Community Forum for Desiderata Principal Candidates

  • What:  

    The community will have the opportunity to hear from the principal candidate finalists for Desiderata. Each finalist will have an equal length of time to make a brief statement and answer a set of questions, some of which will come from the audience. At the conclusion of the forum, attendees will be encouraged to submit comments about the candidates, which will be reviewed by Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson and his team for final selection. The new principal will begin in July for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Due to COVID-19, this forum will be virtual.

    Please submit questions for the candidates here. We will also share a live stream of the principal forum on this web page.


    Thursday, April 1, 2021

    5:30–6:30 p.m. 


    Due to COVID-19, this forum will be virtual.  We will provide a link to the live-stream of this forum at 5:15 pm on April 1.


    Principal finalists Dr. Timothy Gooding and Ms. Kimberly Saad, along with staff, parents, students, and community members.  Dr. Gooding currently serves PXU as the Assistant Principal at Desiderata and Ms. Saad currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Eastmark High School in the Queen Creek Unified School District.


    PXU Communications & Marketing Director

    Richard Franco - 602.764.1530