WE ARE led by:
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.
WE ARE these dynamic leadership teams:
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
Dr. Lori Shough leads the Education Innovation team. Education Innovations is comprised of education leaders and experts in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership. The team provides targeted support to teachers, school leaders, and instructional coaches 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 Marketing and Communications team. The team develops agency marketing materials, communication systems and customer engagement opportunities. Contact Laurie King
Veronica Brawner leads the Constituent Services team, which makes the MCESA experience an exceptional experience. The Constituent Services team is comprised of experts in the areas of School Governing Board Elections, Private and Homeschooling, as well as all things related to the MCESA events, facilities and scheduling. Contact