Anthony Espinoza

Leadership Matters: Conversations About Advocacy and Getting Results



Zel Fowler 

Co-presenter: Trisha Wright
Phoenix, AZ

Flow with Flocabulary: The Pedagogy of Circulating Common Core ELA Standards Through Music.

Calvin Terrell

Co-presenter: Dr. Eva Marie Shivers
Phoenix, AZ

Beyond Diversity: Equity &
Excellence in Early
Childhood Education

​​​​Lisa Norwood
Phoenix, AZ




​​​​Tracey Benson
Phoenix, AZ




Barbara McAllister
Phoenix, AZ

Deputy Director of the Intel Diversity in Technology Fund


Pat Gillum
Phoenix, AZ

3 Keys to Getting Results: Clarity, Confidence, and Commitment



Keynote Speakers


Moderator: Kim Covington
Phoenix, AZ




Remi Ijirigho

The Power of Storytelling in the   African Culture



June 25th - 26th, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pilgrim Rest Word Center

1401 E. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, AZ 85034

Lawrence Robinson 
Phoenix, AZ

Policy Advisor to Mayor Greg Stanton

Dr. Amy J. Strefling
Scottsdale, AZ




Torion Landfair, great grandson of founder and group member of The Dukays, Mr. Earl Edwards Sr.

Sponsors & Partners

We are seeking sponsors and
exhibitors for the Teacher Leadership Summit. If interested, email or call 602-730-4080 for information

Panel Orators

Inspiring teachers  to expand their role from classroom teacher to education leader. Join us for hands-on professional development that will advance innovative education practice and ignite a new passion for teaching and learning.  Click here to register.

The $50 registration fee includes breakfast., lunch, and an opportunity to win registration and travel (up to $300) for the 43rd Annual NABSE Conference in Washington, DC.  Additionally, registrants  may provide a  nominee for the Lincoln & Eleanor Ragsdale Beacon of Hope Award.

1st Annual

​Advisor: Dr. Delisa Saunders
Washington, D.C.




Superintendent Keith Greer 

Casa Grande, AZ

Classroom Management: A realistic look at what really works in effective schools

Devin Del Palacio
Phoenix, AZ




Teacher Leadership Summit

​​​​Moderator: Tonya Norwood
Phoenix, AZ




Rep. Reginald Bolding 
Phoenix, AZ

Arizona House of Representatives

District 27

Dr. Eva Marie Shivers

Co-presenter: Calvin Terrell
Phoenix, AZ

Beyond Diversity: Equity &
Excellence in Early
Childhood Education




Dr. Gregory E. Bell
Washington, D.C.

Focus on Your Vision...Not Your Sight 


            Mary Lou Chavez
             Phoenix, AZ




Tatiana Gonzalez Chavez

George Brooks, PhD

Phoenix, AZ

Use Urban Agriculture and Aquaponics to Model All Aspects of STEM

Dr. Erick Witherspoon
Los Angeles, CA




             ​Channel Powe
             Phoenix, AZ




Dr. Will Moreland
Phoenix, Arizona

You Matter: Creating An Atmosphere of Genius


Tamika Lamb, PhD
Phoenix, AZ

Using Culture to Build Inclusive Classrooms




​​​Karen Crawford
Tempe, Arizona

STEM: The Problem Solving Process



Workshop Presenters

Student Performers

Advisor: ​​Dr. Betty Greene-Bryant

Phoenix, AZ




Gerri Bohanan
Baltimore, Maryland

Trisha Wright

Co-presenter: Zel Fowler
Phoenix, AZ

Flow with Flocabulary: The Pedagogy of Circulating Common Core ELA Standards Through Music.

ShaRae Kalian
Phoenix, AZ

That Teacher Said What? Beyond the Classroom: Psychological aspects of modern racism and its psychosocial impact on health and educational outcomes.




Jenntte Harper
Los Angeles, CA

Soar with the Common Core! Magnificent Mathematical Mastery - No Excuses




Arizona Alliance ofBlack

School Educators


Matt Goshert

Leadership Matters: Conversations About Advocacy and Getting Results