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Governing Board Makes Administrative Appointments for the 2018-19 School Year

GLENDALE, ARIZ. – At the May 10 Governing Board Meeting, Peoria Unified Governing Board members approved new administrative appointments: Mrs. Marla Hobbs as Executive Director of Curriculum & Professional Development, Mr. John Croteau as Chief Operations, Safety and Risk Management Officer and Ms. Anita Gomez as Director of Federal Programs and Student Support. 


Mrs. Marla Hobbs was appointed as the Executive Director of Curriculum and Professional Development. Mrs. Hobbs currently serves as the principal at Marshall Ranch Elementary School where she has been in that role since 2012. Mrs. Hobbs completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Grand Canyon University. 


Mr. John Croteau was appointed to the position of Chief Operations, Safety and Risk Management Officer. Mr. Croteau currently serves as Executive Director of Secondary Education in Peoria Unified. Prior to his current position of Executive Director, he served as principal at Liberty High School. His previous role includes an Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, among many other roles, in the Glendale Union High School District. Mr. Croteau has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and is currently in pursuit of his Doctorate degree, to be completed by May 2019 from Acacia University.


Ms. Anita Gomez was appointed to the position of Director of Federal Programs and Student Support. She currently works as Test Coordinator and Research Analyst for the district. Her prior roles include serving as principal and assistant principal in the Fountain Hills Unified School District. Ms. Gomez has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from Arizona State University and numerous hours of study in Mathematics, Science and School Administration.  


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.”