Photo courtesy of Michael Trevillion
By Mary Jo Pitzl | Arizona Republic
A school administrator from the southwest Valley is seeking the Republican nomination for state superintendent of public instruction, touting his quarter-century of work in classrooms ranging from elementary school to college.
Michael Trevillion is the second candidate to formally declare for the post. Current school superintendent Kathy Hoffman, a Democrat, announced her re-election bid earlier this week.
Trevillion is currently an assistant principal at the Fowler Elementary School District, where he oversees staff matters, professional development and testing, among other areas.
A first-time candidate, Trevillion said many education programs are launched with good intentions but lack the support needed to sustain and improve them.
He is an advocate of “teacher induction programs” — the focus of his doctoral dissertation — to create better guidance for teachers beginning their careers.