A former high-school principal who has a pending discrimination complaint against the Paradise Valley Unified School District has filed as a candidate to run for the district’s governing board.
Cynthia Davis submitted 459 signatures for candidacy, Maricopa County records show. She faces three incumbents—and all three were among the five in the spring who voted to let her contract lapse at Paradise Valley High School.
Davis, who is in her 50s, filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after allegations surfaced that the board dismissed her because she is gay and too old. Davis also filed a notice of claim against the district. The board members have disputed the allegations.