Changes and a look ahead:  Educating our gradeschoolers in 2024
Mar 05, 2024 7:00 AM
Dr. Chad Lanese, Supt. Buckeye ESD
Changes and a look ahead: Educating our gradeschoolers in 2024

Dr. Chad Lanese's appointment as the next superintendent of the Buckeye Elementary School District was officially confirmed during the December 4, 2023 governing board meeting. While his official term commences on January 1 in this new capacity, Dr. Lanese has diligently served as the district's acting superintendent since August 2023. In the five years prior, Dr. Lanese served BESD in several different roles, including as the executive director of student services and assistant superintendent.

In the realm of educational philosophy, Dr. Lanese is unwaveringly dedicated to fostering open and transparent communication. This commitment is a key and necessary component of his overarching focus:  the students, staff and community of Buckeye. With a wealth of varied experience in public education spanning 25 years, Dr. Lanese has contributed to both the Glendale Elementary School District and the Paradise Valley Unified School District. His roles have included teacher, assistant principal, elementary principal and high school principal, culminating with his arrival at BESD in 2019.

Dr. Lanese holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, earned a master's degree in educational leadership from Arizona State University and completed his doctoral degree at Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Lanese is honored to assume the role of superintendent for the Buckeye Elementary School District, and is committed to promoting open communication, fostering teamwork, and cultivating a positive environment as the district collectively strives for excellence.