Ajo Unified School District
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School Principal’s Office

Meet Ajo's principal, and learn more about his background.

Principal’s Profile

Leonard Edlund

Leonard Edlund has earned a master of science in educational administration from Heritage University and a bachelor of arts in education from Concordia University. He also holds a certificate in CTE education from Bates Technical College and a certificate in accounting from Knapp College of Business.

Mr. Edlund is certified in the state of Arizona in elementary education, mathematics, career and technical education (CTE), and also holds a current principal certificate. He has spent nine years teaching mathematics and CTE, is in his 11th year as an administrator, and also served two years as a superintendent.

Some of his special projects and additional experience include developing and implementing a successful school-wide PBIS behavior program, serving on the district curriculum adoption/implementation team, grant writing, presenting at a state CTE conference, presenting at multiple conferences focusing on at-risk/underserved students, presenting at state student services conferences, serving on a state advisory board, and working with a state legislature funding model steering committee.

Mr. Edlund is passionate about providing students and staff with the tools and opportunities to achieve their goals, regardless of challenges or barriers that may have previously existed.

Activities Mr. Edlund enjoys include traveling, swimming, walking, listening to music, and spending time with his family.