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Professional Development

Because it is important that educators are lifelong learners, the J.O. Combs District provides ongoing professional development for both certified and support staff to strengthen skills that align to our district priorities. Education is continually evolving and new strategies and techniques are presented to staff through professional development, with follow-up support, to ensure that students receive a quality education in a safe and welcoming environment.

Contact Information

Professional Development Specialist
480-987-5300 ext 1050

Academic Math Coach
Combs Traditional Academy 480-987-5320
Ranch 480-882-3530 ext 1634

Academic Reading Coach
Kathryn Sue Simonton 480-987-5330 ext 4316

Secondary Academic Coach
Combs Middle School 480-882-3510
Combs High School 480-882-3540


Academic Math Coach
Kathryn Sue Simonton 480-987-5330 ext 4316

Academic Reading Coach
Ranch 480-882-3530 ext 1634

Academic Reading Coach
Ellsworth 480-882-3520 ext 1529

Academic Reading Coach
Jack W. Harmon 480-882-3500 ext 1341 

Academic Math Coach
Ellsworth 480-882-3520 ext 1529

Secondary Academic Coach
Combs High School 480-882-3540
Combs Middle School 480-882-3510

Academic Math Coach
Jack W. Harmon 480-882-3500 ext 1341