Name : Dr. LeeAnn Aguilar Lawlor
Designation : Assistant Superintendent
Phone : (623) 691-4028
Dr. LeeAnn Aguilar Lawlor joined the Cartwright team in February of 2012. She has twenty-six years in education including serving in three districts as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and currently as an Assistant Superintendent. She served in the United States Air Force Reserves as a Staff Sergeant and was activated during Operation Desert Storm to serve overseas as a medical specialist.
She earned her Bachelors in Education at the University of Arizona, Masters in Educational Leadership at the University of Phoenix and her Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. She is married and a proud mother of two amazing high school students, Gabriela and Maximo. One of her most gratifying experiences was serving as the first principal of Rio Vista School, in the Pendergast School District where she served in this capacity for ten years. In this position, she facilitated a professional learning community of teachers and parent organizations that helped them become a high-achieving school, including earning an “A” rating by the Arizona Department of Education in 2012. As the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, she leads seven departments; Language Services, Special Services, Response to Intervention and Accountability, Data Management and Assessment, Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM), Teaching and Learning, and Federal Programs and Grants Management.
LeeAnn believes collaborating and ensuring all stakeholders have continuous opportunities to provide input and share ideas is extremely important. She also believes all students are capable of high academic success and our responsibility is to prepare all of our students to be college and career ready.
LeeAnn Aguilar Lawlor, Ed.D.
Name : Linda Parker
Designation : Executive Coordinator
Phone : (623) 691-4028
Name : Dr. Amy J. Strefling
Designation : Director of Federal Programs/Grant Development
Phone : (623) 691-3941
Teaching and Learning
Name : Patricia Lopez
Designation : Director of Teaching and Learning
Phone : (623) 691-4034
Patricia Lopez began her career as a Special Education Teacher. She taught Special Education, grades K-7 and ELL and Mainstream students in grades 4-6 for 17 years before beginning her administrative career as an assistant principal at CW Harris Elementary School. Patricia was also the principal of Justine Spitalny Elementary School and Desert Sands Middle School before becoming the Director of Teaching and Learning. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from ASU and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from NAU. She has much experience in working with teams of teachers and administrators to improve teaching and learning for all students.
Name : Richard Hagen
Designation : Assistant Director for Educational Services-Induction & Retention, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health & Wellness
Phone : (623) 691-4036
Richard has been with the Cartwright District for 11 years. He served as an assistant principal and principal before joining the Educational Services Department in 2013.
Name : Dr. Shelby Jasmer
Designation : Director of Response to Intervention and Accountability
Phone : (623) 691-4033
Name : Dr. Alfredo Barrantes
Designation : Director of Assessment and Data Management
Phone : (623) 691-3987
Name : Sonia Bustamante
Designation : Director of Language Acquisition
Phone : (623)691-3916
Name : Maggie Brennan
Designation : Assistant Director of Language Acquisition
Phone : (623) 691-3925
Before Maggie Brennan came to Cartwright, she taught for ten years in elementary bilingual classrooms and the Gifted Program for Title 1 districts in the Phoenix area. Now in Cartwright, she has proudly served as Assistant Principal for John F. Long Elementary, and in her current position as Assistant Director of Language Acquisition.
Director of Special Services
Name : Dr. Cecilia Sanchez
Designation : Director of Special Services
Phone : (623) 691-4087
Assistant Director of Mathematics and Science
Name : Deborah Kuenzli
Designation : Assistant Director of Mathematics and Science
Phone : (623) 691-2068
Deborah Kuenzli began her career in education teaching kindergarten in 1992. She taught kindergarten, first, and second grade before becoming an administrator in 2003. Deborah has been employed in the Cartwright School District since July of 2005 when she became the Reading Interventionist at Heatherbrae Elementary School. In 2006, she became the assistant principal at Peralta Elementary School where she worked for seven years. In 2013, she became the principal at Starlight Park Elementary School. In July 2015, she joined the Educational Services department as the Assistant Director of Mathematics and Science.
Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education
Name: Rosa Linda Durón
Designation: Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education
- Assessment and Data Management
- Federal Programs and Grant Development
- Language Acquisition
- Response to Intervention and Accountability
- Special Services
- S.T.E.M. & PLC
- Teaching and Learning
Our mission as the Cartwright School District is to ensure high levels of academic achievement for all with a focus on learning tailored to the individual needs of all students.
- To Increase Student Achievement
- To Provide Exceptional Customer Service
- To Provide Opportunities for Innovation
Educational Services Vision
The Educational Services Department is dedicated to Target Support to All Schools to Optimize Learning in All Content Areas through the Implementation of a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, Staff Collaboration and Innovation - College and Career Readiness for All Students.
To Exceed Expectations.