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SUSD Governing Board Members

Mrs. Barbara Perleberg - SUSD Governing Board Member
Mrs. Barbara Perleberg

SUSD Board President
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480-484-6238
Current term of office: 2017-2020
Learning Community: Saguaro Learning Community

 Biography

Barbara Perleberg was elected to the Governing Board in 2012, and her term began in January, 2013. She is a Phoenix native who has lived in the SUSD boundaries for the last 20 years and is an Arcadia Complex alumna with three generations of SUSD students in her family. Barbara and her husband of more than 21 years have two daughters, one currently attending an SUSD school and one a recent SUSD graduate. Ms. Perleberg earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University. She worked as a compliance officer and corporate secretary for a small investment management firm and mutual fund before focusing on raising her family. Barbara has served extensively on the board of her children’s elementary school parent group, has enjoyed being a volunteer on their middle school and high school campuses. She is currently serving as an Orchestra Booster Club President.

Mrs. Kim Hartmann - SUSD Governing Board Member
Mrs. Kim Hartmann

SUSD Board Vice President
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480-484-6238
Current term of office: 2015-2018
Learning Community: Chaparral Learning Community

 Biography

Kim was elected to the Governing Board in 2014.  She and her husband Bob have been active community members for over 22 years with their two children attending K-12 in the Scottsdale Unified School District.  Kim Hartmann brings over 28 years of top-tier management consulting and leadership experience serving local high-growth and global Fortune 50 companies, as well as, forward-looking Foundations and large non-profit organizations. Kim's areas of expertise include business transformation, change management, capacity building and leadership development. Kim has served on various education and arts boards and committees, including:  Scottsdale Parent Council, Arizona Foundation for Women, Combined Metropolitan Phoenix Arts and Sciences and National Charity League. Kim earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting graduating cum laude from Arizona State University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Valley Leadership, Class of XX. 

Mrs. Allyson Beckham - SUSD Governing Board Member
Mrs. Allyson Beckham

SUSD Board Member
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480-484-6238
Current term of office: 2017-2020
Learning Community: Arcadia Learning Community

 Biography

Allyson Beckham was elected to the Governing Board in 2016. She is a third-generation Arizonan who attended SUSD schools, and currently resides in Paradise Valley with her husband, David, where they raised their three children. Allyson holds a BSBA in Finance from the University of Arizona and has a professional background in commercial banking and financial management. As an active community member, she has volunteered counseling pregnant teens, mentoring through an HIV prevention program, teaching child abuse prevention for CASA in public schools, and co-managing a teen girls’ outreach program. She has also served on the boards of Junior League of Arizona, Paradise Valley United Methodist Church Council, the Upward Foundation, National Charity League of Scottsdale, and Desert Foundation Auxiliary. In education specifically, Allyson volunteered in various capacities at her children's’ schools – including public, charter, and private institutions – and serving on the parent boards and school committees. 

Mrs. Pam Kirby - SUSD Governing Board Member
Mrs. Pam Kirby

SUSD Board Member
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480-484-6238
Current term of office: 2015-2018
Learning Community: Desert Mountain Learning Community

 Biography

Pam was elected to the Governing Board in 2010.  A native of Dallas, she moved to Arizona 17 years ago and has called Paradise Valley, within the SUSD boundary, her home for the last ten years. She has three daughters who have attended SUSD public schools.  Pam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.  Pam worked for Arthur Andersen LLP, Marriott Corporation, and most recently, Frito-Lay until she left the workforce in 2006 to spend more time with her family and in her community.  Since then, Pam has held many parent leadership positions in SUSD, serving on Site Councils, PTOs, the Time Task Force and the Superintendent’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Council.  She also served on the Paradise Valley Town Council and as the event co-chair for the 2010 Paradise Valley Relay for Life (American Cancer Society).

Mrs. Sandy Kravetz - SUSD Governing Board Member
Mrs. Sandy Kravetz

SUSD Board Member
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480-484-6238
Current term of office: 2017-2020
Learning Community: Coronado Learning Community

 Biography

Sandy was elected to the Governing Board in 2016. A graduate of Chaparral High School, Ms. Kravetz has a solid foundation within the Scottsdale Unified School District.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Classics from Tufts University, followed by a career as a public relations executive representing medical and consumer products and various industry groups. Sandy also has sales and customer service experience in the merchant services industry.

Sandy and her husband have two children, both of whom attended SUSD schools and are graduates of Chaparral High School. She served in several capacities at the elementary, middle and high schools, including president of Chaparral and Sequoya’s parent teacher organizations, site council representative and Scottsdale Parent Council representative.  Sandy also served on the SUSD parent marketing committee and volunteered with Yes To Children campaigns to pass the Maintenance and Operations override.  Currently, she volunteers at Coronado High School.

Sandy also devotes her time to Valley Interfaith Project at the state capitol advocating on behalf of district public education. She is a past participant in the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute. Additionally, she is a member of the Tufts Alumni Council and Arizona Tufts Alumni group. 

Board Meeting Agenda

Where are copies of board agendas placed?
Copies of the agenda are placed in the front office at least 24 hours prior to each meeting. The board uses a consent agenda format for many routine matters. These items will be considered as a group and voted on with one motion. There will not be separate discussion of these items unless a board member so requests. If a request is received, the item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered as a separate item. They are also posted here, past year's archives are also available.

Visitors are always welcome to speak at board meetings.
Please fill out a public comment card before the meeting and hand it to the board secretary. Presentations are limited to three minutes. The board, by law, is not permitted to discuss items that have not been posted as agenda items. Therefore, if you speak about an item that is not on the agenda, board members will be unable to respond or discuss that item. However, the board may refer your issue to the administration for study and response at a future meeting.

All regular, special and emergency meetings of the Board are open to the public except during executive session. Notices of all meetings are posted at the Education Center at least 24 hours prior to each meeting. By Arizona law, executive sessions may be called by the governing board to discuss: (1) personnel matters; (2) meet and confer items (negotiations); (3) legal matters with attorneys; (4) purchase or lease of real property; and, (5) litigation.

For additional information, please call 480-484-6238.

Board Meeting Schedule

All Regular Board meetings will be held in the Board Room/Lecture Hall at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Avenue, Scottsdale, and all Study Sessions/Special Meetings will be held at the Mohave District Annex, 8500 E. Jackrabbit Road, Scottsdale, unless otherwise indicated. Meetings will begin at times indicated. Copies of the Agenda are available electronically on the District website: www.susd.org. Members of the SUSD Governing Board will attend either in person or by telephone, video or internet conferencing. For further information, please call (480) 484-6238.

2018-2019 Governing Board Schedule
Study Sessions / Special Meetings Regular Board Meetings
Thursdays at 3 PM unless
otherwise indicated
Tuesdays at 5 PM unless
otherwise indicated
August 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. August 14, 2018
August 30, 2018 September 4, 2018
October 4, 2018 October 16, 2018
November 8, 2018 November 13, 2018
December 6, 2018 December 11, 2018
January 10, 2019 January 15, 2019
February 7, 2019 February 12, 2019
March 7, 2019 March 19, 2019
April 11, 2019 April 16, 2019
May 9, 2019 May 14, 2019
June 6, 2019 June 11, 2019
No Meeting June 25, 2019 3:00 PM (Approval of FY19 Budget)