Burdick Receives ASA All-Arizona Superintendent Award
Dr. Debbi Burdick, superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District, has been chosen as the Arizona School Administrator’s Association’s All-Arizona Superintendent Award winner for the Large Districts category. Dr. Burdick is an effective, visionary leader for the Cave Creek Unified School District and the five distinct municipalities that it serves.
Student outcomes are at the forefront of Dr. Burdick’s focus, and she emphasizes a 21st century learning approach to maximize student achievement. Through Dr. Burdick’s empowering leadership style, she has collaborated with staff, students, families and the community to achieve a world-class education for all students.
Cave Creek Unified School District offers a renowned world languages program, and is the first district in Arizona to teach Spanish, French and Chinese as a core curriculum to all students in grades K-12.
Dr. Burdick implemented the CCUSD technology plan with full implementation of Wi-Fi in all schools, a new infrastructure and broadband to support leading-edge technologies. Additionally, the district has been designated an “A” district from the Arizona Department of Education for the past three years.
Colleagues describe Burdick as being visible, open, honest, and maintaining an open-door policy that shows how devoted she is to every student, staff member, parent and community organization in the district. A life-long learner, Dr. Burdick models consummate professional behavior and the high expectations she wishes to see in everyone. Dr. Burdick is an outstanding leader in Arizona who continues to set the standard for excellence in education.