@theHELM Leadership Program recognizes that the most important change agents in education are school leaders! This Program was created to support educational leaders in charter schools throughout Southern Arizona in partnership with Arizona Charter Schools Association and the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office.






The Program

Through the @theHELM Leadership Program, individuals will acquire skills and applications essential to becoming or continuing their journey as an effective educational leader. Learners will gain enhanced understanding and the ability to apply professional practice, concepts and values in leadership and policy.

The @theHELM Leadership Program is a research and evidence-based curriculum that is delivered locally through the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office facilitated by Sid Bailey, Director of Leadership Development at the Arizona Charter Schools Association.

Participants will attend eight monthly Friday classes that will focus on leadership skills, school culture, vision and hiring/recruiting great teachers, among other topics.  All participants will be mentored by a current or recently retired charter school principal.  Mentor relationships will be onsite and structured to meet the needs of the school leader participating in the program.


The Partners



The Details

Cost: $1000

  • All Materials

  • Eight Full Day Classes

  • 1:1 Principal Mentor

Date: One Friday a month  | October 2017 - May 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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


The Facilitator: Sid Bailey

As the Director of Leadership Development for the Arizona Charter Schools Association, Sid is astutely aware that all effective schools have an effective leader at the helm.  Through the Association’s partner organization, the Center for Student Achievement, Sid provides leadership training for principals regardless of their level of experience.   He has experience at all levels, starting his career as a teacher, and then working for 14 years at two Valley schools, both recognized nationally for their academic success.  Following his principal positions, Sid held district and state level leadership positions in athletics, student conduct, transportation, assistant principal development, and leadership training director at the Arizona Department of  Education.

The Director: Lisa Long

Retired from Pima Partnership Charter Schools in 2016, Lisa most recently served as a principal of Pima Partnership High School and Pima Partnership Academy as well as Curriculum Director for the schools.  Schools under her Turn Around Leadership grew in student population and had positive academic, operational and financial dashboards during her tenure at Pima Partnership.  Prior to that, she spent 23 years as a central office administrator and teacher in a large school district focused on professional development, curriculum, assessment and educational technology.  Her career as an educator has spanned over 30 years in our community.

For more information:
Lisa Long, Director of Educational Outreach
520.661.6640 | Lisa.Long@schools.pima.gov

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