Dillon is the Lead Trainer of Professional Development for the 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. During his time in the classroom, he was honored with two separate teaching awards and led 92% of his students to pass the AIMS test, with 31% exceeding standards. 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. Dillon could not be more excited about applying his passion for education by partnering with schools to increase student achievement and countering educational inequity.