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Dr. Maria Menconi

Wrong Dr. Maria Menconi?

Governing Board Member

Phone: (520) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.org
Tucson Unified School District
1010 E. 10Th Street
Tucson, Arizona 85719
United States

Company Description: Tucson Unified School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to children 1 to 18 years old who live within the district....

Employment History


  • doctorate , educational management
    New Mexico State University
  • master's degree , reading
  • University of Florida
  • bachelor of arts degree , middle school education
119 Total References
Web References
Tucson Unified School District - Governing Board, 18 April 2014 [cached]
Consultant Contract, Deputy Superintendent Maria Menconi, Ed.D., effective July 1-15, 2013
Tucson Unified School District - Leadership Directory, 5 Mar 2013 [cached]
Dr. Maria Menconi Interim Deputy Superintendent 1010 E. Tenth St. 85719 225-6441 fax: 225-6419
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Dr. Maria Menconi
Maria Menconi, a director ..., 12 July 2010 [cached]
Maria Menconi, a director for the statewide AZLEADS3 initiative to develop superintendents and principals, said Tucson Unified is a classic example of problems arising from Arizona's relatively low pay for superintendents and high stress due to tight budgets.
"As a state we're looking around us and saying, 'But now you want me to impact children and you want me to take away smaller class sizes and take away all-day kindergarten and take away specialists for kids,'" said Menconi, who retired in 2006 as superintendent of the Kyrene School District in Tempe.
Menconi, the former Kyrene School District superintendent, said she has seen many colleagues leave for this reason and added that it's natural for up-and-comers to leave Arizona.
"They see salaries and working conditions that are substantially better," she said.
As a director and coach for the Novice Superintendent Network, which provides mentorship and professional development for new superintendents, Menconi, the former Kyrene superintendent, has seen several dozen through their first two years on the job.
"The learning curve is kind of straight up Mount St. Helens, with a volcano at the top," she said with a laugh.
As 2003 dawns [cached]
Jan. 30 - Menconi steps down: After nine years in the Fountain Hills Unified School District, Superintendent Maria Menconi tendered her resignation, effective in June, to take the top spot in the Kyrene School District in July.
After rounds of interviewing with the Kyrene community, school board and administration, the field was narrowed to three applicants.Menconi was the top choice for the position.Once the details of the contract were made clear, she accepted their offer.
"I think I just really want to give that kindergarten through eighth grade environment a shot," Menconi said.
Hermie and David Lutkemeier were the only candidates the board considered to fill the seat, which was vacated by former Superintendent Maria Menconi, who left to take a job in the Kyrene School District.
May 29 - Menconi leaves: May was bittersweet for Maria Menconi as she spent her last official days on the job as Superintendent of the Fountain Hills Unified School District.
The Governing Board hosted a reception in Menconi's honor at which Board President Ginny Chin commented on Menconi's nine years in the district.
"Maria has always been relentless in her focus on students," Chin said.
May 29 - McNeill bids farewell: The May 22 meeting of the Fountain Hills Unified School District's Governing Board was emotional since it was the last official meeting for both out-going Superintendent Maria Menconi and Board Member Pam McNeill.
Former Superintendent Dr. Maria Menconi was invited back to address the crowd and thank those who made the project possible.
"It's great to be back," Menconi said.
"Fountain Hills Middle School stands as a testimony to what a community can do," Menconi concluded.
Kyrene School District - Archived News/Information Center, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
District Superintendent Maria Menconi will share opening remarks at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office.
"I continue to be amazed of the outpour of support the community has for Kyrene programs," said Superintendent Maria Menconi.
Earlier this year Superintendent Dr. Maria Menconi announced her retirement effective June 30, 2006. The following is a recap of the events that have taken place thus far and the plan for community and staff participation in the recruitment of the next Kyrene Superintendent.
December - Superintendent Menconi announced her retirement
It begins at 6:00pm with a Speaker's Forum in the Multipurpose Room, including founding principal of Manitas Rosemary James and Kyrene Superintendent Maria Menconi. Dessert Anniversary cake will be served.
Retirement Celebration for Superintendent Dr. Maria Menconi
The Kyrene School District will be honoring their Superintendent with a retirement celebration. The reception will take place on May 9 at 5:00 p.m. at the Ben Furlong Education Center, located at 8700 S. Kyrene Road in Tempe. Staff, students, parents, and community members are invited to attend.
Dr. Menconi requested her retirement in December of 2005 and her retirement will be effective on June 30, 2006. She decided to retire as superintendent to support her husband in his career pursuits. Dr. Menconi has committed her lifetime to children and public education.
At the time of Dr. Menconi's retirement announcement, Governing Board member Rae Waters stated, "In my role with Arizona School Boards Association, I have had the opportunity to visit many districts.
This dedication to children has been guided under the leadership of Dr. Menconi."
At the regularly scheduled Governing Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the Kyrene Governing Board approved Dr. David Schauer as Kyrene's next Superintendent, replacing Dr. Maria Menconi who will retire June 30.
Dr. Menconi requested her retirement in December of 2005 and her retirement will be effective on June 30, 2006. Dr. Menconi has committed her lifetime to children and public education. Prior to beginning her term as Kyrene Superintendent in 2002, she spent 29 years in public education serving as Principal and Director of Special Education in Chandler Unified School District, Associate Superintendent and Superintendent in Fountain Hills Unified School District as well as teaching and administrative positions in New Mexico, Florida and Arkansas schools.
Dr. Menconi requested her retirement in December of 2005 and her retirement will be effective on June 30, 2006. Dr. Menconi has committed her lifetime to children and public education.
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