The Educational Services division provides comprehensive support and services for the day-to-day functioning of the Mesa Unified School District. The division consists of the deputy superintendent, area assistant superintendents and the executive directors of teaching and learning and special education. Educational Services works directly with schools and departments to maximize student learning and the services that enhance that learning.
 

Dr. Andi Fourlis, deputy superintendent, works closely with other members of the Educational Services administration in the delivery of the educational program and all day-to-day operations in each classroom at every school.  

The Educational Services division works in partnership with schools and district-level departments and divisions to jointly serve the students in the community with quality, comprehensive education opportunities in superior learning environments with exceptional resources and services.

Educational Areas

The assistant superintendents are the direct supervisors of the principals at the schools. Schools are organized into three areas. The assistant superintendents work with schools to manage the day-to-day operation and learning at each school. Mrs. Arlinda Mann is the assistant superintendent for the Dobson/Westwood attendance area. Dr. David McNeil is the assistant superintendent for the Mesa/Mountain View attendance area. Dr. Randy Mahlerwein is the assistant superintendent for the Red Mountain/Skyline attendance area.

Mrs. Susan O'Brien District Hearing Officer works with students and their families when an alternative placement is needed.  She conducts discipline hearings, places students at Success Schools, and also works with students to successfully transition back to their home schools.

Teaching and Learning

Dr. Tracy Yslas, executive director of teaching and learning, is responsible for overseeing comprehensive programs in English language arts, mathematics, world languages, science, and social sciences.  athletics & physical education; career & technical education; community education; creative & performing arts; opportunity & achievement; professional development; and Eagleridge, Mesa Distance Learning, Native American Education, Title I and school improvement programs are also under the division of teaching and learning. 

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Special Education

The executive director of special education, Mrs. Theresa Baca, oversees special education, special education preschool, psychological services, section 504, Medicaid monitoring, health services, special education records, and the S.H.A.R.P program.

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The Educational Services Division works in partnership with schools and district-level departments and divisions to jointly serve the students in the community with quality, comprehensive education opportunities in superior learning environments with exceptional resources and services.

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