Arizona Alliance of Black
2017…What do we know and Where do we go from here?
This presentation will explore the many challenges administrators face day-to-day and look at the solutions available to cure the problems of our children and in our schools. Are we ready for the challenges? What role do the stakeholders play? Who is ultimately responsible for children and their learning? Is there a great difference in children across the nation? As we share our challenges and exchange best practices, together we will look at the future of our children based on what they bring to the table. Strong leadership is needed to ensure the African American child interacts on a level playing field and is given all the tools to be successful.
Dr. Terry L. Truvillion is a retired administrator from Detroit Michigan. Dr. Truvillion moved quickly through the ranks in Detroit Public Schools and retired as principal of one of the largest high schools after 29 years in 2008. Dr. Truvillion ventured out into the suburbs of Detroit where she served as principal in Ecorse High School, Executive Director in Ypsilanti and CAO/Superintendent of a charter school in Pontiac Michigan. In May 2015, she moved to Chandler, Arizona to be with her family. Maintaining a hunger for education, she has worked in Queen Creek at the American Leadership Academy, Higley Unified School District in Gilbert and Tempe Elementary School District. Dr. Truvillion is the third child of seven and has a daughter, son in law and two grandchildren. After 8 years of being the principal of a middle school, she self-published her first book, “Urban Education: The Real Deal.”
"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
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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.