Dr. LeeAnn Aguilar-Lawlor
Dr. LeeAnn Aguilar-Lawlor was appointed Superintendent on March 6th, 2019. She is the first female Superintendent of the Cartwright School District. Dr. Aguilar-Lawlor joined the Cartwright team in February 2012. She has 33 years in education including serving in three districts as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and as an Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at Cartwright. She served in the United States Air Force Reserves as a Staff Sergeant and was activated during Operation Desert Storm to serve overseas as a medical specialist. She earned her Bachelors in Education at the University of Arizona, Masters in Educational Leadership at the University of Phoenix and her Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. She is married and a proud mother of two amazing children, Gabriela and Maximo. Dr. Aguilar-Lawlor is honored to serve the Cartwright District and the Maryvale community. She is proud of the scholars, families and staff across the district and believes they are among the best in the state and nation. She continues to believe in collaboration, listening and ensuring all stakeholders know they matter. She also believes all scholars are capable of high academic success and our responsibility is to prepare all of them to be globally ready."One Team, Una Familia!"
Executive Director of School Leadership
Patricia Lopez has more than 34 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She has taught special education, regular education, and ELL. She was an assistant principal of a K-6 school, principal of an elementary and middle school, the Director of Teaching and Learning, and currently is the Executive Director for School Leadership. Patricia has done extensive work in professional development with teachers and school administrators in the areas of curriculum and instruction and Visible Learning. She has also worked as a facilitator with governing board members and served for 10 years as a Governing Board Member in her home district. Patricia is a former foster parent, surrogate parent for students in foster care who needed special education services, and is currently the founder of the Krystal Lopez Memorial Scholarship Fund, which serves to provide scholarships to teens fighting cancer.
Christine Santos has been in the Cartwright School District, since February 2006. She is currently one of two Executive Assistants to the Superintendent and Governing Board. Christine is passionate about serving the community of the Cartwright School District and loves working in education to assist students and their families.
Linda Parker is the Executive Coordinator for Superintendent Dr. LeeAnn Aguilar-Lawlor. She has been with the district since 1987 and has served the district and the community in several positions over the years.