PVSchools District Administration
District-wide leadership comes from the superintendent and his cabinet on district-wide quality standards and initiatives, while school principals provide leadership directly on their campuses that is responsive to their individual communities. Collectively, it is their charge to create a safe, healthy, challenging and well-rounded learning environment.
PVSchools Superintendent, Dr. James P. Lee
James P. Lee, Ed. D. has been Superintendent of the Paradise Valley Unified School District, in Phoenix, Arizona since July of 2009. He served PVSchools as Assistant Superintendent for Support Services and Planning from 2005-2009 and as Director of Student Services from 2003-2005. Dr. Lee was employed by the Scottsdale Unified School District in Scottsdale, Arizona from 1984-2003 where he was a high school principal, middle school principal, middle school assistant principal and a teacher. He started his career as a teacher at Suring High School in Suring, Wisconsin from 1981-1984.
Dr. Lee is a passionate advocate for the potential found in each and every student. As the president of the National Minority Student Achievement Network from 2014-2017, he worked with district leaders across the country to strive for equity and access for all students. He also serves as the K-12 representative on the Arizona Minority Education Policy Advisory Board. His commitment to community and student voice earned him the distinction of National Speak Up Shout Out Superintendent of the Year in 2016.
Dr. Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (1981), a master’s degree in Education from Northern Michigan University (1985), and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University (2007).
COMPASS - PVSchools' Strategic Plan
The Superintendent's strategic plan, COMPASS is designed to improve instruction and learning to maximize student success, minimize student failure, and prepare students as successful citizens in a rapidly-evolving world. Discover more about COMPASS
Curriculum and Instruction
Leadership - Elementary
Leadership - Secondary