Dr. Steve Chestnut

Dr. Steve Chestnut is the Superintendent of the Maricopa Unified School District, where he was appointed in 2012. During his tenure, the district has increased its letter grade from “C” to “B”, implemented a unique academic focus at each school, and last November the community approved a ten percent override proposal. He was the 2010 Washington State Superintendent of the Year. 


Governing Board

Our Maricopa Unified School District’s Governing Board consists of five community members who work hard to ensure that the children in our community receive the best educational opportunities possible. Our Board members volunteer their time to help set district policy, encourage parent involvement, help establish budgets, and work to determine educational goals for our district. 

Governing Board Meetings are broadcast live on Orbitel Channel 18. Delayed broadcast can be viewed the following weekend.

Governing Board Meetings can also be viewed on YouTube on Maricopa Unified's Channel.

2016-2017 Official Posting Location for Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board Meetings


Board Policies

To access our Board Policies, go to Maricopa’s Board Policies page.



Meet our Board Members



Patti Coutre
Hometown:  Midwest (Michigan and Illinois)
Current Residence:  Rancho El Dorado
Living in Maricopa since:  August 2005
Occupation:  Parish Secretary for Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Family:  4 Children:  Kyle (25), Kevin (17), Shannon (15) and Noah (11)



Term - 12/2018

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AnnaMarie Knorr
Hometown:  Buckeye, AZ
Current Residence:Cobblestone Farms
Living in Maricopa since:  2005
Occupation:  Government Affairs Manager for Western Growers Association
Family:  Husband Rob and 4 children:  Robert (10), Jake (7), Averie (4) and Juliette (1)
Vice President
Term - 12/2020

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Torri Anderson
Hometown:  Maricopa, AZ
Current Residence:  Anderson Farm
Living in Maricopa since:  1971
Occupation:  Retired teacher
Family:  Husband Kelly and 3 children:  Calder, Ian and Jackson


Term - 12/2020

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Gary Miller
Hometown:  Great Bend, KS
Current Residence:  Senita II
Living in Maricopa since:  2005
Occupation:  Behavioral Health
Family:  Married 17 years, 2 children and 3 foster children
Term - 12/2018

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Josh Judd
Hometown:  North Haven, CT
Current Residence:  Cobblestone Farms
Living in Maricopa since:  2009
Occupation:  Teacher
Family:  Wife Julie and 3 children:  Elijah, Abigail, and Lillian
Term - 12/2020

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