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School system administrator

Donald David Covey, American school system administrator. Certified superintendent Arizona K-12, principal K-12, supervisor K-12, secondary teacher social studies 7-12, guidance K-12.

Background

Covey, Donald David was born on December 27, 1938 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Ben S. Covey and Hazel L. Lyons.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, Western State College, Colorado, 1960. Master in Counseling Psychology, Western State College, 1962. Doctor of Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1972.

Career

Administrative assistant, Camelback High School, Phoenix, Arizona, 1965-1968;principal, Camelback High School, Phoenix, Arizona, 1974-1975;supervisor social education, classroom teacher, Phoenix Union High School District, 1968-1971;director curriculum & special programs, Phoenix Union High School District, 1971-1974;executive director educational services, Phoenix Union High School District, 1975-1977;associate superintendent educational services, Phoenix Union High School District, 1977-1980;deputy superintendent, Creighton Elementary School District, Phoenix, 1985-1988;superintendent, Creighton Elementary School District, Phoenix, 1988-1996. Member of faculty department psychology, department health education Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado, 1961-1962. Social education teacher North High School, Phoenix, 1962-1965.

Faculty associate department social studies Phoenix College, 1966-1970, department education Arizona State University, 1972-1979. President special programs incorporated Private Corporation, Phoenix, since 1969. Director corporation services Edge Inc., Tempe, Arizona, since 1980.

Chief Executive Officer Covey & Associations, Inc., Phoenix, since 1980. Assistant director human resource & development Arizona Department Corrections, Phoenix, 1984-1985. President of the board dirs.Computer Excellence Inc.

Treasurer Cloud Publishing Company. Consultant; speaker in field.

Achievements

  • Certified superintendent Arizona K-12, principal K-12, supervisor K-12, secondary teacher social studies 7-12, guidance K-12.

Membership

Commissioner States for Education. Active State Task Force for Performance-Based Compensation. Board directors CODAMA Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs, Samuel Gompers Rehabilitation Center, Inc., City of Phoenix Manpower Advisory Council, City of Phoenix Labor Market Orientation, United Way, City of Phoenix Redevelopment Program, State Task Force on Safety Standards, Arizona State Interagency on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs, others.

President Palo Verde/Roadrunner Community Council/PTO, Palo Verde/Roadrunner Elementary School Youth Programs. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association School Administrators, American Society Training and Development (chairman strategies and tactical planning), National Safety Council (co-chair, director Arizona chapter, Safe Life award), National Council Social Studies (curriculum/economics committee), Arizona School Administrators (staff development committee, legislation committee, conference planning committee, rights/responsibility committee, Outstanding State Education Achievement award, All Arizona Superintendent), Arizona Council Social Studies (state president), Association School Business Officials, Greater Phoenix Curriculum Council (president), College Entrance Board, Maricopa County School Superintendents (president), The Arizona Partnership (co-chair), Arizona Educational Information Service (state director), Think Tank.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: movies, reading.

Connections

Married Marge Shilaikis, December 27, 1960 (deceased 2002). Children: Jan, Jennifer, Douglas.

father:
Ben S. Covey

mother:
Hazel L. Lyons

spouse:
Marge Shilaikis

child:
Jan Covey

child:
Jennifer Covey

child:
Douglas Covey