Edlira Leazer

Edlira Leazer is a graduate of College of the Ozarks, Missouri USA with a B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology.

She is currently serving in the cabinet of Minister of Education and Sports of Albania ensuring high-quality support and sound advice to Minister, cabinet members, internal and external partners and stakeholders. She coordinates the consultation and management of relations with partner institutions, national and international organizations and agencies across the departments and government sectors. In position as adviser in the Ministry of Education and Sports of Albania, she works closely with Peace Corps, USAID, UNICEF, Save the children, UN and EU institutions, different embassy agencies and so on. 

Earlier on, Edlira has contributed to the NGO sector in the education field for more than 14 years as project manager, team leader, program manager, education coordinator and executive director in very reputable organizations such as World Vision Albania and Education Center Elbasan.  Her responsibilities included the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of education, youth and child protection programs achieving outcomes according to the required programming standards.

Edlira has been a board member of the Center for School Leadership since December 2021.