Arizona Alliance of Black
Keith Greer Currently serves as the site administrator of Alice S. Paul Learning Center, Casa Grande.He has held positions as Superintendent of Tonto Basin School District in Tonto Basin, AZ, Principal of Maricopa County Regional School District, Coolidge, and Casa Grande Union High School which was a nationally recognized, award winning school.
Mr. Greer is known for his innovative approach to school improvement and management Mr. Greer was the principal of Casa Grande Union High School one of the largest rural high schools in the state of Arizona with a student population of over 3600. During his tenure, the school achieved increased graduation rates, improved standardized test scores, an 85% reduction in incidences of discipline, a 70% reduction in suspensions and a reduced drop- out rate of 1.0 from a previous high of 45%. Casa Grande Union High School was also recognized and awarded for its numerous school improvement achievements.
Mr. Greer also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Phoenix. Mr. Greer's presentations and workshops have made him a highly demanded speaker and consultant.
While the story of Casa Grande Union High School and its successful turn-around is aspiring and motivating, Mr. Greer also delvers clear-cut, practical strategies for leaders and schools that outline a path for success. Mr. Greer is a past Arizona State President of the Arizona Association of Black School Educators (AABSE) and has been a member of the National Association of Black Educators (NABSE) since 1995 and is currently serving on its National Board.
A professional development experience that leads to a path which ends at the superintendent’s office.
Aspiring superintendents will be exposed to issues: Coaching and Mentoring; Identifying the role and responsibilities of a coach and of a mentor; Illustrating strategies for promoting dialogue, resolving conflict, and problem solving; Establishing realistic goals and objectives; Developing and understanding the effects of change on school culture.
Additional points of interest: Superintendent Duties; Superintendent Effectiveness; Superintendent Searches; Superintendent Transition; What is the right school district for you?
"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.