Garcia, David

Democrat – Superintendent of Public Instruction

Phone: (602) 828-0657

Email: [email protected]


Facebook: David Garcia

Twitter: @dg4az

Address: 323 W Virginia, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Age: 44. (12/16/69, Mesa, AZ).

Arizona since: Birth

Occupation: Associate professor, education policy & evaluation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU, since 2004; faculty associate, College of Public Affairs, ASU, since 2012; senior research analyst, Arizona Center for Public Policy-ThinkAZ, 2002-04; peer evaluator, U.S. Dept of Education, 2003; associate superintendent of public instruction for standards and accountability, AZ Dept of Education, 2001-02; director of research and policy, AZ Dept of Education, 1998-2001.

Marital: Married

Children: 2

Education: Ph.D., educational research, institution & policy studies, University of Chicago, 2002; M.A., educational research, institution & policy studies, University of Chicago, 1997; B.A., intercultural & organization communication, ASU, 1993.

Interests: Quality time with family, hiking, golfing, gardening, avid reader, aspiring whittler.

ALL – Public policy advice: I will turn to some of the best minds in education policy. As a research professor, I’ve had the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with many of the leading experts in education policy across the nation and have co-authored journals, books and papers with my colleagues from the American Educational Research Association. I will also pull together Arizona stakeholders such as educators and business leaders who are ready to stop talking and take action.