I serve Career Success School District as the superintendent. I am deeply committed to our mission and excited to continue to improve student success in our schools. This is a great time to be part of Career Success and I fully embrace this opportunity to lead. As your superintendent, I will build on our success and learn from our challenges to ensure we take CSS to the next level. I am grateful for the strong foundation that CSS has built in the last 20+ years. It has set a culture of high expectations for student learning. I am fortunate to have been part of the comprehensive curriculum audits that were conducted in previous years as they have given us a head start on the priorities of the district. Conducting these curriculum reviews gave me the opportunity listen to the voices of our students, teachers, principals, administrators, and other stakeholders. The Career Success Schools’ organization is one of the first charters established in the state of Arizona; we must use this longevity as leverage to continue to provide our students with the best education available. I have a passion for education and for making a positive impact in the lives of our youth.
We will work collaboratively to make sure that we build upon our strengths, recognize our challenges, and identify the most powerful strategies to address those challenges. One of the focus areas will be how we can continue to support our teachers, administrators, and staff for the critical roles they play in each student’s life. Together, we can increase educational opportunities for all Career Success students to succeed in school and beyond.
Edith Garcia-Macklin, Ph.D.