David Peterson, J.D., SFO, Ed.D.
Candidate for Director
Scottsdale Unified School District
David Peterson has been a member of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials for almost 20 years and has been a member of ASBO International for the past 15 years, serving on the Legislative Affairs Committee. Dr. Peterson is a past president and director of AASBO and he has won several honors and awards, including the State of Arizona Governor’s Award for Energy Efficiency. He earned the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) designation. He presents at many State and National Conference on Educational Facilities and School Finance.
He joined the Scottsdale Unified School District family in July 2005 as the Chief of Facilities Management for Learners. Was promoted to Assistant Superintendent in 2007 and has served as the Superintendent for the past three years. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, holds a Juris Doctorate from Concord School of Law and a Certificate of Negotiation and Mediation from Harvard Law School and is a member of the California State Bar. Additionally, he has a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University, a Certificate of School Business Management from Central Arizona College, a Certificate of Public Schools Planning and Design from Harvard University, and a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University.
Prior to joining SUSD, Dr. Peterson served as the Director of Operations for Mesa Public Schools. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona School Alliance and Valley Schools Employee Benefit Trust.