Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
A panel of experts speaks to a crowd at N A U Tariat.


Learn, Teach, Lead

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. | High Country Conference Center & Eastburn Education Building, Flagstaff, AZ

Featuring Keynote presenters:

2018 National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning, English Language Arts Teacher, Joel E. Ferris High School – Newcomer Center, Spokane, WA.

2019 Arizona Teacher of the Year Kareem Neal, 9th–12th Grade Self-Contained Special Education Teacher, Maryvale High School Phoenix Union High School District.

Emcee: 2018 Arizona Teacher of the Year and NBCT Josh Meibos, kindergarten through sixth-grade physical education Teacher, Balsz Elementary School District, Phoenix.

Breakout presenters include:

2019 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassadors for Excellence

  • Jonathan Perrone, 8th Grade STEAM Teacher at Mountain Sky Middle School of Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix.
  • Maria Barker, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher at Red Mountain Center for Early Education of Mesa Public Schools, Mesa.
  • Lee Ann Howell, 7th Grade Science Teacher at Colonel Smith Middle School of Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District, Fort Huachuca.
  • Sheri Loyd, 3rd Grade ELA and Math Teacher at Mountain View School of Dysart Unified School District, Waddell.

Northern Arizona University’s TARIAT conference provides professional development opportunities for our teacher candidates as they interact with recognized outstanding teachers through keynote addresses and breakout sessions. NAU’s College of Education teacher candidates come away from this conference with information on best practices that they will soon use daily in their classrooms as they enter the teaching profession. The College of Education is grateful and proud to present this conference in partnership with Bob and Claudia Bement, the Arizona K12 Center, Arizona Educational Foundation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.