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SUSD Governing Board Members

Mrs. Patty Beckman - SUSD Governing Board Member
Mrs. Patty Beckman

SUSD Board President
480-484-6238
Current term of office: 2019-2022
Learning Community: Saguaro Learning Community

 Biography

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 currently 8th graders at Mohave Middle School. 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 last year’s Mohave Middle School PTO co-President.

Patty is a working parent and has enjoyed a successful 21-year career in finance. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Arizona State University and has earned various finance licenses since then. She began her career with Smith Barney/Citigroup and is currently CFO of 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. Patty and her family have a long history in Arizona and have been Paradise Valley residents for 17 years.

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To email all governing board members, please email govbrd@susd.org.

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

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

Mr. Jann-Michael Greenburg - SUSD Governing Board Member
Mr. Jann-Michael Greenburg

SUSD Board Member
480-484-6238
Current term of office: 2019-2022
Learning Community: Coronado Learning Community

 Biography

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 (Scotland) School of Law, 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 for music copyright-licensing firm Tresóna Multimedia, of which he is Executive Vice President of Business Affairs. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, he began volunteering at Yavapai Elementary School in September 2017. Jann-Michael is a fully licensed attorney and is a member of the New York Bar Association to practice law in the state of New York.

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

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

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

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

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.

2019-2020 Governing Board Schedule
Study Sessions / Special Meetings Regular Board Meetings
Tuesdays at 5 PM unless
otherwise indicated
Tuesdays at 5 PM unless
otherwise indicated
June 6, 2019 at 2PM June 11, 2019 
July 2019 - No Meeting June 25, 2019 at 3PM Approval of FY19-20 Budget
August 6, 2019 August 20, 2019
September 3, 2019 September 17, 2019
October 1, 2019 October 15, 2019
November 5, 2019 November 19, 2019
December 3, 2019 December 17, 2019
January 7, 2020 January 21, 2020
February 4, 2020 February 18, 2020
March 3, 2020 March 17, 2020
April 7, 2020 April 21, 2020
May 5, 2020 May 19, 2020
June 9, 2020 June 23, 2020 at 3PM: Approval of FY20-21 Budget