Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Dr. Carlian Dawson

A skilled leader and builder of leadership teams for school districts, post-secondary institutions and businesses with more than thirty-five years broad-based experience in education and organizational development. Demonstrated success in revitalizing underperforming organizations and improving instructional leadership while attaining academic objectives through effective intervention strategies and process improvements. Dr. Dawson has invaluable experience in facilitating climate and culture discussions.  As a seasoned facilitator, her training sessions are highly experiential, practical and informative. For the last 10 years she has added early education to her portfolio, leading two teams of women working with unregulated/in-home childcare providers and community-based training for parenting education for children birth to 5 years.


Dr. Dawson is recognized as an efficacious leader who can generate and facilitate a positive working atmosphere where people become goal-focused and feel invested in policy, with win-win relations prevailing among employees. She has two Master’s Degrees in Multicultural Education and School Administration from Arizona State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Illinois State University.