TUHSD Governing Board Members
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
Berdetta Hodge - PresidentBerdetta Hodge was elected to the Board in 2016. Her current term expires in 2020.
Brian Garcia - Vice PresidentBrian Garcia was elected to the Board in 2018. His current term expires in 2022.
Andres Barraza - Board MemberAndres Barraza was elected to the Board in 2018. His current term expires in 2022.
Michelle Helm - Board MemberMichelle 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 MemberSandy Lowe was elected to the Board in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. She has served as President and Vice-President and her current term expires in 2020.
Public Meeting Notices
In order to observe social distancing for the safety of our community, our Governing Board meetings and study sessions will be closed to the public (but will be streamed live on our YouTube Channel.) The open meeting law permits a public body to hold a remote meeting through technological means and implementing procedures designed to safeguard the public's access to the meeting.
- Next Study Session: Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020, at 4 PM
- Next Regular Governing Board Meeting: Wed., Oct. 14, 2020, at 7 PM
- View Governing Board agendas & meeting minutes here
Public Meeting Notices | All regular Governing Board meetings are held in the Benedict Education Center Board Room; 500 W. Guadalupe Rd. Tempe, AZ 85283.
- Public comments for this meeting will be accepted until 3 PM on Wed., Oct. 14, via email or fax:
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Fax: 480-345-3441