Meet Our District Administration

Mr. Chris Knutsen - Superintendent

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Mr. Chris Knutsen - Superintendent

Chris Knutsen has been an English teacher, coach, and administrator for 27 years.  He became Superintendent in Florence Unified in April of 2017.  He was previously Assistant Superintendent for FUSD from 2013-2017.   Prior to that, he was Principal at Florence High School for five years.  He has spent time in the Apache Junction School District, Chandler Unified School District, and Tempe Union High School District, prior to working for Florence Unified School District the past 10 years.  Mr. Knutsen received his Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University, with an emphasis in secondary English.  He received his Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in Educational Leadership.  He and his wife, Angie, have three children, Kylene, Haley, and Jayce.   

Mr. Adam Leckie - Assistant Superintendent

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Mr. Adam Leckie - Assistant Superintendent

Mr. Leckie has been in education for the past 11 years. He was a Special Education Teacher, Department Chair, Instructional Specialist, Special Education Director, and now serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services. He is a long-time resident of Arizona, graduating from Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Leckie has multiple degrees from Arizona State University in Education, Leadership, and Applied Behavior Analysis. Mr. Leckie has been part of the Florence Unified School District since 2009 when he was part of the inaugural teaching staff of Poston Butte High School. In addition to his role as Assistant Superintendent, he serves on the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Executive Committee as the Publications and Products Co-Chair and is Immediate Past-President of the Arizona Council of Administrators of Special Education (AzCASE).

Mr. Tony Jimenez - Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

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Mr. Tony Jimenez - Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Tony Jimenez was raised right here in Florence, Arizona.  He attended Florence Elementary, Florence Junior High and in 1973 graduated from Florence High School.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arizona, he accepted his first teaching assignment at Santa Cruz Valley Union High School in Eloy, Arizona.  After two years at SCVUHS, he accepted a Biology/Chemistry teaching position and Varsity Baseball Coach at his alma mater, Florence High School in the Fall of 1980.  He has remained with the Florence Unified School District ever since and has served in the capacities of teacher, coach, Dean of Discipline, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, and Principal, Interim Superintendent, Director of Personnel, and Assistant Superintendent.  He received his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona Universtiy in 2000.  Tony has served as an Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services since 2003. 

 As an educator, he believes that teachers have the most important occupation on earth, as society places the most important resource, our children, into our hands to mold and shape them into productive members of society.