Main menu

Pages

Governor Ducey elects new school board members

featured image

Governor thanks members of resigning Board of Trustees, State Board of Education

phoenix — Governor Doug Ducey today elected two community leaders to serve on the Arizona State Board of Education and seven education leaders to serve on the state school board.

“The dedicated members of the Arizona Board of Governors and the State Board of Education are doing a great job,” said Governor Ducey. “Arizona is grateful to our departing members for their service and dedication to student success and for lending their steady hand to guide our institution during the pandemic. Our board members have a huge responsibility, but I am confident that their new energy, fresh ideas, and diverse backgrounds will continue to enhance the education of our students.”

The Arizona Board of Trustees is the governing body for the state’s public universities, including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. The Board provides policy guidance in areas such as: Finance and Human Resources Programs. Student Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid Programs. University Capital Development Plan; Strategic Plan; Legal Issues; Public and Constituent Outreach.

The Governor elected the following persons to the Board of Trustees:

Greg Brewster Founding Senior Sales Executive of Brewster HealthCare Consulting. Previously, he was Regional Vice President of Sales and Commercial Services for global healthcare company He Owens & Minor. Brewster’s expertise includes healthcare, supply his chain management, and transportation. He is a member of his AORN Foundation Board of Directors and is an active participant in the Arizona State University Alumni Association.

Doug Goodyear CEO and founding partner of DCI Group, a public relations firm based in Arizona and Washington, DC. During his decades-long tenure, DCI Group has grown from a single-client start-up to one of the largest independent public relations firms in the United States, serving many Fortune 500 companies and industry associations. . Goodyear is the Young President of the Organization’s Phoenix chapter and has lived in Arizona since 1998.

Retiring members of the Board include William Leidener and Ronald Shupman. Governor Ducey is grateful for the leadership he provided to Arizona’s public universities throughout his eight-year term.

The State Board of Education was established by the Arizona Constitution with the mission to develop successful citizens through a fulfilling public education. State boards oversee the public school system by establishing policy, setting courses of study, and collecting data on student performance.

The Governor elected the following persons as Directors:

Jason Catanese is an algebra and geometry teacher at Pueblo del Sol Elementary School in the Isaac School District. He is also the Chairman and Executive Director of the Camp Catanese Foundation and co-founder of the Foundation. He is also Camp Director of Camp Catanese and former National Teacher of the Year for Teach For America.

Jenny Clark is the founder and CEO of Love Your School, a non-profit organization that helps families navigate the available school options. Clark understands how Arizona children learn whether they are in a school district, charter, private, online, homeschool, microschool, learning pod, or Arizona Empowerment Scholarship. Passionate about growing up, loving education, empowering families and schools.

Jackie Cray He currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for Cochise County. Clay has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and director of Career Technical Education. She also served as Army Commander for 25 years.

Dr. Scott Hagerman Since 2017, he has served as Superintendent of the Tanque Verde School District. Dr. Hagerman’s experience includes positions as superintendent of the Continental Elementary School District, director of special education for the Tucson Unified School District, principal of Kerond Elementary School, and classroom teacher.

Catherine Haley He has nearly 20 years of experience in public policy and philanthropy. Throughout her career, she has built coalitions to advance federal policies that expand educational opportunities, improve school choice, and enhance student workforce readiness.

Julia Myerson He is the Founder and Executive Director of Vista College Prep, a charter school of excellence with three locations in South Phoenix and Maryvale. Born and raised in downtown Phoenix, Meyerson attended Teach For America after college and taught in Brooklyn, New York.

Carla Phillips-Krivikas He has over 20 years of experience in state and federal policy. Her CEO and Founder of Think Inclusion, Phillips-Krivickas, uses her unique professional and personal experience to improve the academic performance of all students, including those with disabilities. Advising Education Leaders on Sound Policies and Best Her Practices.

Retiring members of the State Board of Education include Calvin Baker, Jill Broussard, Michele Kaye, Janice Mack, Luke Narducci, Armando Lewis and Patricia Wellborn.

Governor Ducey thanks each of these members for their leadership and service to the state throughout their tenure on this very important board.

###