• The Scottsdale Unified School District, like the city of Scottsdale, was founded in 1896 by Major Winfield Scott. It opened its first dedicated school, the Little Red Schoolhouse, in 1909, with all 14 students studying in two classrooms. The first superintendent, L.O. DuRoss, took office in 1922 and served for seven years. Below is the list of dedicated leaders who have served as superintendent of the Scottsdale district since 1922.

    Superintendent

    Dates

    L.O. DuRoss

    Garland White

    Warren Max

    Walter Wedge

    W.W. “Skipper” Dick

    John L. Ashe

    Charles Hult

    John Tanner

    E.G. Burnkrant

    Gabriel H. Reuben

    William Randall

    Raymond Weinhold

    Philip Gates

    Dr. Duane K. Sheldon

    Linda Powell

    Betty Pepper

    Donald Enz (interim)

    Barbara F. Erwin

    Dr. John M. Baracy

    Katy Cavanagh (interim)

    Dr. David J. Peterson (interim)

    Dr. Gary T. Catalani

    Dr. David J. Peterson

    Dr. A. Denise Birdwell

    Dr. Amy Fuller (Acting)

    Dr. John Kriekard

    Dr. Scott A. Menzel

    1922-1929

    1929-1939

    1939-1943

    1943-1944

    1944-1953

    1953-1962

    1962-1966

    1966-1968

    1968-1971

    1971-1973

    1973-1980

    1980-1982

    1982-1986

    1986-1996

    1996-1997

    1997-1999

    1999-2000

    2000-2004

    2004-2008

    2008-2009

    2008-2009

    2009-2011

    2011-2016

    2016-2018

    2018-2018

    2018 - 2020

    2020 - Present