Superintendent of Paradise Valley Unified School District
The PVSchools Governing Board unanimously selected Troy Bales, Ed.D., to serve as Superintendent beginning July 1, 2021.
Previously, Dr. Bales 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 - Vice President of Teen Lifeline.
Dr. Bales earned an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from North Iowa Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Arts degree in Education Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
"I am proud to serve our remarkable students and our outstanding educators and will embrace the opportunities and challenges that the superintendency brings," Dr. Bales says. "My sincere commitment to integrity, conscientiousness, and continuous years of service to PVSchools provides a steadying influence; while my vision and passion for PVSchools promise to inspire renewed trust to continue to move our students, educators, and our community forward."
He adds, "My vision is simple: leading for excellence, every day, for every child, creating a better community tomorrow. By working as one team focused on student success, we will succeed."