Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
People entering the College of Education building.


Learn, Teach, Lead

Friday, March 25, 2022, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

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,  and the Arizona Educational Foundation.


Juliana Urtubey, NBCT
2021 National Teacher of the Year

Juliana Urtubey (Who-lee-ana Er-two-bay)

Juliana Urtubey is spending this year advocating for a joyous and just education for all students that celebrates their families, identities, and communities. Juliana, a National Board Certified Teacher, is known as “Ms. Earth” for her efforts to beautify schools and unify the community through murals and gardens. She is a special education co-teacher at Kermit Booker Elementary in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nancy Parra-Quinlan, NBCT
2022 Arizona Teacher of the Year

Sara Wyffels, NBCT
2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year