The District Operations Department is responsible for all of the maintenance, custodial, and grounds functions in the district.
Professional organizations, as well as the School Facilities Board, have recognized the Tempe Union High School District for being the best-maintained high school district in the state. Our District Operations Department has also been recognized as being one of the most cost-effective departments, operating at only $1.79 per sq. ft. This Department is also responsible for all Capital and Bond projects throughout the District.
The District Operations Department’s goal is to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable learning environment; and to protect the community’s investment in education.
Plant Foreman by Site:Barb Maloney
Plant Foreman Tempe High 727-709-4841
Plant Foreman McClintock 480-752-8637
Plant Foreman Marcos de Niza 480-730-7634
Plant Foreman Corona del Sol 480-730-7634
Plant Foreman Mountain Pointe 480-388-8980
Plant Foreman Desert Vista 480-706-7965
District Operations Contacts
Assistant Superintendent for District Operations, Safety & Student Support
480-839-0292 x11018Executive Assistant480-839-0292 x11014Mike Thoreby
Director of Maintenance and Plant Operations480-839-0292 x16022Thad StraitSecurity Systems Technician480-839-0292 x16024Tony PayanMaintenance Supervisor480-839-0292 x16021Kim StahlAdministrative Assistant480-839-0292 x16010Tom OwensPlant Foreman480-839-0292 x16033