Dr. Tonya Strozier has a proven track record in school turnaround, transformation and improvement. Her educational leadership experience includes magnet, charter, traditional public and virtual schools. Dr. Tonya is currently the principal of Holladay Fine Arts Magnet Elementary School.
Dr. Tonya obtained her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She also earned a Ph.D. in psychology, technology and learning from Grand Canyon University.
As an educational consultant and edu-preneur, Dr. Tonya has successfully written and launched multiple charter school networks. Through her innovative approach to education, she has garnered multiple federal, state and local grants for schools systems and community organizations. She continues to innovate and disrupt the norm as the founder of No More Failing Schools, a 501c4 organization committed to transforming school leadership and the way in which students learn.
In the community, Dr. Tonya launched the Tucson Alliance of Black School Educators, is a member of the Mayor’s Racial Equity and Justice Advisory Board, is a peer reviewer and presenter for American Educational Research Association (AERA) and is an invited scholar at Grand Canyon University’s Reflective Practice Institute. Dr. Strozier is also a member of the African American Advisory Board for the Arizona Department of Education and Senior Fellow of School Leadership and Innovation with A for Arizona.