Candidate Category: School Board

Arizona women determined to make significant change.

Paul Bixler

Running for Liberty Elementary School Board Paul is the first transgender woman to hold elected office in Arizona. As a product

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Dr. Ashley Hodge

Dr. Ashley Hodge, a South Phoenix native and third-generation graduate of the Roosevelt Elementary School District, is deeply committed to

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Triné Nelson

Triné (pronounced Trina) is a parent and professional who knows how to create effective educational models and to prepare students

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Amanda Steele

Amanda Steele is an engaged member of the community; working and advocating for those within this district. She has deep

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Signa Oliver

Signa is a proven business leader, a US Army veteran, and a proud mother and grandmother. A native of Phoenix

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Lela Alston

Lela credits Arizona’s kindergarten through university education system for making the difference in her ability to help others. As a

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Berdetta Hodge

Berdetta Hodge serves on the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board as the President. Berdetta is the East Valley

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Laura Pastor

Phoenix native Laura Pastor is a fifth-generation Arizonan who graduated from St. Mary’s High School and received a Bachelor of

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Stephanie Parra

Stephanie Parra is an experienced educator committed to improving public schools in Arizona. She is a first generation American citizen,

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Kiana Sears

Kiana Sears is a community advocate, engaged ASU Sun Devil, nonprofit community leader, and an Arizona seasoned public policy professional.

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Beki Quintero

Beki Quintero was re-elected to the Sunnyside Unified School Board in 2020. She is a lifetime resident of the Sunnyside

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Sophia Ramirez

Sophia is a first-generation American, a bilingual activist, and a strong enduring mother of two school-aged children.  Sophia is an

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Shelley Jackson

She has worked in classrooms, after school programs focused on character development and directly with teachers providing trainings on social-emotional

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Paul Bixler

Paul Bixler was elected to the Liberty Elementary School Board in 2020. From Akron, Ohio, Paul’s family moved to Phoenix

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Naketa Ross

Naketa is the epitome of resiliency. As a person who was in foster care, Naketa Ross knows firsthand the power

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Monica Trejo

Monica Trejo currently serves as the President of Tempe Elementary School Board, as the district 3 representative. She is a

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Marcie Hutchinson

Marcie Hutchinson joined the Governing Board in January 2019. Marcie and her husband, Mike, have lived in Mesa for 39 years.

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Adelita Grijalva

As a native Tucsonan, educated through TUSD schools and the University of Arizona, Adelita is committed to improving the quality

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