Highlight Speakers

Devin Del Palacio

National Black Council of School Board Members

Mayor Kate Gallego

TLS Guest Speaker
City of Phoenix

Tristan John-Jandles

GCU Pre-Law Student 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Anthony Perkins

Author and Mindset Coach
Perkup, LLC

Dr. Adrienne D. Dixson

Executive Director
Education and Civil Rights Initiative 

Dr. DaMond Holt

Trauma Crisis Specialist
American School Counselors Association

Featured Speakers

The 9th Annual 2023 Teacher Leadership Summit will feature three panels that reflect this year’s theme of Engaging All Levels: Black Education Excellence through Equitable Ecosystems. Each panel will feature different levels of education. 

In this panel, we will engage in a dialogue to identify the most pressing issues related to education equity among policymakers, governing board members, and community leaders. We will discuss potential steps, at the policymaking level, needed to create a more equitable educational environment in Arizona.

Facilitator - Berdetta Hodge

Tempe City Council Member
Tempe Union High School District Governing Board

Dr. Chris Howard

Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating officer of ASU

Dr. Tammy Robinson

President of Mesa Community College
President of the National Council on Black American Affairs

Dr. Jacqui Clay

Arizona Board of Education
Superintendent of Schools in Cochise County

Beth Lewis

Public Education Advocate
Director of Save Our Schools

Shelley Jackson

Governing Board President
Roosevelt Elementary School District

Breakout Speakers

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