About Me

Since Jan. 1, 2017 I have been honored to serve as the County School Superintendent of Maricopa County (the fourth largest county in the USA). I am a native of Arizona. I taught Career Technical Education for the Deer Valley Unified School District. I taught for 15 years, and loved my time at both the middle [...]


Help me get the word out about my campaign. DONATE I didn't do it alone. I had friends and family who volunteered in many ways, including collecting signatures. However, I spent donated money on only the most important things during the campaign. I promise to do it again. Know that your donation won't be wasted [...]

Engaging Kids

Recently I participated in an Arizona Aerospace & Defense Workforce/STEM Summit hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association. I was on a panel discussing how the aerospace industry and k12 education can work together to prepare learners to work in STEM related professions. As I was listening to various panelists throughout the day, I thought about [...]

OpEd in the Arizona Republic

One data point does not a student make. AzMERIT results are out. The newspapers are publishing results, schools are planning award assemblies, and parents are sticking reports on their refrigerators. However, students are more than a single percentage on a test. We are all complicit in overemphasizing the importance of a single test to define [...]