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Peoria Unified Board Makes Administrative Appointments

PEORIA, ARIZ. – At the May 11 Governing Board Meeting, Peoria Unified Governing Board members approved administrative appointments: Director of the MET Professional Academy, Executive Director of Secondary Education and a Grant Writer.


Mrs. Ilse Kramer was approved as the Director of the MET Professional Academy. She currently serves on the faculty at Grand Canyon University where she is also the Program Manager for the Biology Secondary Education program. Kramer has an extensive background as a professional educator and is scheduled to complete her doctoral degree in Health Education in December 2017.


Mr. John Croteau was approved as the Executive Director of Secondary Education and will replace Mr. Steve Savoy as Savoy transitions into his new role as Chief Instructional Officer. Croteau currently serves as the principal at Liberty High School. Croteau has extensive secondary education leadership experience at both the school and district level. Prior to his leadership at Liberty High School, which began in 2011, Croteau served as the Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, District Safety Administrator, Principal and Assistant Principal in the Glendale Union High School District. Croteau will oversee all Peoria Unified high schools as well Career & Technical Education, the MET Professional Academy and athletics and clubs.


Ms. Sheryl Zeis was approved as the Grant Writer for the Peoria Unified School District. She currently serves as the proposal writer for Innovative Emergency Management in Baton Rouge, LA. Zeis is experienced in all phases of grant proposal development from the early stages of capture through production and delivery. Zeis has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education.


Peoria Unified, located in the Northwest Valley, serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 93 percent high school graduation rate. It 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. The Vision of the Peoria Unified School District is “Every student, every day, prepared to shape tomorrow.”