SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The Scottsdale Unified School District has named a new superintendent nearly two years after the district’s governing board voted to fire their former leader.
Doctor Scott Menzel officially got the job during a special board meeting Saturday night.
Menzel is currently superintendent of a district in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
His appointment ends a long and tumultuous search process that started in early 2018 when the district paid former superintendent Denise Birdwell $150,000 to end her contract a year early.
Birdwell was accused of violating conflict of interest rules and mis-spending district money.
Doctor John Kriekard stepped in back in May of 2018 to help fill the gap. His contract expires June 30.