Speaking on behalf of the Governing Board, Shelly Hargis, Board President, stated, “The J.O. Combs Unified School District is fortunate to have had two strong finalists for the position. We look forward to Dr. Wyman's expertise to continue our forward movement."
Dr. Wyman currently serves as the Superintendent of Payson Unified School District, a position he has held since July of 2014. Over the past twenty years Dr. Wyman has demonstrated his leadership skills as a Superintendent in three Arizona school districts including Payson USD, Apache Junction USD, and Snowflake USD. Dr. Wyman also has experience as an Associate Superintendent for Tempe Union High School District, a principal for the Snowflake School District, and a principal for the Patagonia Union High School District. He began his career in public education as a teacher and track coach in the Amphitheater Unified School District.
The school board concluded its meeting around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening after an afternoon of interviews and a community forum with the two finalists for the position. If contract negotiations are successful, Wyman would replace outgoing superintendent Dr. Gayle Blanchard who will be retiring at the end of the school year. Pending contract negotiations,
Dr. Wyman will assume his duties as superintendent July 1, 2019.