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
• 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™

Dates: September 2018 - May 2019 (One Saturday a month)

- September 22, 2018
- October 27, 2018
- November 17, 2018
- December 15, 2018
- January 26, 2019
- February 16, 2019
- March 23, 2019
- April 27, 2019
- May 18, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
200 N. Stone Ave.  Tucson, Arizona 85701

The Director: Deborah Bryson, M.Ed.

Deborah serves as the Director of Leadership Development for the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office.  She is the creator and facilitator of the LEADNow! Leadership Institute which is designed for new and aspiring educational leaders. Prior to joining the county office, she spent 20 years in the Vail Unified School District, serving mainly as a school principal and later as a Director of the Beyond Textbooks program.

Schools under her leadership earned three distinguished AEF A+ School of Excellence (trademark thingy) Awards.  In 2011, Deborah was named as the National Distinguished Principal of the Year by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.  Her career as an educator has spanned over 30 years in our community.

For more information:
Deborah Bryson, Director of Leadership Development
520.724.8451 work | 520.343-0958 cell | Deborah.Bryson@schools.pima.gov





LEADNow! Resources

LEADNow! Brochure

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders