I am honored to introduce you to Litchfield Elementary School District, a special place that has been my second home for nearly two decades.
With more than 100 years of educational excellence under our belt, we are an award-winning District with schools in four cities (Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, and Litchfield Park). We are honored to educate more than 10,000 preschool through 8th grade students and employ nearly 1,300 caring professionals who are committed to helping children succeed at school and in life.
Litchfield Elementary School District is lauded for providing academic rigor in a caring environment. While our students consistently rank among Arizona’s most successful on standardized tests, we actively balance their academic achievement with exceptional social emotional learning. With a steadfast commitment to Conscious Discipline, an evidence-based social emotional learning program, we are committed to nurturing compassionate school families where adults and children self-regulate, connect to the people around them, and solve problems in healthy ways. Our dedicated staff members are empowered to use daily rituals and strategic activities that ultimately enhance school safety, bolster staff retention rates, and help children feel safe and loved so they can access their brilliance.
We welcome students, families, employees, and all stakeholders to our growing Litchfield family. Our doors are open to willing partners who want to join us in our mission to connect, educate, and empower our Litchfield family and community.
Your partner in education,
Jodi Gunning, M.Ed.
The Governing Board approved the Superintendent Goals for 2021/2022 on July 27, 2021.