Superintendent search 2017
Documenting the Governing Board search for the next superintendent

In November 2017, Dr. Michael Cowan, superintendent, announced he would be retiring from Mesa Public Schools after an illustrious 30-year career in education.

The Governing Board has selected the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) to help with the search process for a new superintendent.

The projected timeline is:
Jan. 3 Post position nationally
Jan. 8 Open community survey
Jan. 23 Close community survey
Jan. 24  Close position
Jan. 29 Review community survey results
Feb. 6-7 Review applicants and select interviewees
Feb. 20-22 Interview candidates and select finalists
March 5-9  Interview finalists, host community forum and announce appointee


Article announcing Dr. Cowan's retirement