At a recent meeting, the Cave Creek Unified School (CCUSD) District Governing Board approved the hiring of an Executive Director of Elementary Leadership and an Executive Director of Secondary Leadership.

Executive Director of Elementary Leadership: Dr. Patty Jensen
Dr. Patty Jensen, the current principal of Lone Mountain Elementary School, has been named Executive Director of Elementary Leadership. Dr. Jensen has served as an elementary school principal for the past eight years in Texas and Arizona. She has taught at the elementary and high school levels, served as a district bilingual/ESL coordinator, and as an assistant principal prior to her years as principal. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Foundations in 2011 from Illinois State University and continues to research and publish articles. Her most recent article discusses the importance of listening in leadership. Jensen lives in Cave Creek with her husband, who is the Director of Writing Programs at ASU, and their three daughters, all who all attend Lone Mountain.

Executive Director of Secondary Leadership: Nancy Scott
Nancy Scott, the current Director of CTE and Secondary Curriculum in the Queen Creek Unified School District, has been named Executive Director of Secondary Leadership. Scott has been in education for 20 years. During her time as an educator she has been an English and social studies teacher secondary teacher, Pre-K-8th grade assistant principal, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, high school principal, and most recently, a director of CTE and secondary curriculum. She has worked with site and district leaders to ensure that strategic goals are met to ensure student success. Scott has also been a member of many local, state and national level committees to promote educational policy. She shares that she has an amazing husband and two “fur babies.” “I am thrilled with the opportunity to join the leadership team at CCUSD and work collaboratively with staff members, parents, students and community members to provide a world-class education,” she says.

Both Dr. Jensen and Scott will begin their new positions on July 1.