Dr. ShoughI would first like to say how honored I am to be selected as your superintendent of schools. By way of a short introduction, I will share with you that I am a married Arizona native, with three children who have recently launched their careers after benefitting from a quality public education. I served as Assistant Superintendent in the Maricopa County Education Service Agency for the past seven years, and prior to that, I served as cabinet-level district leader in Peoria Unified, Pendergast, and Glendale Elementary school districts.

Now, I am delighted to return to a district and community and work alongside so many dedicated Liberty educators who share my commitment to children and their learning.  I look forward to meeting you and listening to your perspectives on how, together, we can build on the strengths of the district to make an even greater and lasting impact for children and their families. 

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to start this journey with you before the end of school so that I can more quickly become acquainted with you and see firsthand teaching and learning in schools. I anticipate working collaboratively with administrators and their teams over the summer. Please invite me to events in your community because I very much want to learn how our schools can best contribute to a thriving community.

In a time when the importance of quality education and support for educators is at the forefront in our state, I can assure you I will advocate for Liberty children and safeguard their best interests.  I also recognize the local concerns within the district community. I am excited to move forward together with support for our educators, stronger relationships with families, and stronger ties to our community. In this way, the impact of a Liberty Elementary education will be limitless opportunities for our children’s futures.

Lori Shough, Ed.D