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"NALEO Educational Fund launched the NALEO Education Leadership Academy in 2017 to support the success of education policymakers in the state of Arizona."

Sen. Martin Quezada, Pendergast Elementary School District board member, has joined the advisory committee for NALEO’s Education Leadership Academy.

NALEO Educational Fund launched the NALEO Education Leadership Academy in 2017 to support the success of education policymakers in the state of Arizona.

“It is vital to me that we learn all we can about the current best practices to enhance and improve the educational experiences of our students,” Quezada said.

“Being part of this advisory committee will enable me to share what I learn with our district administrators as well as my colleagues in the Arizona Legislature.

“Every child deserves the chance for a high-quality education, as that is the key to success for the future. I appreciate all that Pendergast district does to support our students and families and show them what is possible.”

The academy will implement NALEO’s evidence-based training model for providing governance and policy content training opportunities to public officials, with a focus on underserved and underrepresented communities.

The goal is to support policymakers as they work to improve student learning outcomes and narrow achievement gaps from birth to college completion.

“Sen. Quezada enhances our board and the Arizona Legislature with his knowledge, determination and thoughtfulness in decision making,” Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos Deblieux said.

“He is always looking to learn and share his knowledge to better our district and the state. We are so proud of him and his efforts and congratulate him on this prestigious committee appointment.” 

To learn more about NALEO Educational Fund, visit naleo.org.