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Steve Watson is the Maricopa County School Superintendent and, as such, leads the Maricopa County Education Service Agency. He is one of 12 elected Maricopa County officials. Mr. Watson, a Republican, was elected in 2016, and is serving his first four-year term.
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WE ARE the office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent and a team made up of teachers, principals, curriculum experts, special education experts, professional development experts, assessment experts, human capital management experts, finance and business experts, information technology experts, legislative experts, governing board experts, homeschool and private school experts, research and evaluation experts, juvenile justice experts, citizens, parents, and grandparents.

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WE ARE these dynamic leadership teams:

Economic Management

Marc Kuffner leads the Economic Management team that provides a suite of financial and technical services to school districts such as grants management, school financial consulting, working cooperatively with school districts in determining local property tax rates and information technology training and consulting. Contact Marc Kuffner

Education Innovation

Dr. Lori Shough leads the Education Innovation team. Education Innovation is comprised of education leaders and experts in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership. The team provides targeted support to school and district leaders through a variety of differentiated support options. Contact Lori Shough

Human Capital Management Systems 

Dr. Lori Renfro leads the Human Capital Management Systems team. Human Capital Management is focused on recruiting, retaining, placing, and sustaining highly effective educators in our schools. Contact Lori Renfro

Marketing & Communications Systems

Laurie King leads the Superintendent's Communications team. The team develops agency marketing materials, communication systems and stakeholder engagement opportunities. Contact Laurie King

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Alma Vital-Johnson

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7313

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Alysia Wells

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7312

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Amy Uchacz

Admin for Teacher Leader & Principal Development

(602) 372-5491

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Ana Sanchez

Client Services Specialist

(602) 506-3866


Anabella Lindh

Graphic Designer

(602) 506-7541

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Arlynn Godinez

ESI STEM Pedagogical Content Expert

(602) 506-0307


Beatrice Begay

Business Svc Reresentative

(602) 506-7985

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Brian Hoffner

Standards Professional Development Coord-Science

(602) 506-7058

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Carolyn Contreras

Supportive Schools PD Coordinator

(602) 372-7511


Carrie Gunderson

Garnishment Specialist

(602) 372-4833

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Christianne Nutt

Field Specialist

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Christina Valenciano

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7309

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Cory Peacock

Assessment Coordinator

(602) 506-3219

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Darcy Moody

STEM Administrator

(602) 506-6520

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Darrin Fetters

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7323 

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Denise Weihe

Business Svc Specialist

(602) 506-7121 


Don Miller

PC Systems Support

(602) 372-7022      


Donna Yakoubi

Financial Application Support Coordinator

(602) 372-4833

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Donna Hicks

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7317   

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Emily Carey

Human Capital Mgmt Sys-Admin

(602) 372-7326


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Eric Hockman

Data Mgmt System Program Mgr.

(602) 372-7318 

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Felicia Nelson

Youth Ed Engagement Mentor

(602) 372-7352

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Gale Beauchamp

Engineering STEM Identity Project Director

(602) 372-7295

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Ginger Topize

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7327

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Jamie Vought


(602) 506-3222  602-376-3936

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Janice Johnson

Admin-Youth Education Engagement Services

(602) 372-7336

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Jared Lizano

Math Standards Coordinator

(602) 372-7358

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Jean-Claude Mbock PC/Lan Analyst

(602) 506-2897

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Jeff Starr

Business Integration Specialist

(602) 506-2926

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Jenni Gibbs

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7334

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Jennifer Buchanan

Assessment Coordinator

(602) 372-7234


Jennifer Schenck

REIL-TNG Data System Specialist

(602) 506-1564

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John Lutz

REIL Videographer

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Judy Campbell

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7320 

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Karen Rodriguez

Business Svc Specialist

(602) 372-4833 

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Karla Gutierrez-Whitmire

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7317  

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Kendra Moreno

REIL-Extend Program Director

(602) 695-2660 

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Laurie King

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

(602) 372-3704 

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Leslie Beauchamp

Field Specialist Principal Coach

(602) 372-7328 

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Linda Califano

Field Specialist

(602) 506-2594 

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Linda Schaefer

Admin. Assistant

(602) 506-6557 

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Lori Renfro

Asst. Superintendent, Human Capital Management Systems

(602) 372-3705 

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Lori Shough

Asst. Superintendent, Educational Innovation

(602) 506-3066 


Lucia Martinez

Admin Assistant

(602) 372-0428 

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Marc Kuffner

Executive Director of Finance

(602) 506-2068  

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Marla Chamberlain

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7322 

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Marlys Weaver-Stoesz

Marketing and Comm Administrator

(602) 506-3055  

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Michael Labrecque

Field Specialist

(602) 372-7321 

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Michele Rutin

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7309 

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Michelle Yerkes

Professional Development Coordinator

(602) 506-1649 


Mike Martinez

Financial Systems Operations Manager

(602) 372-4833 


Millie Thompson

Accounts Payable Specialist

(602) 372-4833 

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Nancy Feiring

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7322 

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Nancy Penzone

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7327 

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Natasha Camp

Administrator for Instructional Leadership Development

(602) 372-0436 


Patricia Cooley

Executive Assistant to Superintendent

(602) 506-3661

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Peter Sharbaugh

Data Coordinator

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Rebecca Surls

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7329 

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Renee Estrella-Chavez

Supportive Schools PD Coordinator

(602) 372-3668   

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Richard Eagan

Program Manager

(602) 372-9135 

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Sara Pearson

Math Standards Coordinator

(602) 372-7319

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Sara Reimer

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7330 

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Sauda Waldron

Data Coordinator

(602) 372-3912 


Scott Watson

Systems Administrator

(602) 506-5484 

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Shane Wikfors

Government/Public Relations

(602) 506-4383 


Sherry Frye

Financial/Business Representative

(602) 506-2969


Susan LaValley

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7310 

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Sylvia Olmos

Math Standards Coordinator

(602) 506-4996 

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Tanya Gabrick

Field Specialist

(602) 372-7338 

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Tessa Otero

Office Assistant Specialized

(602) 506-3780 

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Theresa Hulihan

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7311 

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Theresa Ysaguirre

Accounting Specialist

(602) 372-1245

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Traci Price

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7332  

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Tracy McLaughlin  

Itinerant Business Mgr.

(602) 506-3958 

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Tyler Elder


(602) 372-5684

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