At the May 9 governing board meeting, Peoria Unified Governing board members filled two vacant administrative positions at the district: deputy superintendent and chief operations, safety and risk management officer for the 2019-20 school year.
Dr. Jason Reynolds was appointed as the deputy superintendent. He will replace Steve Savoy, who is retiring. (See story on page 8.) Shawn Duguid will take John Croteau’s position as chief operations, safety and risk management officer. Croteau has accepted an opportunity at another district.
Reynolds has served as assistant superintendent of leadership and secondary instruction within the Paradise Valley Unified School District since 2015, though he started his career much further back.
Reynolds began his professional tenure with PVUSD in 1997, where he has also held positions of director of curriculum and instruction, principal, assistant principal and teacher.
He is the Arizona School Administrators Association’s president elect and serves as a board member of the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
He has degrees from Central College and Northern Arizona University.
Duguid currently serves as an executive director of elementary education and recently was principal of Oakwood Elementary School.
He has been serving as a certified educator within the district since 1998 and is a former Peoria Unified student.
Duguid has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from NAU.
PUSD is home to 42 public schools that are created to fit the needs of all students. It is the choice district for more than 37,000 students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona.
The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs. PUSD’s strategic plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: student success, safety and wellbeing, stewardship of community resources and community connection.
Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”