Aaron Parsons is an education professional who has taught Marketing, Economics, and Engineering at the High school level, Engineering education at the post-secondary level and currently works as an assistant campus administrator in the Phoenix area. Through his contact with curriculum, Aaron has spearheaded employer collaborative program development operations for Water Services and 911 Dispatch services, as well as served on the employer collaborative for automation and robotics in the West Valley. He is a strong believer in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and their accompanying Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). CTE provides students a powerful pathway towards economic independence by combining classroom, lab, career-based, and leadership education in a way no other educational framework provides.
Before his career in education, Aaron served in the US Army as a Military Police and worked in the local semiconductor industry for 13 years. Aaron holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and Marketing, A Masters in Secondary Education (CTE), and is currently writing his dissertation for his Doctorate of Educational Leadership focusing on Organizational Leadership and Development. Aaron’s dissertation focuses on determining if a relationship exists between school leader transformational leadership and teacher moral disengagement. I layman’s terms, does transformational leadership influence individual ethical behavior.
Aaron Parsons works with West-MEC and Project Lead the Way to further CTE and STEM education. His goal is to provide students with high-quality opportunities for career success and help them to discover their career passion.