Another Denise Birdwell hire, Scottsdale schools' top operations officer, resigns
Scottsdale schools Chief Operations Officer Louis Hartwell will resign at the end of the budget year, the second high-profile administrator in the district to resign in recent weeks.
Chief Financial Officer Laura Smith resigned last month amid a district investigation that identified conflicts of interest.
Both were hired by Superintendent Denise Birdwell, who announced at Tuesday's school-board meeting that Hartwell would not seek to renew his contract when it ends June 30. No reason was given.
Parents and community residents have long questioned Hartwell's qualifications to oversee some... read more