Dear Parents, Community and CCUSD Staff,
After 47 years in education, I will be retiring at the end of this month. Our family moved to Cave Creek from the Midwest 26 years ago. We chose to build our home in the Cave Creek Unified District after researching districts and hearing from so many that CCUSD was a unique and special district. We were not disappointed and 26 years later, I would again choose CCUSD for my own children.
I have been so fortunate to hold the position of CCUSD Superintendent since 2008, coming to the district in 2004 as the Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning after being a principal in urban districts in Phoenix and in Illinois. I have had the privilege to have seen and experienced so many amazing accomplishments in our district over the past 17 years due to the incredibly talented and caring staff members in our schools and departments. I have been extremely proud and grateful to have worked among such dedicated colleagues.
It has been special to have the opportunity to live and work in the same community and I have been blessed with so many deep relationships and friendships. The professionalism and skill of our educators is unprecedented and it has been an honor to work with them. The generosity of our community organizations, such as the Kiwanis Club of Carefree and the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber, as well as our school PTOs are unprecedented. Our CCUSD parents give time and resources whenever needed. A humble thank you to the entire CCUSD community for working alongside me for the benefit of our students. I will miss working with the exemplary CCUSD staff, parents and students but I look forward to continuing to support our schools as a shareholder in our extraordinary CCUSD community.
Thank you, CCUSD. I hope you have a safe, healthy holiday season and you will warmly welcome, Dr. Cort Monroe, as he moves into the CCUSD Superintendency in January. I will see you in our community!
Debbi C. Burdick, Ed.D.