Superintendent

Dr. ChavezDr. Jacob A. Chávez, Superintendent of Cartwright School District #83, has held his post since January 2011. Dr. Chavez was honored with the AZALAS (Arizona Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents) Superintendent of the Year Award for the 2017-2018 school year. He also received the Educating Excellence Award for Leadership from the Maryvale Revitalization Corporation in 2014. He was recognized as an Outstanding Latino Leader by Cox Communication in 2017 and he received The Heart Hero Award from the American Heart Association. Dr. Chávez is the first Superintendent to currently serve on the Greater Phoenix Board for the American Heart Association. 

Philosophy: Value students by promoting and respecting diversity while keeping the District's commitment to academic excellence and a quality education for each and every student. We can reach this goal by being student-focused and having high expectations of our students, parents, and staff. We engage our parents and students by being visionaries in the field of education and being confident, capable instructional leaders. It is imperative that we realize that in order to reach these goals we must collaborate with our staff, community and business partners to promote an environment where our students have multiple resources in their learning experiences.

Dr. Chávez has led several successful educational initiatives in his tenure thus far: Increased student achievement through First Best Instruction/Walk-throughs, Professional Learning Communities, Kagan Strategies Implementation, cluster gifted and special education strategies, Zero Hour Program and the creation of Success for All Academy. Support services initiated are a school-based health care clinic, Partnership with Touchstone Behavioral Health for Counseling & Teen Pregnancy Prevention. A Food Services Bistro for employees and wellness program which educates staff regarding eating habits, physical activity and lifestyle choices.

Dr. Chávez implemented the mission of "ensuring high levels of academic achievement for all with a focus on learning tailored to the individual needs of all students.

The District goals are:
1. To increase student achievement
2. To provide exceptional customer service
3. To provide opportunities for innovation

Dr. Chavez takes selfie with students at Dbacks game
Dr. Chavez poses with Palm Lane students

Elza Macias
Elza Macias
Executive Assistant
elza.ramos@csd83.org
Elza Ramos is the proud mother of two young men. They make her proud every day. She is currently one of two Executive Assistants to the Superintendent & Governing Board. A post she serves proudly. Our District Goals are vital to our work: 1) To increase student achievement, 2) To provide exceptional customer service, 3) To provide opportunities for innovation. We live and breathe these goals every day.
Christine Santos
Christine Santos
Executive Assistant
christine.santos@csd83.org
Christine Santos, has been in the Cartwright School District, since February 2006. She is currently one of two Executive Assistants to the Superintendent and Governing Board. Christine is passionate about serving the community of the Cartwright School District and loves working in education to assist students and their families.
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