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Group Lecture




Philip Trejo

School Improvement Specialist

Philip Trejo has served in education for over 20 years. His award earning professional experiences includes teaching and leadership roles from PreK to higher education. This work includes districts rural districts of less than 100 total students to districts of more than 10 thousand students. More importantly than the diversity of roles has been his drive to make a positive impact and change agent in whatever role he has had. 

The wide range of roles and locations has provided him with a unique and comprehensive lens from which to assess root causes of under-performance and develop of innovative yet clear common-sense approaches to turning educational theory and research into practical consistent practices that get results. Such insights are the basis for his upcoming book “Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders – Becoming a Game Changer.”

This is most evident in his passion for Student Support Programming and School Improvement work. He has been a part of or led successful school transformation work both in rural and urban settings and in several cases moving schools from their state’s lowest classification to non-watch status in one or two years. His work has been a part of various national educational conference presentations and school in-service trainings.

He also has been a part of a wide-range of individual breakthrough performance coaching examples assisting several new teachers to achieve results of teachers with 5-10 years peers of experience and accelerate individual career growth opportunities.

His moral imperative to improve the odds of success for those he serves drives his passion to add value to others journey through high-quality, results oriented professional development and coaching.


  • BS from Colorado State University-Pueblo in Physical Education

  • MS from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Educational Administration and Supervision 

  • Additional Graduate work and additional endorsement Special Education Generalist from Regis University Denver, 

  • 40-hour Transformative Leadership, U.S. Airforce Academy 

  • National Principals Academy Fellowship (Colorado Department of Education Turnaround Leadership Development)


  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor

  • New and Aspiring School Leaders Program Instructor 

  • K-12 Principal, PreK-21 Special Education Generalist, K-12 Physical Education

  • Nomination for Pueblo Community College's ATP Employee of the Year

  • Nomination for Jarad Polis Teacher of the Year

  • Ranum High School Administrative Rookie of the Year

  • "Above and Beyond" Cleo Wallace, Residential Treatment Facility 

  • "PAWS" for Praise, Horizon Middle School 

  • The U.S. Department of Education and ASCD's "Teach to Lead" proposal selection committee. 

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