Staff Updates

Gilbert Public Schools - Connecting, Creating, and Caring

April 29, 2020

Dear GPS Family,

As April comes to a close it is important to acknowledge the incredible work that has been achieved over the last five weeks! Earlier this year none of us could have expected the many ways we have been asked to adjust and be flexible in order to continue to successfully educate and support our students and families. Please take a moment to reflect on what you have done and how that has contributed to the overall success of our district. I am incredibly grateful for you and all you continue to do to support our students.

As we move into May, this Friday, May 1st is Principal’s Day! These last few months our Principals have been asked to step into new territory, tasked with ensuring our students, staff, and families continue to experience the best from Gilbert Public Schools. I am extremely impressed with how they have all stepped up and shown us what exceptional leaders they truly are. Join me in celebrating our Principals this Friday!

As always, thank you for all you do, and please take care of yourself, your family, and each other.


Shane McCord, Ed. D.


Connect, Create, Care

Administration Updates for 2020/21 School Year


Boulder Creek Elementary - Mr. Jim Leeper

Gilbert High - Mr. Brian Winter

Meridian Elementary - Mr. Christopher Stroud

South Valley Junior High - Mr. Tyler Dumas

Other Administrators

Coordinator of K-12 Special Areas - Dr. Karen Coleman

Coordinator of RISE Alternative Junior High Program - Mr. Brandon Helton

Curriculum Director - Dr. Renea Kennedy

Gifted Coordinator - Dr. Rowe Van Meter

Instructional Leadership Coach - Mr. Tim Cannon

Governing Board Brief - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Don't Forget: Benefits Enrollment Closes This Friday May 1st