Tempe Union High School District’s governing board voted has voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Stacia Wilson as the district’s new superintendent, succeeding Dr. Kevin Mendivil, who resigned three months ago.
Wilson has been serving as acting superintendent since Mendivil quit following a discussion of ways to improve students’ academic performance, based on test scores.
Said Governing Board President Armando Montero in a statement regarding the change:
“Dr. Wilson stepped into the role of Acting Superintendent in August and has been an exemplary leader. The Governing Board has full confidence in Dr. Wilson and
we believe that her leadership style and skill set are the best fit for the District, our students and families, and the community.”
Wilson has spent 25 years in the district, beginning as an English teacher at Desert Vista High School.
She went on to serve in administrative roles throughout the district, including
principal of Tempe High and associate superintendent, in which she has been serving most recently.
Pending contract negotiations, Dr. Wilson will assume her duties as superintendent beginning July 1, 2024, remaining in an acting capacity through the 2023-24 school year.