• Meet the Strategic Planning Design Team

Strategic Planning Design Team Phase 3

  • Dr. Scott A. Menzel, Superintendent, SUSD (Scottsdale Unified School District) 
    Dr. Jed Bowman, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, SUSD
    Shannon Crosier, Chief Financial Officer, SUSD
    Dr. Kim Guerin, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, SUSD
    Dr. Ibi Haghighat, Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education, SUSD
    Kristine Harrington, Director, Communications and Marketing, SUSD 
    Dr. Kimberly Dodds Keran, Director, Teaching and Learning, SUSD
    Dr. Milissa Sackos, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education, SUSD
    Lindsay Stollar Slover, Teaching and Learning Administrator/Grants Coordinator, SUSD
    Dr. Michelle Watt, Chief Systems Officer, SUSD


    Arcadia Learning Community
    Keri Blaker – Administrative Support Coordinator, Arcadia High School; President, SSPA (Scottsdale Support Professionals Association)
    Lauren Miles - Teacher, Tavan Elementary School 


    Chaparral Learning Community
    Veronica Leiper – Principal, Sequoya Elementary School; Co-President, SAA


    Coronado Learning Community
    Ian Hammond Stephan - ELD Teacher, Coronado High School; Former parent of SUSD students; Former SUSD student


    Desert Mountain Learning Community
    Grace Stombres - Principal, Cheyenne K-8; Co-President, SAA


    Saguaro Learning Community
    Becky Williams – Teacher, Mohave Middle School; President, SEA 

Strategic Planning Design Team Phase 2

  • Dr. Scott A. Menzel, Superintendent, SUSD (Scottsdale Unified School District) 
    Dr. Jed Bowman, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, SUSD
    Shannon Crosier, Acting Chief Financial Officer, SUSD
    Dr. Kim Guerin, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, SUSD
    Dr. Ibi Haghighat, Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education, SUSD
    Dr. Milissa Sackos, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education, SUSD
    Dr. Kimberly Dodds Keran, Director, Teaching and Learning, SUSD
    Dr. Aimee Sulit, District Gifted Coach, Teaching and Learning, SUSD
    Diane Murphy, PreK-5 ELA Curriculum Coach, TOA, SUSD


    Arcadia Learning Community
    Julie Ballard - Principal, Tavan Elementary School
    Keri Blaker – Administrative Support Coordinator, Arcadia High School; President, SSPA (Scottsdale Support Professionals Association)
    Sara Johnson - Assistant Principal, Arcadia High School
    Brett Rogers - Parent, Echo Canyon School
    Marin Velarde - Early Childhood Teacher, Echo Canyon School


    Chaparral Learning Community
    Nick Noonan - Principal, Cocopah Middle School; President, SAA (Scottsdale Administrators Association)
    Leslie Steinberg - Parent, Kindergarten Aide, Cochise Elementary School
    Anthony Vogel - CTE (Career and Technical Education) Teacher, Chaparral High School


    Coronado Learning Community
    Dr. David Priniski - Principal, Tonalea School
    Blanca Ruiz-Moreno - Parent, Coronado High School
    Melinda Splitek - Assistant Principal, Coronado High School
    Ian Hammond Stephan - ELD Teacher, Coronado High School; Former parent of SUSD students; Former SUSD student
    William “Bill” Williams - Math Instructional Coach, Tonalea School


    Desert Mountain Learning Community
    Lindsay Alvey - Parent, Cheyenne Traditional School
    Dr. Lisa Hirsh - Principal, Desert Mountain High School
    Patricia "Trish" Olson - Parent of 3 SUSD students, DMHS/MMS; SUSD alum
    Sara Solem - Parent, Cheyenne Traditional School
    Jen Waldron - Principal, Anasazi Elementary School


