Carolyn Warner served as the 15th Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, elected as a Democrat, from 1975 to 1987. Warner passed away on October 9, 2018 at the age of 88.
Statement From Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas on former Superintendent Warner’s passing:
“I am deeply saddened by the news of Carolyn’s passing. She was an extremely kind and wonderful person who led a full and amazing life.
“Although we were from different sides of the political aisle, there was no other former Superintendent of Public Instruction that was nearly as gracious and kindhearted to me as Carolyn. Even after completing three terms in this office, Carolyn remained very active in the educational community, serving with me as Co-Chair on the Career and Technical Education Quality Skills Commission and dedicating her valuable time and energy to the students of Arizona until her final days. She will be sorely missed.”