Dr. Anthony Muhammad to be keynote speaker for TASD staff back-to-school event

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Dr. Anthony Muhammad
Dr. Anthony Muhammad -- Courtesy: Texarkana Arkansas School District

TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arkansas School District announced that Dr. Anthony Muhammad, CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, will be the keynote speaker for staff’s back-to-school event on Aug. 12 at 8:00 a.m. at First Baptist – Moores Lane.

Dr. Muhammad has served as a practitioner for nearly 20 years. Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal.  His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal.

As CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, Dr. Muhammad oversees a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world.

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Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and Professional Learning Communities at Work (PLC), and he has also been recognized by the Global Gurus organization as one of the 30 Most Influential Educational Thought Leaders in the world in 2021 and 2022.

“Some of our staff members had the opportunity to hear Dr. Muhammed speak during a conference in Little Rock,” superintendent Dr. Becky Kesler said. “After hearing him speak, I knew his message should be heard by our entire school community. I am excited that he will be speaking to our entire staff as we welcome them back to school.”

Dr. Muhammad is a best-selling author.  He has authored Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work, 2nd Edition (2021); Time for Change: The Four Essential Skills of a Transformational School Leader (2019); Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division 2nd Edition (2017) Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change (2015); and The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach; Transforming Schools at Every Level (2011).

Additionally, he has published 26 articles in education journals and publications in seven different countries.