Mr. Bruce Cox, Associate 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. Mr. Cox may be reached at (480) 472-0205 or E-mail Mr. Cox
The Area Assistant Superintendents are the direct
supervisors of the principals at the schools. The schools are organized
into two geographic areas, east and west. Each assistant superintendent
works with schools within their area to manage the day-to-day operation
and learning at each school. E-mail Mrs. Mann.
Mr. James Driscoll, District Hearing Officer, works with students and their families when an alternative placement is needed. He conducts discipline hearings, places students at Success Schools, and also works with students to successfully transition back to their home schools. Contact Mr. Driscoll at (480) 472-0488 or E-mail Mr. Driscoll. Mrs. Arlinda Mann is the Assistant Superintendent for the west area schools and may be contacted at (480) 472-0206 or
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Suzan DePrez, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, is responsible for overseeing comprehensive programs in Language Arts, Mathematics, World Languages, Science, and Social Sciences. Athletics & Physical Education, Career & Technical Education, Community Education, Creative & Performing Arts, Educational Technology, Professional Development/Career Ladder, Title I and School Improvement Programs are also under the division of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. DePrez may be reached at (480) 472-0340 or
The Executive Director of Special Education, Mrs. Jan Cawthorne, oversees Special Education, Psychological Services, Section 504, Medicaid Monitoring, Health Services, Preschool & Itinerant Services, Student Records, Psychological Records, EMECEC and SHARP.
The Director of Guidance, Dr. David Shuff, oversees Elementary and Secondary School Counseling, Native American Education, Prevention Programs, Diversity Programs, Homebound Instruction, and Dropout Prevention.
Mesa Counts on College
Mrs. Kathy Bareiss serves as the district's organizational lead to Mesa Counts on College, a grant initiative to increase post-secondary completion in Mesa. This effort is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Partners include Mesa Public Schools, Mesa Community College, and the City of Mesa. Contact Mrs. Bareiss at (480) 472-0298 or Email Mrs. Bareiss.
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.