• Dr. Howard K. Conley
    Dr. Howard K. Conley  

    Conley Elementary School was named in honor and recognition of Dr. Howard K. Conley—a friend to public education.

    Dr. Conley served the Chandler School District for twenty years in three administrative roles:

    • District Superintendent from 1991-1996
    • Associate Superintendent from 1986-1991
    • Chandler High School Principal from 1976-1986

    Dr. Conley received the Arizona State Superintendent of the Year award in 1995. He was credited with improving race relations, student attendance, staff morale and improved test scores.

    In addition to his work in the schools, Howard served on the board of directors for Chandler Regional Hospital Foundation, the Chandler Rotary Club and Chandler Compadres.

    Dr. Howard Conley passed away September 20, 2022 at the age of 92. He loved Chandler schools and was proud to be connected to our community. He is survived by his wife Hazel, extended family, and a legion of CUSD staff and former students.

    We give a coyote howl of tribute to Dr. Howard Conley for his dedication and commitment to children.