Laveen School District Superintendent, Dr. Bill Johnson, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2020.
Dr. Johnson has served the Laveen School District since 2005 when he was hired to fill the business manager role. He was named Superintendent in 2011.
Under his leadership, the district has seen many changes, including:
- The district has grown from four schools and 2,200 students to eight schools and 7,400 students
- Classrooms have moved from chalkboard and overhead projector technology to a computing device for every student
- Updated curriculum has been adopted in all core subject areas
- All schools have implemented successful signature programs
- Laveen schools have become “schools of choice” since the opening of attendance boundaries
- Laveen has been recognized on the state and national levels for numerous programs and achievements
In his announcement to the staff, Dr. Johnson noted “It has been a great privilege to work with so many wonderful people over the past 15 years. Together we have accomplished many positive things for our schools, the students, and the community. I feel very grateful to have been a part of the important work being accomplished by our schools and school district. I know that as much as we have accomplished, there remains a tremendous potential to continue to improve, progress, and to do much good.”
Laveen’s Governing Board is expected to approve Dr. Johnson’s retirement from the district at their December 12 regular meeting.