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Alhambra’s Governing Board hires new superintendent


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  • Linda Jeffries/Alhambra School District

Mark A. Yslas

Alhambra School District’s Governing Board has hired Mr. Mark A. Yslas as their next leader.

Alhambra currently has 14,000 students in preschool through eighth grades.

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Alhambra School District Superintendent Mark A. Yslas

Yslas has been in education for 25 years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

Throughout his years in education he has held many positions, and is most proud of holding principalships at every level of the education spectrum including schools at the K-8 level; middle school level; a K-5 school; and most recently as the principal of Tempe High School.

In addition, he worked in the Coolidge School District as an assistant superintendent and acting superintendent. His extensive experience in both the elementary and high school levels will serve as a great resource as he leads Alhambra Elementary School District to meeting its educational goals.

Yslas grew up in the small copper mining town of Hayden, Arizona, and is the son of Peter and Lupe Yslas. He is the youngest of four children, and the only boy, all of whom hold college degrees. His wife Tracy Yslas is an educator in Mesa Public Schools, and he is the proud father of two boys – Marcos, who is 12 years old, and Mateo who is 25.

According to Yslas, “I was taught to believe in people, to be kind, and to serve. I love people, especially kids; and I believe in everyone. It is my personal mission to ensure everyone’s hopes and dreams become reality! Great organizations are built around the premise of servant, collaborative leadership, and I look forward to welcoming and embracing all of our stakeholders within the Alhambra family.”

For more information, please contact Linda Jeffries, community relations coordinator, at 602-336-2226.