Director, College & Career Pathways
Aaron Ball started his career as an Agriscience High School Teacher. After five years of teaching, he moved to school administration and spent two years as a high school assistant principal and two years as an elementary principal. Prior to coming to CFA Ball was Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer for nearly seven years with the Pima County Joint Technical Education District. In that role, he worked to build partnerships with business, K-12, postsecondary institutions and community-based organizations.
Ball holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and a Master’s degree in Agriculture Education, both from the University of Arizona. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Why does working at CFA support what you are passionate about professionally?
I want to see all young people have the opportunity to pursue a career they are passionate about and will lead to financial stability. I am excited that the work we are doing will help provide a better way of life for all young people throughout the state by better aligning initiatives and resources.
What do you enjoy in your personal time?
I am a third generation native Arizonan. My immediate and extended family is all in the state and is a significant part of my life.
Why do you love Arizona?
It is a great place to experience the outdoors!