Superintendent Dr. Cecilia Maes


    PHOENIX, AZ - Following an extensive search process, the Alhambra Elementary School District (AESD) Governing Board selected Dr. Cecilia Maes as the district’s new leader, effective July 1, 2021. “The Alhambra familia is pleased to announce our new Superintendent Dr. Cecilia Maes. Under this new leadership, we will continue to guide Alhambra in Educating the Whole Child while moving our innovative journey into the next phase,” said Cathleen O’Neil Frantz, AESD Governing Board President.

    Dr. Maes currently serves the Cartwright Elementary School District as Deputy Superintendent for District Operations & Personnel Services. With over 20 years of experience in education, Dr. Maes is passionate about equality in the classroom and ensuring children receive individualized instruction to reach their full potential. Prior to being a deputy superintendent, she was a district level director, an elementary school principal and assistant principal. Before becoming an administrator, Dr. Maes was an instructional coach and teacher at the Glendale Elementary School District.

    “It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Alhambra Elementary School District students, staff and community as Superintendent. Together we will achieve our mission of empowering ALL students with the knowledge and skills needed for continued academic excellence in preparation for high school, college, career and beyond,” said Dr. Maes.

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