Superintendent's Office

Superintendent

 Dr. Betsy Hargrove

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Dr. Betsy Hargrove

Dr. Betsy Hargrove has been the Superintendent of the Avondale Elementary School District since 2012 and was previously the Assistant Superintendent since March 2009. She provides on-going leadership in creating a positive climate of high expectations for all involved with the educational programs of the district. She also works to engage in the continuous improvement of the Avondale educational community by implementing and monitoring the achievement of district goals and mission for every student to grow as a thinker, problem solver and communicator to pursue a future without limits.


Dr. Hargrove holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Maine, master's degree in educational administration and supervision from Fordham University, and a doctorate in educational administration and supervision from Arizona State University. Dr. Hargrove has presented at the American Educational Research Association, Character Education Forum, National Staff Development Council Mega Conference, TAP National Conference. In addition, she was awarded the 2015 Administrators Impact Award by the Computer Science Teacher Association for her advocacy of their K-8 coding classes for all students during the school day. Dr. Hargrove participates in the national STEM EcoSystem Convening and this past year presented sessions on coding in the classroom at the 21st Century STEM Conference, National School Board Association 2016 and U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference 2016.

Assistant Superintendent

 Mrs. Kellie Duguid

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Mrs. Kellie Duguid

Mrs. Duguid has served for twenty-two years in multiple culturally diverse, urban communities as a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal, and director of curriculum and instruction. She obtained a Masters in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Mrs. Duguid joined the Avondale Elementary School District, first serving as the director of curriculum and innovation. She was named assistant superintendent for the district in 2019.

Mrs. Duguid holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and a Masters degree in Elementary Education with an advanced certification in Educational Leadership from Chapman University.  Most recently, Mrs. Duguid completed and additional leadership certification with the National Institute of School Leaders, where she is now a facilitator for the state of Arizona Beat the Odds/National Institute of School Leaders initiative.