Mr. Steve Duley

Phone: (520) 696-5305


Degrees and Certifications:

Ph.D. University of Arizona M.Ed. University of Louisville B.A. University of Louisville

Mr. Steve Duley

Welcome Message

Hello, Rio Vista ES students and families.  I am honored to be the School Psychologist at your school.  I am here all day on Tuesday and Thursday and in the afternoon on Wednesday.


Defining Moment in Education

My defining moment occurred in my second grade year when the teacher Mrs. Gertrude Levy made it very clear in very stern terms that she would accept nothing less than my very best effort.  Every time every day.  I made that commitment to her and kept my word until I took my doctorate some 19 years later.


Core Educational Belief My family is from the impoverished and grim region of Appalachia.  I was an AVID kid long before there was such a program and I was the very first person in my family to go to college.   School was the most important, but not the only, experience that shaped my learning.  I absolutely believe that every student can learn and that learning is a lifelong process.


Prior Experience This is my 38th year working in education.  I have worked in this district for 28 years as a School Psychologist and for 5 additional years as an administrator at the district office.  Most recently I served as the Executive Director of Student Services.

Professional Accomplishments

Although I think that my work has been appreciated I have never actually received an award.