    Saguaro Learning Community
    Jennifer Flory – Parent, Pueblo Elementary School
    Matt Patzlaff - Principal, Navajo Elementary School
    Nikki Territo - Parent, Pueblo Elementary School, Saguaro High School
    Bert te Velde - Teacher, Mohave Middle School; Site Representative, SEA (Scottsdale Education Association)
    Becky Williams – Teacher, Mohave Middle School; President, SEA 


    Scottsdale Online
    Karyn Rabe - Gifted Specialist/Elementary, SUSD


    At-Large
    Dr. Cindy Bochna - Director, Assessment and Accountability, SUSD
    Eric Kurland - Former SUSD Teacher; SEA Leader; Parent
    Rose Smith - Former SUSD Executive Administrative Assistant

Strategic Planning Design Team Phase 1

  • Dr. Scott A. Menzel, Superintendent, SUSD (Scottsdale Unified School District) 
    Jann-Michael Greenburg, Governing Board President, SUSD
    Julie Cieniawski, Governing Board Vice President, SUSD
    Dr. Jed Bowman, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, SUSD
    Shannon Crosier, Acting Chief Financial Officer, SUSD
    Dr. Kim Guerin, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, SUSD
    Dr. Ibi Haghighat, Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education, SUSD
    Dr. Milissa Sackos, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education, SUSD


    Arcadia Learning Community
    Julie Ballard - Principal, Tavan Elementary School
    Keri Blaker – Administrative Support Coordinator, Arcadia High School; President, SSPA (Scottsdale Support Professionals Association)
    Sara Johnson - Assistant Principal, Arcadia High School
    Tricia Longnecker – Parent, PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) Advisor, Arcadia High School
    Brent Pressenti - Parent, Hopi Elementary School, Echo Canyon School
    Brett Rogers - Parent, Echo Canyon School
    Marin Velarde - Early Childhood Teacher, Echo Canyon School


    Chaparral Learning Community
    Tim Eyerman - Principal, Copper Ridge School
    Jennifer McDowell - Parent, Chaparral High School
    Nick Noonan - Principal, Cocopah Middle School; President, SAA (Scottsdale Administrators Association)
    Leslie Steinberg - Parent, Kindergarten Aide, Cochise Elementary School
    Anthony Vogel - CTE (Career and Technical Education) Teacher, Chaparral High School


    Coronado Learning Community
    Jim Coston - Parent, Coronado High School, Echo Canyon School; Pastor
    Dr. David Priniski - Principal, Tonalea School
    Blanca Ruiz-Moreno - Parent, Coronado High School
    Melinda Splitek - Assistant Principal, Coronado High School
    William “Bill” Williams - Math Instructional Coach, Tonalea School


    Desert Mountain Learning Community
    Lindsay Alvey - Parent, Cheyenne Traditional School
    Dr. Lisa Hirsh - Principal, Desert Mountain High School
    Marissa Mack - Student, Desert Mountain High School
    Sara Solem - Parent, Cheyenne Traditional School
    Kim Stafford - Parent, Mountainside Middle School
    Jen Waldron - Principal, Anasazi Elementary School


    Saguaro Learning Community
    Jennifer Flory – Parent, Pueblo Elementary School
    Matt Patzlaff - Principal, Navajo Elementary School
    Katie Pena - Assistant Principal, Saguaro High School
    Nikki Territo - Parent, Pueblo Elementary School, Saguaro High School
    Bert te Velde - Teacher, Mohave Middle School; Site Representative, SEA (Scottsdale Education Association)
    Becky Williams – Teacher, Mohave Middle School; President, SEA 


    Scottsdale Online
    Karyn Rabe - Gifted Specialist/Elementary, SUSD


    At-Large
    Dr. Cindy Bochna - Director, Assessment and Accountability, SUSD
    JoAnn Cano - Senior Executive Administrative Assistant, SUSD; Community Member
    Eric Kurland - Former SUSD Teacher; SEA Leader; Parent
    Rose Smith - Former SUSD Executive Administrative Assistant