District Operations

  • 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 480-736-4080

    Scott Hughes
    Plant Foreman McClintock 480-752-8637

    Agustin Laguna
    Plant Foreman Marcos de Niza 480-730-7634

    Frank Valdez
    Plant Foreman Corona del Sol 480-730-7634

    Guillermo Gurrola
    Plant Foreman Mountain Pointe 480-388-8980

    Joseph Hurtle
    Plant Foreman Desert Vista 480-706-7965

District Operations Contacts

  • Sean McDonald
    Assistant Superintendent for District Operations, Safety & Student Support
    (480) 839-0292 x11018
    Mike Thoreby
    Director of Maintenance and Plant Operations
    (480) 839-0292 x16022
    Tony Payan
    Maintenance Supervisor
    (480) 839-0292 x16021
    Kim Stahl
    Administrative Assistant
    (480) 839-0292 x16010
    Tom Owens
    Plant Foreman
    (480) 839-0292 x16033