Our children are the future,
We owe them the best!

Meet Steve Bottfeld

Steve Bottfeld, a devoted member of the Deer Valley community for the past two decades, is a strong advocate for educational excellence. With a comprehensive educational background and BA and MBA degrees, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. His passion for teaching is evident from his time as an educator with a lifetime teaching certificate in California and as a faculty member at Glendale Community College in Arizona.

At the heart of Steve’s philosophy is the belief that quality education is the foundation of a prosperous life. He recognizes that the success of our students is deeply intertwined with the well-being and support of our teachers, staff, and families. Steve is not just committed but unwavering in his dedication to fostering an environment where collaboration and evidence-based strategies are not just buzzwords but the very essence of our educational system, paving the way for student achievement and teacher empowerment.

For Steve, the purpose of a School Board transcends politics. It is about pinpointing and addressing the diverse needs of the educational community. He believes that unity and collective effort, with each voice and perspective valued, are essential in providing our children—the leaders of tomorrow—with the best opportunities to thrive. Join Steve in his mission to cultivate a nurturing and dynamic educational landscape that represents and serves all Deer Valley Unified School District community members.

Steve's Mission? Build a Brighter Future.

Students First

Steve is deeply committed to creating an enriching learning environment that serves every Deer Valley Unified School District student. His goal is to ensure that our schools are places of inspiration and discovery, where children are taught and encouraged to learn, question, and dream. He believes in harnessing the power of innovative educational programs and up-to-date resources to give every student the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving world. Steve advocates for a collaborative approach, where feedback from parents, grandparents, and educators shapes a tailored and practical educational experience. He envisions a district where each student emerges well-prepared, not just academically, but as engaged, well-rounded individuals ready to take on the future confidently.

Steve’s approach to progress within Deer Valley Unified schools is rooted in a commitment to data-driven decision-making. With an extensive background in research, he prioritizes objective analysis and empirical evidence as the basis for identifying areas needing enhancement. His objective is to apply clear, measurable outcomes to guide improvements and to ensure that every strategy implemented is targeted and effective. By utilizing thorough research and proven methods, Steve aims to address challenges head-on, creating solutions that are not only practical but sustainable, ensuring that our educational standards continually rise to meet the needs of every learner in the Deer Valley Unified School District.

Research Driven Solutions

Family & Community Partnerships

Steve Bottfeld champions a synergistic relationship between the Deer Valley Unified School District and its families, believing community engagement is vital to enriching our children’s educational journey. He strives to bring educational opportunities alive for every student, ensuring they are not mere words on paper but lived experiences within the classroom and beyond. By inviting active collaboration from a network of families, educators, and community members, Steve aims to tailor an educational environment that respects each child’s unique potential and learning style. His dedication to this collaborative spirit is at the heart of his policy development, aiming for innovative and accessible programs that keep the Deer Valley Unified School District at the forefront of educational excellence.

Steve recognizes that the heart of the Deer Valley Unified School District lies in the dedication and expertise of its teachers and staff. He is unwavering in his pursuit to cultivate a district where these essential professionals are met with robust support, sincere appreciation, and fair compensation. By creating an atmosphere of respect and empowerment, Steve intends to ensure that our educators are equipped to provide the highest quality of instruction and care to our students. His efforts to prioritize their well-being are critical to developing an educational environment where professionals are not only satisfied but are also inspired to contribute their best to the DVUSD community.

Teacher & Staff Support

Get in Touch: Connect with Steve

Do you have questions, want to sign Steve’s petition to get on the ballot, or volunteer to help him get elected? Let him know!