• Kyrene Leadership

    Superintendent and Cabinet Members

    The Superintendent and Cabinet are responsible for strategic, long-range planning to ensure ongoing, systemic improvements in instruction and operations. Through oversight of school and District leadership teams, the Superintendent’s Cabinet guides the implementation of strategic initiatives to help realize the District’s mission and vision. District leadership teams have oversight of areas such as curriculum, finance, personnel and infrastructure, all of which support the work of 26 elementary, middle and K-8 schools, serving 15,000 students.

  •  SUPERINTENDENT

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    Laura Toenjes, M.A.Ed.

    “As the Kyrene Superintendent, I truly believe in the power of education to change the life of every child and will ensure each child has equitable access to a high quality education.”

     

  • Chris Herrmann, MBA
    Chief Financial Officer
    Kyrene School District
     
    Chris Herrmann
     

    DIRECT REPORTS:

    Brian Lockery, Director | Business Services

    Josh Glider, Director | Community Education

    Eric Nethercutt, Director | Facilities & Maintenance

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    Susie Ostmeyer, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Accountability & Performance Management
     
    Susie Ostmeyer
     

    DIRECT REPORTS:

    Rebecca Bolnick, Ph.D., Director |

    Research & Evaluation 

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    Damian Nichols
    Executive Director
    Information Technology
    & Emergency Management
      
    Damian Nichols
     

    DIRECT REPORTS:

    Pete Flocken, Assistant Director |

    Information Technology

    David Staneart | Emergency Management

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  • Carrie Furedy, M.A.Ed.
    Executive Director
    School Effectiveness
     
    Carrie Furedy
     

    DIRECT REPORTS:

    Principals | Elementary/Middle/K-8 Schools

    Lisa Connor, Director | School Effectiveness

    Erin Schroeder | Federal Programs & Outreach

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    Sandra Laine, Ed.D.
    Executive Director
    Inclusive Student Services
     
    Sandra Laine
     

    DIRECT REPORTS:

    Tzipi Turner, Director | 

    Exceptional Student Services

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  • Lisa Gibson, M.A.Ed.
    Executive Director
    Talent Management
     
    Lisa Gibson
     

    DIRECT REPORTS:

    Mark Knight, Co-Director | Personnel

    Mary Jane Rincon, Co-Director | Personnel

    Deb Spurgin, Chief Benefits Officer

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    Christie McDougall, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Teaching & Learning
     
    Christie McDougall
     

    DIRECT REPORTS:

    Jo Shurman, Ph.D., Director |

    Professional Growth & Development 

    Principal | Kyrene Digital Academy

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    Erin Helm
    Executive Director
    Communications & Marketing
     
    Erin Helm
     

    DIRECT REPORTS:

    Carolyn Wood, Assistant Director |

    Communications & Strategic Partnerships

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Last Modified on June 23, 2022