Advisory Board

The Advisory Board to the Office of the School Superintendent meets quarterly or as needed.

Members come together to discuss education issues of importance in Pima County, such as the No Child Left Behind law and its requirements and implications, standards-based instruction and assessment, curricular alignment and professional development, and to advise the Superintendent on ways the office can support learning in Pima County.

Individuals from the community who have participated in educational endeavors, or who have influenced policy, in some way are invited to serve on the Advisory Board. The board has a diverse membership, with parent, teacher, business, education and government representatives, which gives the Superintendent the benefit of a variety of viewpoints. This keeps the office better informed about the state of education in the county and makes it more responsive to community concerns.

Advisory Board Members

Edith Auslander
Post Secondary - University

Tom Drexel
Charter School

Robert Gonzales
Business Leadership

Dave Kennon
Post Secondary

Marion Pickens

Jana Kooi
Post Secondary - Community College

Pam Simon
Retired Educator

John Pedicone
Tucson Unified School District

Nancy Smith
Economic Development

Kathy Alexander
Post Secondary - Private