Mr. Brian Capistran was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona. He attended elementary school in the Glendale Elementary School District and graduated from Glendale High School within the Glendale Union High School District. Mr. Capistran is currently the Superintendent of the Glendale Union High School District where he manages the day-to-day operations and the growth and development of an award-winning district.
Superintendent Capistran has spent his entire career serving the GUHSD community. Over the past 27 years, he has applied his professional preparation and extensive experience as a teacher and leader to make significant contributions to the success of the Glendale Union High School District.
Mr. Capistran began his teaching career at Sunnyslope High School. He would later become the principal at Apollo High School. Superintendent Capistran also served GUHSD as an assistant principal, school safety administrator, assistant superintendent of student services, and associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction before becoming Superintendent of the Glendale Union High School District in 2015.
Throughout his career, Superintendent Capistran has sought opportunities to make meaningful contributions to GUHSD, the cities of Phoenix and Glendale, and the state of Arizona by serving on local and state-level committees, commissions, and boards. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Business and Education Coalition. He served six years on the AZ Commission for Post-Secondary Education, is a member of the Arizona School Administrators (ASA), the Arizona Superintendents Association Legislative Review Group, and was recently elected to be the President of the ASA Superintendents Division for the 2022-2023 school year. He is currently serving a three-year term in a national position as a member of the board of directors for AASA/The School Superintendents Association and most recently was awarded the ASA All Arizona Superintendent for a large school district.