PUHSD Governing Board Initiates Search for a New Superintendent

Posted by Community Relations on 1/7/2016

The Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board has initiated its search for a new superintendent and has retained the services of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in assisting boards with the consideration of candidates for superintendent. A first step in this process is to identify the characteristics the Board will be seeking in a superintendent. A series of focus groups has been scheduled, January 12-14 with various employee groups and community stakeholders.

There will also be three evening Open Public Forums for students, parents, staff and community to attend. The Open Forums will be Tuesday at Cesar Chavez, Room 5104; and Thursday at Alhambra High School Lecture Hall and Metro Tech High School Lecture Hall, from 7-8 p.m. These forums will be facilitated by the consulting firm.

In addition, an online survey will be available for stakeholder input at www.phoenixunion.org from January 11 to January 21.

Dr. Chad Gestson is currently the interim superintendent, taking over for Dr. Kent Scriber, who left Phoenix Union in October to lead Fort Worth (TX) Independent School District.