About the Superintendent

  • Dr. Doug Wilson has served as the Superintendent of Marana Unified School District since July 2008. As the chief administrative officer for the District he manages the day-to-day operations and the growth and development of the school district. His philosophy has always been to “do what’s best for the kids.”

    After completing his undergraduate degree from Sterling College in Kansas, Dr. Wilson continued his education at Wichita State University earning a Masters in Education and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University.

    Prior to joining the Marana School District, Dr. Wilson served as Assistant Superintendent in the Pueblo City Schools in Pueblo, Colorado, as well as Superintendent of the Agua Fria Union High School District in suburban Phoenix. In his 36 years in education, Dr. Wilson has functioned as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent.

    Dr. Wilson was selected as the 2018 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year for Arizona by the Arizona School Administrators. He currently serves on the WestEd Board of Directors having been appointed by the Arizona State Board of Education. Dr. Wilson has served in a variety of capacities throughout the community including President of the Arizona School Administrators Superintendents Division, Arizona Interscholastic Association, and the Arizona Coalition for Educational Excellence.