Dr. Leighangela Brady
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Encinitas Union School District (CA)

Leighangela Brady is recognized as a cutting edge leader in educational transformation. She is an author of Transforming Ice Age Schools: A Practical Guide for School Leaders, as well as Test Less, Assess More: A K-8 Guide to Formative Assessment.

Currently working as the Assistant Superintendent of a nationally renowned school district, the Encinitas Union School District, her favorite time is spent visiting classrooms and witnessing innovative education in action. A 1:1 Future Ready district, Encinitas is out in front with a focus on blended learning, health and wellness, and environmental stewardship.

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, #melttheglacier, Leighangela calls for educational leaders to speak out and get their voice heard. Only together can educators melt the educational glacier that has been created throughout the history of our educational system.

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.