By Anne Greenberg, PVSchools Governing Board President

The PVSchools Governing Board had the opportunity to interview three extraordinary finalists for the position of PVSchools’ superintendent. Following robust discussion that included feedback from the community forum and stakeholder interviews, the PVSchools Governing Board unanimously selected Troy Bales, Ed.D., to serve as superintendent beginning July 1. His contract was approved at an April 8 Governing Board meeting.
Dr. Bales has served as assistant superintendent of human resources for PVSchools since 2016. From 1999 to 2016, Dr. Bales held positions within PVSchools as principal at the elementary and high school levels. Before joining PVSchools, he was the executive director of human resources at Glendale Elementary School District. 

He is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, the Arizona School Administrators Association, the Association of School Curriculum and Development, the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, the Arizona Association of School Personnel Administrators, and the Board of Directors of Teen Lifeline.

Dr. Bales earned an associate of arts degree in general studies from North Iowa Community College, a bachelor’s of science degree in elementary education from the University of Iowa, and a master’s of arts degree in education administration and a doctorate in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.

James P. Lee, Ed.D., is currently serving as acting superintendent. Dr. Bales and Dr. Lee will work together in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.