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Dr. Howard Carlson

Dr. Howard Carlson
Superintendent
(928) 668-5350 Office
(928) 668-5390 Fax

Erin Johnson
Erin Johnson
Executive Director of Business Services
(928) 668-5353 Office
(928) 668-5390 Fax

Dr. Howard Carlson started his career in the state of Washington where taught agriculture science, math and earth science courses at the middle school and high school levels. In 1990 Dr. Carlson was recognized as a state and national level teacher of the year. He earned his B.S. degree from Washington State University in 1985, master’s degree from Heritage University in 1990 and completed his doctorate at Washington State University in 1997.

As an administrator, Dr. Carlson has served at the building and central office levels; first becoming a superintendent in 1997. He has served as an assistant superintendent and superintendent in the states of Washington, Minnesota, and now Arizona.

Mrs. Johnson is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Mrs. Johnson, along with her husband and two children, moved to Wickenburg from Michigan in January of 2014, where she spent the last 10 years in the title and commercial banking industry.

   
Debbie Hodgkiss

Debbie Hodgkiss,
Executive Director of Educational Services
(928) 684-6653 Office
(928) 668-5390 Fax

Mike Riggin
Mike Riggin
Director of Transportation

(928) 231-7446
Debbie Hodgkiss started her career in education in the state of Michigan. She earned her Elementary Education degree from Cornerstone University in 1995 and completed her Master’s Degree in 2010 from Western Michigan University. Mrs. Hodgkiss has nine years experience as an elementary classroom teacher and has served as the director of CAILL initiates for WUSD since 2012.  
   
   
Bill Moran

Bill Moran
Director of Maintenance and Operations
(928) 668-5347 Office

AnneMarie Davee

AnneMarie Davee
Director of Special Services
(928)  684-6713

Mr. Moran became the director of the maintenance/operations department in June 2012. He graduated from Wickenburg High School, received his teaching degree from Northern Arizona University, and returned to Wickenburg in 1981, to teach and coach athletics. Mr. Moran served Wickenburg Unified Schools as the director of special services beginning in 2001, and prior to that, he was a special education teacher at Wickenburg High School.

Mrs. Davee received her B.A. in Psychology at Texas Tech University and completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Making and from University of Texas at Arlington. She has been a special education teacher and a math teacher. Ms. Davee is married with two children; both are graduates of Wickenburg High School. In their spare time, the family attends lots of Diamondbacks games, ride bikes, and visits family in Texas and California.

   

Valarie Shumway

Valarie Shumway
Communications/Grants Specialist
(928) 668-5317 Office
(928) 668-5390 FAX

 

 
Valarie Shumway has worked and served in the Wickenburg community for over 30 years. As an avid volunteer, she has served the community on the WUSD board of education (serving as president for three years) and the Del E. Webb for the Performing Arts Board, where she served two years as secretary. She is co-founder of Champions of Wickenburg Youth, a nonprofit organization that supports youth extracurricular activities in Wickenburg area.  Its major fundraiser is an annual 5K, 10K, ½ marathon, Wild West Run.  

Valarie was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She and her husband, Kevin, moved their family to Wickenburg in 1985. Devoted to raising a healthy family of six children, she spent her spare time volunteering for the schools, church, and community in many capacities, while helping her husband manage their general contracting business, Shumway Contracting, LC.