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Peoria Unified Governing Board Approves Chief Instructional Officer

GLENDALE, Ariz. –   The Peoria Unified Governing Board tonight approved Mr. Steve Savoy as the district’s new Chief Instructional Officer. Savoy will begin serving as the Chief Instructional Officer on July 1, 2017.


In this role, Savoy will oversee pre-k through 12th-grade programs, teaching and learning, professional development for principals as well as the day-to-day operation of Peoria Unified’s 42 schools.


Savoy has been employed by the Peoria Unified School District since 1982, starting as a teacher at Desert Palms Elementary School. He has served as a K-12 Academic Services Administrator for the past 12 years. Prior to his current role, Savoy served as Principal of Alta Loma and Desert Valley Elementary Schools. He holds a Superintendent’s certificate through the state of Ariz., is a recipient of the Arizona School Boards Association’s Golden Bell Award, has a Master’s of Educational Administration from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor’s of Science from Salem State University.


The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 93 percent high school graduation rate. Peoria Unified is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.