Dr. Harold Slemmer
Executive Director, AIA
Chapter Board - Phoenix
Harold Slemmer assumed leadership of the Arizona InterscholasticAssociation in 1999 after an extensive career in coaching, curriculumdevelopment, high school administration, and instruction at the highschool and university level.
A dedicated, innovative educator, he is a sought after public speaker on a number of educational topics.
From 1990 to 1999, he was the inaugural principal at Mountain PointeHigh School in Phoenix. Under his leadership, Mountain Pointe received anumber of awards, including recognition by Business Week forInstructional Innovation in Character Education, Redbook Magazine'sAmerica's Best Schools. Mountain Pointe was named an A+ SchoolsRecognition Semi-Finalist three times and the school's athleticachievements included numerous AIA awards.
Slemmer received his BA (1975), MS in physical education/athleticadministration (1976), and Doctorate of Education in EducationalLeadership (1986) from Arizona State University where he competed inDivision I football for the legendary coach, Frank Kush, playing on twoteams ranked in the top ten nationally.
He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Tempe DiabloAdministrative Award of Excellence (1997), the Distinguished ArizonanAward in 2001, and the North Central Accreditation Association's Circleof Excellence. In 2002, Slemmer's efforts to instill characterdevelopment in high school sports and activities led to his appointmentto the Arizona's Governor's Commission of Character Education.
Dr. Slemmer presented in twenty (20) different states throughout theUnited States as he championed many educational and ethics trainingprograms and policies including Arizona's Pursuing Victory with Honorinitiative. Slemmer has provided the leadership and vision needed toimplement character education and healthy lifestyles to all of thoseinvolved in the interscholastic and youth sports experience.