About Us


We Are Buckeye!

A Community Passionate About Student Success






Welcome!  Growth continues to be a part of the Buckeye Elementary School District. This year, we have grown to over 5,400 students, as well as over 600 outstanding employees. Our team is excited to have the privilege of working with your children. In preparation of the 2018-2019 school year, BESD teams worked to improve and expand curriculum resources and instructional strategies. In addition, District educators participated in training and workshops to continue their own learning as part of our ongoing commitment to provide your children with the best educational experience possible.

While we move forward, BESD is focused on 21st Century skills for our learners. We  continue to leverage technology and work at opening the world to our students so they are prepared for whatever path they choose upon graduation.  As many of the jobs of tomorrow do not even exist today, we must expand the walls of the classroom and meet the unique needs of today’s students as they develop skills to be competitive and compassionate in a global society.


About BESD

Buckeye Elementary School District, Arizona District 33, is a PreK-8 school district in Buckeye, Arizona. The district consists of seven K-8 schools and two preschools: Bales Elementary School, Buckeye Elementary School, Inca Elementary School, Jasinski Elementary School, Marionneaux Elementary School, Sundance Elementary School and WestPark Elementary School, as well as the Buckeye Elementary Preschool and Buckeye Elementary Preschool at Jasinski on the campus of Jasinski Elementary. In addition, the school district provides community resources through the Buckeye Family Resource Center.



Dr. Kristi Sandvik
Phone: (623) 925-3403
Dr. Drew Davis
Assistant Superintendent for Leadership & Learning
Phone: (623) 925-3404
Dr. Mike Lee
Assistant Superintendent for Academic Programs and Professional Learning
Phone: (623) 925-3404
Sue Johnson
Executive Director of Human Resources
Phone: (623) 925-3433
CJ Beckstrom
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (623) 925-3456