LEADNow! Leadership Institute recognizes that the most important change agents in education are school leaders! This Institute was created to support new and aspiring educational leaders in Southern Arizona in partnership with Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF), Northern Arizona University and the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office.

The Institute

Through the LEADNow! Leadership Institute, individuals will acquire skills and applications essential to becoming an effective educational leader. Learners will gain enhanced understanding and the ability to apply professional practice, concepts and values in leadership and policy.

The LEADNow! Leadership Institute is a research and evidence-based curriculum that is delivered locally through the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office in a cohort model and based on the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 2015 developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Participants will attend nine monthly Saturday classes that will focus on team building, leadership skills, goal setting and more. All participants will be mentored by an AEF A+ School of Excellence™ principal and have the opportunity to visit an AEF A+ School of Excellence™ site. Students may earn re-certification hours and/or earn NAU graduate credit (with concurrent enrollment).

The Partners

The Details

Cost: $1000 Scholarship and group rates are available
• All Materials
• Nine Full Day Classes
• 1:1 Principal Mentor from an AEF A+ School of Excellence™
• Visit to an AEF A+ School of Excellence™

Date:  One Saturday a month
August 2017 through April 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
200 N. Stone Ave.  Tucson, Arizona 85701

The Director: Deborah Bryson, M.Ed.

Newly retired from the Vail School District, Deborah most recently served as a Director of the Beyond Textbooks program.  Prior to that, she spent 15 years as a school principal.  Schools under her leadership earned three distinguished A+ School of Excellence™ Awards. In 2011, Deborah was named as Arizona’s National Distinguished Principal of the Year by National Association of Elementary School Principals.  Her career as an educator has spanned over 30 years in our community.

To register or for more information:
Deborah Bryson, Director of Leadership Development
520.724.8996 | Deborah.Bryson@schools.pima.gov


LEADNow! Resources

LEADNow! Brochure

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders