Elected in November 2016, I have been honored to serve as the County School Superintendent of Maricopa County (the fourth largest county in the USA).
I was born at Good Samaritan Hospital at 12th St and McDowell in Phoenix. 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
As a teacher, 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.
Married for 20 years, my wife and children contribute to my desire to develop strong schools in Arizona and Maricopa County. My children attend schools in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. I believe every child can learn, and deserves the best teachers and a quality education.