THIS MONTH'S BRAGS IN CUSD
Serving on a school district governing board is a rewarding job with enormous responsibility. Governing board members are elected, unpaid volunteers who have a passion for the public education system, are willing to invest enormous time and energy into learning about issues that affect our schools, and are committed to providing the best education for our students.
Successful board members possess a sincere desire to serve the community, communicate and collaborate effectively with others, and demonstrate respect for diverse perspectives. They attend board meetings and engage in related board work, bringing their experience to bear while also striving to become knowledgeable on a multitude of complex matters involving policies, finance and curriculum. Effective school governing boards work hard to cultivate positive relationships among all stakeholders and plan wisely to shape the future.
Meet our Governing Board Members
About Annette Auxier...
Annette Auxier, our current board president and longest serving board member, was elected to the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board in 1998 and re-elected in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Her term expires in December 2018. Annette’s children attended CUSD schools and graduated from Chandler High. Her grandchildren currently attend CTA Goodman, where Annette is active in the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and can often be found either volunteering in classrooms or assisting with the school’s Art Masterpiece program. Annette can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 480-786-3544.
About Barb Mozdzen...
Barb Mozdzen, our current board vice president, was elected to the Governing Board in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. Her term expires December 2016. Barb has served on several non-profits' boards of directors, volunteered for the Chandler Education Foundation, and is a part time legal assistant at a law office. Her children attended Shumway and Sanborn Elementary (where, as a member of the PTO, she tirelessly supported the Art Masterpiece program), Andersen and Willis Junior Highs, and Chandler High School (where she has been an energetic booster of the swim team). She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 480-497-5703.
About David Evans...
David Evans was elected to the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board in November 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012. His term expires December 2016. David’s investment advisory firm helps non-profits manage Charitable and Planned Giving programs for families who might want to remember a loved one. David’s son attended Tarwater Elementary, Bogle Junior High and Chandler High. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 480-269-2688.
About Karen McGee...
Karen McGee was appointed to the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board on July 26, 2010, elected in November 2010 and re-elected in 2012. She previously served as president in 2015. Her term expires December 2016. Karen is a retired bank vice president whose children attended Santan Junior High, two sons graduated from Hamilton High, and daughter graduated from Perry High. Karen can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 480-812-7600.
About Bob Rice...
Bob Rice was elected to the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board in 2002, and re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He previously served as president in 2005 and 2014. His term runs through December 2018. Bob is a retired Intel manager, an avid photographer and cyclist. His children attended Andersen and Bogle junior highs and graduated from Chandler High. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 480-963-0307.
The CUSD administration and Governing Board presented the annual “state of the district” message to community leaders on January 27 in the Governing Board Room. The annual report provides an overview of the district, academic performance, recognition of students and staff, budget information and an update on expenditures from bond elections. Learn more at www.cusd80.com/annualreport.
San Marcos Teacher Named Exemplary
Lauren Delfino-Karl, second grade teacher at San Marcos Elementary School, was named a 2016 Rodel Exemplary Teacher over the Thanksgiving weekend. She is one of 15 educators across the state recognized by Rodel.
Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day Highlights
Thanks to the work of more than 120 volunteers, the Chandler CARE Center provided the makings for a Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 600 families who turned out Saturday morning for Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day. Frozen turkeys, potatoes, stuffing, fruit, vegetables, soup, cereal, and other items donated by our community were provided to Chandler families.
Volunteers ranging from individuals to various CUSD schools and sites assisted CARE Center staff with sorting, bagging, and distributing thousands of donated food items. Financial contributions helped make it possible for the CARE Center to purchase rice, beans, and turkeys to complete the bags for each family. Donations of additional turkeys and hams were also received from Central Kitchen, which stored all the frozen items and helped on Saturday by delivering and distributing to families.
Thank you to the many schools, sites, and clubs from within the district that provided support to the CARE Center. Without that support and assistance, this day would not have been possible! To see photos from the event please visit the website.
Food and hygiene donations continue to be in need as the CARE Center prepares more food bags for families to receive in December. CUSD staff have another chance to help through the CARE Center’s December 18 Family Assistance Day. Focused on providing new, unwrapped gifts to Chandler youth birth through 18, the December event is a collaboration with Chandler Fire Health and Medical Department and the CUSD community. Donations will be accepted at the CARE Center throughout the month of December. Keep an eye out for more information on volunteer needs.