Educational Services

District Mission

Our mission as the Cartwright School District is to ensure our students attain high levels of achievement by focusing on learning and individual needs so that all students are prepared to meet future challenges with confidence and expertise and develop into responsible productive citizens.

District Goals

  • To Increase Student Achievement
  • To Provide Exceptional Customer Service
  • To Provide Opportunities for Innovation

Educational Services Vision

The Educational Services Department is dedicated to Target Support to All Schools to Optimize Learning in All Content Areas through the Implementation of a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, Staff Collaboration and Innovation - College and Career Readiness for All Students.


To Exceed Expectations.


Dr. LeeAnn Aguilar Lawlor
Assistant Superintendent

Dr. LeeAnn Aguilar Lawlor joined the Cartwright team in February of 2012. She has twenty-six years in education including serving in three districts as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and currently as an Assistant Superintendent. She served in the United States Air Force Reserves as a Staff Sergeant and was activated during Operation Desert Storm to serve overseas as a medical specialist.

She earned her Bachelors in Education at the University of Arizona, Masters in Educational Leadership at the University of Phoenix and her Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. She is married and a proud mother of two amazing high school students, Gabriela and Maximo. One of her most gratifying experiences was serving as the first principal of Rio Vista School, in the Pendergast School District where she served in this capacity for ten years. In this position, she facilitated a professional learning community of teachers and parent organizations that helped them become a high-achieving school, including earning an "A" rating by the Arizona Department of Education in 2012. As the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, she leads seven departments; Language Services, Special Services, Response to Intervention and Accountability, Data Management and Assessment, Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) and Teaching and Learning.

LeeAnn believes collaborating and ensuring all stakeholders have continuous opportunities to provide input and share ideas is extremely important. She also believes all students are capable of high academic success and our responsibility is to prepare all of our students to be college and career ready.


Linda Parker
Executive Coordinator

Linda Parker is the Executive Coordinator for Assistant Superintendent Dr. LeeAnn Lawlor in the Educational Services Department. She has been with the District since 1987 and has served the District and the community in several positions over the years.

The Executive Coordinator position supports the assistant superintendent for Educational Services and the six divisions within our department including: Assessment and Data Management, Language Acquisition, Response to Intervention (RTI) & Accountability, Special Services, STEM & PLC (Professional Learning Communities), and Teaching & Learning.

The Educational Services department strives to Exceed Expectations.

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