• SUSD Board President 

    Jann-Michael Greenburg

    Term of office:
    2019-2022

    Learning Community:
    Chaparral

    Phone: 480-484-6238
    Email: jmgreenburg@susd.org

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    Jann-Michael Greenburg was elected to the Governing Board in 2018. After graduating from Arcadia High School in 2012, Jann-Michael attended law school at the University of Edinburgh School of Law in Scotland, from which he graduated with a First Class (Honours) LL.B. degree in 2016. He then worked for Deloitte UK LLP’s private equity tax team in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and initiated his chartered accountancy studies.

    Jann-Michael returned to Arizona in the summer of 2017 to work as the Vice President of Tresóna Multimedia, a music copyright-licensing firm. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, he began volunteering at Yavapai Elementary School in September 2017. Jann-Michael is a fully licensed attorney in the state of New York and is a member of the New York Bar Association and American Bar Association.

  • SUSD Board Vice President

    Julie Cieniawski

    Term of office:
    2021-2024

    Learning Community:
    Saguaro

    Phone: 480-484-6238
    Email: jcieniawski@susd.org

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    Julie Cieniawski has been a Scottsdale resident for over 27 years. Born and raised in New Hope, Minnesota, she attended neighborhood public schools and is a first-generation college graduate, receiving both her bachelor’s and master's degrees in education from the University of Minnesota.  With more than 30 years in the classroom and as a community leader, Julie understands the importance of honest and transparent decision-making, the necessity of fiscal accountability and the need to prioritize resources towards student-relevant initiatives. She believes all students deserve to be successful and be inspired to follow their hopes and dreams. 

    Julie has been an advocate for public education at the local, state and national levels, supporting collaborative decision-making while serving on school and District committees on curriculum development, assessment and grading, teacher evaluation, restorative justice practices, middle schools, wellness, school safety, and school budgets. She has worked on SUSD Bond and Override oversight committees, served as Scottsdale Education Association President for three years, during which she supported best teaching practices, ideal learning environments and ensuring a commitment to excellence on every SUSD school campus, and served proudly on the Arizona Education Association’s Board of Directors for six years. Julie believes in treating students and school staff with respect and dignity, and, along with parents, including them in District decision-making processes. While an SUSD teacher, Julie received the Scottsdale Unified School District Foundation’s Quest for Excellence Award recognizing Excellence in Civic Leadership and was named a Scottsdale Charros Outstanding Teacher. Julie and her husband have two children, both of whom attended SUSD schools.

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    SUSD Board Member 

    Patty Beckman

    Term of office:
    2019-2022

    Learning Community:
    Arcadia

    Phone: 480-484-6238
    Email: pbeckman@susd.org

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    Patty Beckman was elected to the Governing Board in 2018. She and her husband both attended public schools, and are proud to be raising their children in Scottsdale Unified School District. The Beckmans’ twin daughters have been SUSD students since kindergarten and are now 10th graders at Saguaro High School, where they are enrolled in the Scottsdale Math and Science Academy. Patty has always been very connected to SUSD schools and has been a dedicated parent volunteer for almost a decade. Some of her most rewarding roles have been that of homeroom mom, volunteer with the “Yes to Children” campaign, silent auction committee member and Mohave Middle School PTO co-President.

    Patty is a working parent and has enjoyed a successful 23-year career in finance. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Arizona State University and various finance licenses since then. She began her career with Smith Barney/Citigroup and is currently the head of finance for a private manufacturing company. Patty is not only a passionate public schools advocate, but is also a strong supporter of empowering women. A few of her favorite avenues of support have been teaching a non-credit class at Scottsdale Community College, “Women in Transition,” co-chairing an annual “Women’s Health and Wealth Symposium” with Scottsdale Healthcare and serving on the Board of Directors of Desert Stages Theatre. She is also proud to be a current member of The Scottsdale Charros Foundation. Patty and her family have a long history in Arizona and have been Paradise Valley residents for 20 years.

  • SUSD Board Member 

    Dr. Libby Hart-Wells

    Term of office:
    2021-2024

    Learning Community:
    Desert Mountain

    Phone: 480-484-6238
    Email: lhartwells@susd.org

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    Dr. Libby Hart-Wells is an educator, chemist, inventor and proud SUSD parent. She currently teaches chemistry at Glendale Community College. Previously, Libby served as Vice President at the Purdue Research Foundation and as Assistant Vice President of Research at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, and Associate Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, a direct reflection of her abilities to identify and establish collaborations between and among synergistic entities. New knowledge creation is a lifelong passion and led to her serving as a senior fellow to the United States Congress and as a research associate to The National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy. Libby is a critical and strategic thinker with proficient diplomatic skills and brings a unique and transferrable skill set that, coupled with a strong work ethic, dedication and honesty, will benefit and inform governance.
  • SUSD Board Member 

    Zach Lindsay

    Term of office:
    2021-2024

    Learning Community:
    Coronado

    Phone: 480-484-6238
    Email: zlindsay@susd.org

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    Zach Lindsay was elected to the SUSD Governing Board in 2020. He is a proud, traditional public school graduate, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in finance. Zach started his career with Citigroup in the Midwest, before moving to Arizona from Missouri in 2005. After arriving in the Valley, Zach started his own financial services practice, and has spent the last 18 years in the financial services industry. He has spent the past 14 years volunteering his time at various Valley schools in an effort to make positive differences for students and schools. Zach and his family moved to Scottsdale when their daughter was entering kindergarten to be able to take advantage of the excellent education SUSD provides. He has spent the past five years supporting SUSD schools through PTO/APT participation, advocating for operational improvements and financial transparency at the District level, and by communicating and building relationships with stakeholders.

     

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