At a special meeting last night, March 6, the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board unanimously voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Ember Conley as the next superintendent of schools.
“We had three strong finalists, which made our decision incredibly difficult,” said Ben Smith, governing board president. “The board looks forward to working with Dr. Conley as we lead the district to future success.”
Conley is currently superintendent at Park City School District in Utah. Previously, she served as the deputy superintendent, director of assessment and an elementary school principal at Maricopa Unified School District in Arizona. She began her education career as a classroom teacher in Colorado. Conley received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, her elementary teaching certificate from Fort Lewis College, her Master of Arts in K-12 Administration and Policy from University of Colorado Denver, and her education doctorate in curriculum and leadership from Argosy University, Phoenix.
“It is an honor to be selected by the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board as the new superintendent,” Conley said. “I am excited and humbled beyond words to begin the responsibilities. Working together with the students, staff, parents and community, we will achieve the vision to provide unprecedented excellence in education.”
Pending contract negotiations, Conley will assume her duties as superintendent on July 1.