The LEADNow! Leadership 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 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).

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.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-2025 Institute! CLICK HERE to Apply!

Program Details

Cost: $1,400

• All Materials
• Monthly Saturday ZOOM and/or small group classes
• Access to a 1:1 Principal Mentor from an AEF A+ School of Excellence™
• Visit to an AEF A+ School of Excellence™

Classes: Monthly August - May (Saturdays)

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (in-person)   |   9:00 am - 12:00pm (ZOOM). Both options are utilized.

Location: via ZOOM and/or small group classes at the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
200 N. Stone Ave.  Tucson, Arizona 85701


Contact information:

Susan Rosenthal, Director of LEADNow! Institute, Certified NAESP National Principal Mentor
520.724.8996 work | 520.603.1062 cell |

Deborah Bryson, Founder of LEADNow! Institute
520.724.8996 work | 520.343-0958 cell |