St. DavidUnified School District #21

Meet Our Superintendent

Mark Goodman was appointed the superintendent in July 2012 after serving 11 years as a principal and three years as a classroom teacher. Mr. Goodman graduated from the University of Arizona in December 1997. He majored in secondary education (history) and minored in Portuguese. In December 2001, Mr. Goodman graduated with distinction from Northern Arizona University with a master's in educational leadership. After completing his master's program, he continued and met the requirements for a principal certificate in 2002 and the superintendent certificate in 2006.

Serving on several committees, legislative council, and as the 1A south president, Mr. Goodman has been actively involved in Arizona Interscholastic Association. He has been professionally associated with Arizona School Administrators and the National Secondary School Principals Association for many years. He also served on the Cochise County Rural Transition team and was a member of the Cochise County ITV consortium. He will also serve as a board member for “The Friends of Kartchner Caverns.”

A Message from Our Superintendent

St. David is a premier school district that promotes excellence in all areas of a student’s life and at all grade levels. We believe that families are at the center of this success and that when we support parents and families, students achieve. As a long time resident of St. David and member of the school staff, I believe that students have a unique opportunity to learn and grow in our educational system. I am proud to have my children as third generation students at St. David.

We have an extraordinary staff who dedicate themselves to making students the primary focus of all they do. I encourage parents and community members to volunteer and become involved in our schools. Your involvement is critical to our success. I remain committed to promoting our community values as defined in our Core Values statement.

I realize that communication is critical to our partnership. I remain committed to communicating with parents and community members in a variety of ways. Some of the primary methods of communication will be the use of our website, alert e-mails and phone calls, the district marquee, and Facebook when appropriate. I encourage all members of our community to become familiar with the website, as it is changing frequently and is the portal through which we most frequently communicate. 

I am excited and sure that this will be an outstanding year!


Mark Goodman

Mark Goodman