• Phoenix Union Superintendent Search

    The Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board began a comprehensive superintendent search process in November. The selected search firm, HYA, is actively conducting listening sessions and community forums. The purpose is to gather input regarding the District as well as the characteristics that staff, students, families, and the community consider important as the Board selects the permanent PXU Superintendent. 

    Community Forum Livestream 

    The Community Forum Livestream will begin 15 minutes prior to the Forum. 


    The Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board is pleased to share the following finalists for the next permanent PXU Superintendent:

    • Dr. Josephine "Josie" Hernandez-Gutierrez
    • Ms. Thea Andrade
    • Dr. Kinasha Brown

About the Finalists

  • Dr. Josephine "Josie" Hernandez-Gutierrez

  • Ms. Thea Andrade

  • Dr. Kinasha Brown

Community Forum Information

  • On March 4, 2024, at 6:00 pm, a community forum will take place at the Academies at South Mountain. Please view the "Community Forum Information" below for all details. To participate in the forums virtually, click the link below. There will also be a live stream available on this page before the forum begins.

    Click here to register to participate virtually in the community forum (Questions can be submitted immediately prior to the start of the forum)

    The Governing Board is scheduled to review finalist qualifications and staff and community input in an executive session following their exit interviews with each candidate on Tuesday afternoon, March 5th. The Governing Board will potentially select the next Superintendent following this executive session discussion. If more time is needed to review qualifications and consider input, the Board will schedule this action for their March 7th regular Board meeting. We will update the district website as the Governing Board finalizes its decision-making timeline during this selection phase of the process. 

  • Community Forum

  • Additional Information


  • About the Search Firm

  • About

Search Process Information

  • Initial Press Release

  • Engagement:

  • Recruitment:

  • Selection Process:

  • Selection Decision:

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