Non-Partisan Decision Making
The best decisions for all students
Deer Valley Unified School District is comprised of over 32,000 students and nearly 4,000 employees, in an area of about 365 square miles. It is one of the largest school districts in the state of Arizona. And with a district that size comes diversity. We have students of all colors, religions, and socioeconomic statuses. Each student will have unique needs, values, and upbringings. It is a board member’s elected duty to represent each and every student, making decisions that are sometimes outside of their own personal beliefs and values because it is what is best for the community. Political opinions, personal agendas, and individual values should not be the driving force in the decision-making process for the education of such a diverse community. Each and every child deserves the same respect and consideration. We need to make decisions that benefit the whole of the community, not just a voter base.
Facts, research, listening
When it comes to the decision-making process, Craig’s approach is simple; listen to the community, research the issues, and trust the facts. He understands that every decision made will have a direct impact on students, parents, and the community. Craig knows how to listen to parents and understand their concerns. He knows how to research problems and utilize critical thinking skills to develop solutions. He is committed to ensuring that every decision he makes will have the best interest of each student and the entire community at heart.