Dr. Betsy Hargrove is the Superintendent of the Avondale Elementary School District. Dr. Hargrove had been the Assistant Superintendent since March 2009. She provides on-going leadership in creating a positive climate of high expectations for all involved with the educational program of the district. She also works to engage in the continuous improvement of the Avondale educational community by implementing and monitoring the achievement of district goals.

Dr. Betsy Hargrove served as a Principal for 12 years with the Alhambra School District in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Hargrove holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Maine, master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Fordham University, and a a doctorate in educational administration and supervision from Arizona State University. Dr. Hargrove has participated in a variety of programs focused on enhancing the effectiveness of school leadership including multi-school district programs, including Learner-Centered Leadership and Beat the Odds. Dr. Hargrove has presented at the American Educational Research Association, Character Education Forum, and the 2008 National Staff Development Council Mega Conference.

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