Lindsey retires as Queen Creek school district superintendent by ‘mutual agreement’ with board

Tom Lindsey received the Educator of the Year award from the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce during its fifth annual awards dinner held Sept. 18. (Photo by Wendy Miller/Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA)

Tom Lindsey received the Educator of the Year award from the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce during its fifth annual awards dinner held Sept. 18. (Photo by Wendy Miller/Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA)

Tom Lindsey has retired as superintendent of the Queen Creek Unified School District.

Mr. Lindsey and the district’s governing board mutually agreed to the retirement, which took effect Dec. 31, at a special meeting held Dec. 23, according to a press release issued by the school district Jan. 8.

The release read, in part, “Mr. Lindsey is thankful that he had the opportunity to work with such dedicated and supportive students, parents, staff and administrators in QCUSD and is looking forward to spending more time with his family. The governing board expressed its appreciation to Mr. Lindsey for his 17 years of service to the district as principal, director, assistant superintendent and superintendent.”

During the same Dec. 23 board meeting, the governing board appointed Dr. Perry Berry as the interim superintendent for the district, according to the release.

Mr. Berry has served as the district’s assistant superintendent of student learning since July 1. He previously served the district as its director of curriculum and instruction. Prior to his employment with the QCUSD,

Mr. Berry served as assistant superintendent for Page Unified School District for two years and held other administrative level positions for that district for approximately 11 years. He earned his doctorate in organizational leadership and also holds a master’s degree in secondary education.

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