Welcome from Our Superintendent

  • Dr. John Kriekard

    Dr. John Kriekard


    Position: Superintendent
    Phone: (480) 484-6120
    Email: jkriekard@susd.org
    Administrative Assistant: Sondra Como

    Scottsdale Unified School District welcomes back Dr. John Kriekard to the SUSD family, first in the role of Acting Superintendent and now Superintendent. Dr. Kriekard has 40 years of combined experience as both an educator and administrator. He has spent more than half of his career (23 years) serving Scottsdale in roles ranging from Assistant Principal to Assistant Superintendent, but most notably, as a Principal in three of our five learning communities.

    He went on to successfully lead the Paradise Valley Unified School District as Superintendent and now returns to Scottsdale with a student-focused vision and a collaborative spirit.

    Dr. Kriekard is the recipient of the All Arizona Superintendent of the Year Award, as well as the Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award. He earned his doctorate from Arizona State University and his master’s from Western Michigan University.