Dear CGUHSD Parents, Community, and Staff:
As we prepare to wrap up this very challenging school year, it is time for me to say goodbye to the Casa Grande Union High School District and the Greater Casa Grande Community. While this past year has been tough on all of us, it has also caused all of us to put our priorities in perspective. With my core value of family first, I have accepted a position in another high school district and will be leaving the district on June 30th to move back to the valley to be close to my own children once again. I have absolutely enjoyed my three years as the superintendent of the Casa Grande Union High School District, and I will cherish the friendships that I have made in my time here. This is an amazing school district to be a part of and the City of Casa Grande is an amazing place to live and to work. I will be forever grateful to the Casa Grande Union High School District Governing Board Members who hired me three years ago and gave me the opportunity to make a difference in this community. I am also grateful to those individuals who have served on our board in my three years here and have been committed to making this the district of choice for students and families in our area. I would also like to thank the Mayor, City Council, and the leadership of this great city for their support. Everything we have wanted to do to improve our school district for our students has been met with full support of the city, which has made it easy to move forward. I would like to thank the teachers in our district for their dedication to our students and for always putting students’ best interests first; even in a year that has made it incredibly difficult on all of us. When the going got tough, they rolled up their sleeves and pushed right back on behalf of students. I would like to thank our amazing support staff who work in this district. They are truly the heart and soul of our district and their commitment to excellence for all whom we serve is like none other. They are a very talented group of individuals and I have appreciated their service to our district.
I would also like to thank Dr. Gonzales, the leadership, and staff of the Casa Grande Elementary School District. The partnerships we have forged the past three years by creating avenues to talk and to learn from each other have been beneficial to both districts. Collaboratively, we created a joint calendar committee that has now allowed us to have a unified school calendar that benefits the students and families in both districts. Finally, I would like to thank the amazing leadership team that I have had the privilege of leading the past three years. They are some of the most talented and creative individuals I have ever had the opportunity to work with. They truly put students first in everything they do and collectively they have made a difference in the lives of students across our city through their dedication and commitment to inspire excellence in everything they do.
I hope the end of the school year goes smoothly for everyone. I also hope that our students, their families and our faculty and staff all have a restful summer and get the opportunity to get back to some of those things they enjoyed prior to this pandemic this summer. It has been a great three years and I will miss you all as I go.