Dr. Leighangela Brady is the proud new Superintendent of National School
District. Her favorite time is spent visiting classrooms and witnessing
innovative education in action. She has served as an assistant
superintendent of educational services, a principal of a K-6 elementary
school, in various support and coaching roles, as well as a successful
Leighangela is an author of two books, Transforming Ice Age Schools: A
Practical Guide for School Leaders and Test Less, Assess More: A K-8 Guide to
Formative Assessment. Leighangela is well known for engaging and
motivating educators to think about shifting practice to meet the needs of
today’s students. Using the Twitter hashtag #NSDnow, Leighangela and
her team are sharing the story of how National School District is striving to
create successful learners now.
Dr. Brady is passionate about academic excellence, personalized
professional development, and effective leadership. Leighangela presents
annually at national and international conferences. These experiences
have ignited an already sparked interest in transforming today’s schools
and helped to further develop her reputation as an educational trailblazer.
Now living in San Diego, Dr. Brady earned her Ed.D. in educational
leadership from San Diego State University, with both her B.S. and M.A.
degrees from the University of Connecticut. Leighangela is a wife and
mother, and plans to retire one day at her home in the Fiji Islands.