Dillon is a Trainer for the Arizona Charter Schools Association and Center for Student Achievement. He works primarily in high schools and alternative schools around the state, specializing in coaching, secondary literacy, making data accessible, and increasing parent engagement. Prior to joining the Association Dillon was a TNTP fellow, Teach for America Corps Member, and high school ELA teacher in west Phoenix. Now, he is earning his Master’s Degree in Educational Policy from Arizona State University. As an educational equity advocate, Dillon is passionate about empowering educators to do what’s best for students. A native to small-town Oklahoma and a first-generation college student, education has always played a very important role in Dillon’s life. On the weekends, Dillon is either in the mountains escaping the Phoenix heat, reading at a coffee shop, or casually whipping up a beef pot roast that would put your grandmother’s to shame.
I’M HERE TO HELP
If you are a K-12 teacher or school leader grappling with how to (responsibly) use data to inform your instructional decisions, look no further. As someone with a background in ELA, I know quantitative data can be off-putting and overwhelming, but take a deep breath and we can break it down together.