TUHSD recommends Brian Guliford as new Tempe High Principal

Brian Guliford Tempe Union High School District Superintendent Kevin Mendivil announced today that Brian Guliford has been chosen as the next principal of Tempe High School. Guliford’s name will be brought forward for approval at the February 19 Governing Board Meeting.

Mr. Guliford currently serves as Principal of The Academies at South Mountain and he has a breadth of experience in administration, having held positions throughout the Phoenix Union High School District and Pendergast Elementary School District, among others.

A graduate of Peoria Unified School District schools, Mr. Guliford has lived and worked in the Phoenix area for the majority of his life, and he and his wife Kimberly have four children.

“Mr. Guliford is a fierce advocate for students and families, and believes that students should exit their learning experiences fully equipped for college, career, and life,” said Superintendent Mendivil. “He will be an excellent fit for the dedicated staff and diverse student body of Tempe High, and is prepared to take our flagship school to their next level of achievement.”

Guliford will officially begin his duties on July 1, 2020.


About Tempe Union High School District

Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) is an A-rated school district by the Arizona Department of Education and home to approximately 14,500 students across seven high schools. Five TUHSD schools have also earned the A+ Award of Excellence from the Arizona Educational Foundation and three schools – Desert Vista, Mountain Pointe and McClintock - have earned the award twice. It is our vision that all students will graduate with the knowledge, understanding and ability to apply skills necessary for success in college, career and life. For more information, visit www.tempeunion.org.