A Message from Our Superintendent

S:Keg Tas, I want to thank the Tohono O’Odham Nation and Baboquivari Unified School District for their warm hospitality and generosity as I transition into the district as the new superintendent. This was my first real lesson in HIMDAG, and I am greatly blessed and humbled. 

In the last month, I have observed the hard work and dedication of the faculty, staff, and administration, and I am extremely proud of their dedication and resolve. Once again, Baboquivari Unified School District employees strived to set high expectations for students and demonstrated their commitment to excellence. I can assure you this is a school district where I would be honored to enroll my own children. The efforts demonstrated over the past year, even in the face of adversity, have been tremendous. However, we still have much planning and preparation to continue our efforts to serve our students and families. 

Certainly, one of the best attributes in our district is the amount of support and collaboration we receive from the community. I also believe the work of our employees is paramount in our effort to provide a safe, supportive environment conducive to academic achievement. I also want to commend Tohono O’Odham Community College (TOCC) for their efforts of networking with our district to help us prepare students for college and careers, as well as their commitment to help our staff learn and implement the Tohono O’Odham language and culture. 

As we look toward the future, I want our students and families to be proud of our school system and the experiences they have here. I know this year will be monumental and prosperous. Our students, employees, and community have worked together to overcome adversity and support one another, and I am confident these efforts will continue to grow and strengthen. 

Thank you for your commitment to the students at Baboquivari Unified School District and the support you provide the faculty, staff, and administration. I wish all of you many blessings, and I am here to support and help you. 


Ruben Diaz

Mr. Ruben Diaz
BUSD Superintendent