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BESD Grows Together!

Dr. Chad Lanese's appointment as the next Superintendent of the Buckeye Elementary School District was officially confirmed during the December 4, 2023 Governing Board meeting. While his official term commences on January 1st in this new capacity, Dr. Lanese has diligently served as the district's acting superintendent since August 2023. In the five years prior, Dr. Lanese served BESD in several different roles, including as the Executive Director of Student Services and Assistant Superintendent

In the realm of educational philosophy, Dr. Lanese is unwaveringly dedicated to fostering open and transparent communication. This commitment is a key and necessary component of his overarching goal:  the students, staff and community of Buckeye. With a wealth of varied experience in public education spanning the past 25 years, Dr. Lanese has previously contributed to both the Glendale Elementary School District and the Paradise Valley Unified School District. His diverse roles have included teacher, assistant principal, elementary principal and high school principal, culminating with his arrival at BESD in 2019.

Educationally, Dr. Lanese holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona. Additionally, he earned a master's degree in educational leadership from Arizona State University and completed his doctoral degree at Northern Arizona University.

In assuming the role of Superintendent for the Buckeye Elementary School District, Dr. Lanese is honored and committed to promoting open communication, fostering teamwork and cultivating a positive environment as the district collectively strives for excellence.  He is eager to support such a wonderful district and community.  


Contact the BESD Superintendent's Office

Tmber DeLong - Executive Assistant for Dr. Chad Lanese & the BESD Governing Board