Governing Board Members are elected to four-year terms in non-partisan elections to represent the residents within the district’s boundaries. Elections are held in November every other year. The majority of Board seats (three in our district) are up for election in presidential election years. Board members volunteer their time and meet several times per month. Boardsmanship requires a significant time commitment, not only in terms of meetings and related events but in preparation. Our Governing Board is a member of the Arizona School Boards Association.
Individuals interested in running for the Governing Board may request more information from the Maricopa County School Superintendent’s Office at (602) 506-3866.
Current Board Members
DeeAnne McClenahan - President
DeeAnne McClenahan was first elected to the Board in 2009 and served until 2012. She was elected for another term in 2014, and her current term expires in 2018. She served as Vice-President during both terms.
Michelle Helm - Vice-President
Michelle Helm is now serving her fifth term on the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board. She has served as President and Vice-President, and her current term expires in 2020.
Sandy Lowe - Board Member
Sandy Lowe was elected to the Board in 2012. She has served as President and Vice-President and her current term expires in 2020.
Brandon Schmoll - Board Member
Brandon Schmoll was elected to the Board in 2014. His current term expires in 2018.
Berdetta Hodge - Board Member
Berdetta Hodge was elected to the Board in 2016. Her current term expires in 2020.