District-wide leadership comes from the superintendent and the 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.

Dr. Jesse Welsh

Superintendent of the Paradise Valley Unified School District

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Dr. Troy Bales

Assistant Superintendent Human Resources

(602) 449-2189

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Dr. Dan Courson

Assistant Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction

(602) 449-2100

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Ms. Laura Felten

Assistant Superintendent Business Operations

(602) 449-2030

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Dr. Steven Jeras

Assistant Superintendent Leadership - Elementary

(602) 449-2095

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Mr. Andre Long

Assistant Superintendent Leadership - Secondary

(602) 449-2097

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