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 and high school levels.
As a student, I attended schools in the Cartwright, Alhambra, Washington, and Glendale Union High School Districts. I also attended Glendale Community College and the University of Arizona. I have a B.A. in Spanish and a M.A. in Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Married for 17 years, my wife and children contribute to my desire to develop strong schools in Arizona and Maricopa County. While my children attend public schools, I want all schools, public, charter, and private to provide the best educational opportunities to Arizona’s children.
I am a precinct committeeman in Legislative District 15 in the Dynamite Precinct.