Arizona Alliance ofBlack

School Educators

            Mary Lou Chavez
             Phoenix, AZ




Tatiana Gonzalez Chavez

​​​​Moderator: Tonya Norwood
Phoenix, AZ




Lawrence Robinson 
Phoenix, AZ

Policy Advisor to Mayor Greg Stanton

Dr. Amy J. Strefling
Scottsdale, AZ




Matt Goshert

Leadership Matters: Conversations About Advocacy and Getting Results


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

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

Student Performers

Advisor: ​​Dr. Betty Greene-Bryant

Phoenix, AZ




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





George Brooks, PhD

Phoenix, AZ

Use Urban Agriculture and Aquaponics to Model All Aspects of STEM

Gerri Bohanan
Baltimore, Maryland

Rep. Reginald Bolding 
Phoenix, AZ

Arizona House of Representatives

District 27

Superintendent Keith Greer 

Casa Grande, AZ

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

Trisha Wright

Co-presenter: Zel Fowler
Phoenix, AZ

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

Sponsors & Partners

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

Dr. Erick Witherspoon
Los Angeles, CA




             ​Channel Powe
             Phoenix, AZ




​​​​Lisa Norwood
Phoenix, AZ




​​​​Tracey Benson
Phoenix, AZ




Devin Del Palacio
Phoenix, AZ




Moderator: Kim Covington
Phoenix, AZ




Panel Orators

Tamika Lamb, PhD
Phoenix, AZ

Using Culture to Build Inclusive Classrooms




​​​Karen Crawford
Tempe, Arizona

STEM: The Problem Solving Process



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




Dr. Eva Marie Shivers

Co-presenter: Calvin Terrell
Phoenix, AZ

Beyond Diversity: Equity &
Excellence in Early
Childhood Education




Workshop Presenters

Remi Ijirigho

The Power of Storytelling in the   African Culture



Dr. Will Moreland
Phoenix, Arizona

You Matter: Creating An Atmosphere of Genius


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



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

Focus on Your Vision...Not Your Sight 


Keynote Speakers

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.

June 25th - 26th, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pilgrim Rest Word Center

1401 E. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, AZ 85034

Teacher Leadership Summit

1st Annual