ready to get cozy! We want you to be comfy, so you will get a bed to yourself in the shared room. 

What should I bring?

      You'll receive a packing guide via email as the Retreat gets closer... but as a general rule, keep it casual! We are going to be hanging out in sweats or pajamas for most of the Retreat. You are welcome to bring an outfit for your headshot, and a swimsuit.

What is not included?

       Attendees are responsible for their own travel / transportation. You are also welcome to purchase any additional food or beverages you would like to store in the house (but we'll have plenty available!).

How many seats are available?
       In order to create an intimate retreat experience, seats are limited to 8 attendees.

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personalized digital workbook

every unit includes a

Where you can take notes, fill in the blanks, and design your own curriculum in a guided step-by-step process.

Heck yes, show me what you got!

how about a few bonus points?

As a student, you’ll get exclusive access to these extras; then below: Think of these as coveted “bonus points!”


Swipe my email templates for education and speaking inquiries, plus my signature follow-up email for one-on-one mentorship sessions.


I'm giving you access to my signature mentoring questionnaire template: the foundation to a well-planned and successful one-on-one coaching session. 


Not sure what to include in your mentorship or speaking contracts? I'm giving you access to my contract clause templates, written and reviewed by an attorney!


Join us in the Facebook Group for a safe space to ask questions and find support from your peers. You'll have lifetime access to view any updates and stay connected!


Even after you've completed the course, you'll have lifetime access to your online classroom, including future updates and new content!

sales page

I'll provide an example of an effective educator sales page, complete with a helpful checklist you can use to convert your own audience into students.

Hello, friends! I'm Laylee: a photographer and creative educator with a huge heart for serving others. Before I entered the creative industry, I was a high school teacher. I spent seven years in the classroom... working with students and designing academic curriculum for my school.

When my career pivoted to the creative industry, I noticed a trend: a lot of creatives were getting into the educational realm (impacting lives and sustainable income?! Heck yeah!)... but they lacked the specific training to be a professional teacher.

That's why I launched The Educator Bootcamp. This course has everything you need to take the knowledge you already have and turn it into impactful curriculum. I'm an open book: I'm sharing all my insights gained from my experience as a teacher, along with the things I've learned while navigating the education space within the creative industry.

After all these years away from the classroom, I'm still a teacher at heart. I absolutely love pouring into others in this way—and I know you do too. So let's dive in and make an impact together!

Oh hi, friend! I'm Laylee

meet the teacher

jessica peddicord

Jessica Peddicord of Simply Jessica Marie is an artist for sweethearts, and an educator for fellow watercolor artists. She has a heart for both creating thoughtful, keepsake-worthy custom paintings that her clients will cherish for years to come, and for teaching budding watercolor artists to build creative confidence and excitedly grow their own flourishing artistic businesses. When she's not painting, you can find Jessica sipping a frozen margarita with her hubby Zack and their adorable puppy Oscar at their favorite local dog park in Dallas, Texas.

Questions? let's talk!

I totally get it. Imposter syndrome is real. And honestly, being an educator isn't for everyone. But if you have a heart for teaching and unique expertise to share, you can be an educator! All it takes is a little training. This program will help you uncover your "Zone of Genius" and teach you how to share it in a way that delivers value to your own students.

I'm nervous to call myself an "educator." Is this program for me?

Frequently Asked Questions

The program is designed to last for 5 weeks, with about 2–3 hours of content per week. I recommend following the program one week at a time to stay on track, but you can also take it at your own pace. You can also use the Facebook group to ask any questions along the way!

You'll also have lifetime access to the course (including future updates!), so you can always go back to review anything you missed!

How long does the creative educator academy last?

The Creative Educator Program is backed by a 100% money back guarantee—but I truly believe you won't need to use it!

However, if you do complete the full program along with the workbooks and truly feel like you have not learned to be a better educator, please email us with your completed course materials so we can refund your purchase.

what if i'm not satisfied with the course? Can I receive a refund?

kind words from course students

"It was such a one of a kind experience, and we are so grateful that we had the opportunity to grow in our goals and learn more about the industry we love!  Maybe this last statement seems a bit dramatic…but, friends, we sincerely mean it when we say this retreat has forever changed our lives." 

- Bret & Brandie Photography


"I could not have asked for a better group of 12 people to spend a week with building relationships, resting, while brainstorming dreams and goals for each other. I feel so rejuvenated and inspired to push myself and those around me, to build my platform and community with like-minded creative entrepreneurs."

- Heather; HYP Images

Ready to up-level your career as an educator?

Save your seat today and take the first step toward becoming a trained educator. Will I see you in the course?

Maybe you have big dreams, but you don't know where to start.
What type of education is right for you? How do you design tailored curriculum that will help you stand out as a professional teacher?

Maybe you're nervous to take on the title of "Educator." You have the heart to share your knowledge with others, but it's scary to take the leap into the educational spotlight.

Maybe you're seeking sustainable income for your business: a long-term plan that can boost your income and serve others by monetizing your knowledge.

And maybe you have the heart of an educator, but you just don't have the training—yet.
If any of these sound like you, I have good news for you, friend:

Take the first step today: join me in The Creative Educator Academy!

I can help you with all of that.

I'm in! Sign me up!

Maybe you already have a project in the works, but you need some guidance to refine it and bring all the details to life. I'm happy to work with you! Consulting includes an audit of your existing education material, along with actionable advice to take your offerings to the next level.

Consulting is offered on a per-project basis, so please reach out to talk about your vision and receive a tailored estimate for your needs.

Are you an experienced educator seeking 1:1 guidance? I'd love to connect!

Extra Credit

Coaching is an ideal fit for educators seeking one-on-one assistance as they navigate a budding career in creative education. Coaching typically includes several 1:1 calls over a period of weeks or months as we hone in on your educational offerings, develop your program, and implement your teaching to impact your students.

If you think coaching would benefit your career as an educator, let me know! I'd love to talk with you about your ideas and goals.



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