Alena Zachery-Ross
CEO of AZRLeads

Alena Zachery-Ross, Superintendent of schools, a sought-after speaker, coach, and consultant. As CEO of AZRLeads, she uses her gifts to develop leaders and teams to transform their environments, beginning with themselves.

A Leader of Leaders, she is currently the Pastor of Lane Memorial C.M.E. Church in Jackson, Michigan, and Superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and consultant with Hazard, Young, and Attea.

Formerly the Superintendent of Okemos and the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System. She served previously as an Assistant Superintendent, Elementary and Middle School Principal, School Psychologist, and Teacher Consultant. Mrs. Ross began her career as an Elementary Teacher and School Psychologist for Detroit Public Schools.

She attended Grand Valley State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education/Psychology. Earned her Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University and is completing (May 2021) an ED.D in Educational Leadership at Michigan State University.