Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Planning, Preparation & Purpose: Utilizing Excellence to Motivate Students, Teams and Self

Presentation abstract:   This presentation will provide participants with strategies that challenge current understandings of what leadership is, what it looks like in today’s educational landscape and the importance of utilizing your unique, lived experiences to shape your leadership style and vision


Dr. Louis Laffite, Jr., is an instructional trailblazer who partners with thought leaders across the country to improve outcomes for learners of all ages and demographics. With more than two decades dedicated to the field of education, Laffitte’s critical insight into what drives teaching and learning has benefited students and colleagues alike.

With a career path focused on empowering the disenfranchised, Laffitte has been a voice and advocate for change, which has benefited the many leadership roles he’s undertaken as an educator. These roles include principal, special education director, human resources director and assistant superintendent. He is currently the superintendent at an award-winning school system in Arizona. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Laffitte is also an adjunct lecturer at a college in Arizona. Laffitte received his Ed.D. from Pepperdine University in Educational Leadership.