Arizona Alliance of Black
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.
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators
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AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.