Pictured left to right: CCUSD Superintendent Dr. Debbi Burdick and Patty Villeneuve.
Photo courtesy of Jim David Photography/Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber of commerce

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CCUSD's Superintendent Receives Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber's Impact Award


CAVE CREEK – Doctor Debbi Burdick, Superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District, received Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber's Impact Award last month, which was created this year.

The Chamber held their Awards Celebration at Venues Café in Carefree.  Patty Villeneuve, President/CEO of the Chamber presented Dr. Burdick with the award.

"This award was created to recognize an individual who has had a major impact on our community," Villeneuve said in her speech, while using a thesaurus to look up the word ‘impact’ she found the words-impression, influence, significance, leadership and magnetism.  She went on to say, "When I think of our award winner I think of these words and I also think about professionalism, extreme grace under pressure, articulate and a great sense of humor."

Doctor Burdick has been in the community for almost twenty years.  She came to CCUSD in 2004 as Associate Superintendent and became CCUSD's Superintendent in 2008. 

She won the title of Arizona's Superintendent of the Year in 2017.  She serves on the boards of Arizona Business and Education Coalition Board, Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation, Arizona Musicfest, Kiwanis Club of Carefree and Desert Foothills Family YMCA Advisory Board.  She also serves with Phoenix Youth and Education Commission, Department of Child Services Community Advisory Committee, is a Chairperson of the North Valley Educational Consortium and Greater Phoenix Educational Management Consortium, and the Arizona’s School Administrator's President.

"I am humbled by this recognition and so grateful to the Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce for their ongoing support of our CCUSD schools.  Their generosity in scholarships and an endowment are invaluable for our students," Dr. Burdick said after receiving her award.

For more information regarding the Cave Creek Unified School District, visit our website www.ccusd93.org<http://www.ccusd93.org> or call 480-575-2000.