Superintendent Dudo: “In many ways, I’ve just been blessed”

Superintendent Retires After 27 Years
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There are many upcoming events Glendale Union High School District Superintendent Eugene Dudo is looking forward to once he retires at the end of this month.

He has a grandbaby on the way, a wedding to attend and he’s eager to spend more time with his family and travel.

Mr. Dudo announced in January his intent to retire; it was accepted by the Governing Board and his final day is June 30.


After earning a degree in finance, Mr. Dudo spent 14 years with the Arizona Department of Education, as an internal auditor.

He then joined the school district as the Chief Financial Officer, a position he held up until three years ago, when he became the superintendent. In total, he has worked for the GUHSD for 27 years.

“I’ve been fortunate to learn from very good mentors,” Dudo said. “They helped me grow. In many ways, I’ve just been blessed.”

One of his proudest moments happened in 2013, when the district received the National Advanced Placement District of the Year award – beating out every school in the country.

“I feel blessed to do the job I have done,” he said. “I don’t feel anything is the achievement of one, but the achievement of many.”

Brian Capistran, currently the district’s associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction, was selected by the Governing Board to replace Mr. Dudo. He will begin his new position on July 1.

We congratulate Mr. Dudo on his retirement and thank him for serving the students and families of the Glendale Union High School District these past 27 years.