For Gila County Superintendent
"Board Appoints Sandoval Gila County School Superintendent" - Gila County Press Release (Sep 2, 2016)
"The Gila County Board of Supervisors appointed new School Superintendent Roy Sandoval at a special meeting Sept. 2 in Globe. Sandoval thanked the voters for the opportunity to serve and said that he looked forward to being a positive force in the lives of Gila County students."
" A Passion for Education" - Payson Roundup (June 24, 2016)
"Sandoval’s talked brimmed with his impassioned advocacy for students and his conviction that the key to a school’s success lies in training and supporting inspirational, creative, hard-driving principals ... He said, "The principal is the key to changing a school. Wherever you find a great school, you’ll find a great principal. If we put our training into principals and superintendents such that they are looking at the right things — whether its data instruction or school culture — that’s when you’re going to see a change.”
"Sandoval Seeks Job As County Schools Superintendent" - Payson Roundup (March 22, 2016)
"Sandoval looks forward to figuring out ways to improve student performance. “There is room for growth in the county...My goal is to support and affect student achievement,” said Sandoval. “It’s what you want to do as an educator — enrich the opportunities for the kids.”
"Roy Sandoval Runs for Gila County Superintendent" - Globe Miami Times (May 9, 2016)
“My goal is to give people support and cause a change. I want to raise the opportunities for students. We have human potential here,” says Roy Sandoval, who is running for Gila County Superintendent as a Republican...
Since retiring with 28 years of experience as an educator, Sandoval has worked across Arizona and New Mexico, mentoring principals as part of his business Southwest School Turnarounds. He’s certified as a National Turnaround Specialist by the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. Sandoval currently works with the principals at Copper Rim, High Desert, and Globe High School. “We have the reputation that when we come in, it changes things. That’s what I do,” says Sandoval. “I’m a change agent.”