Governing Board

SUSD Governing Board Members

Mrs. Barbara Perleberg

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

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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.

Ms. Pam Kirby

SUSD Board Vice President
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Current term of office: 2015-2018
Learning Community: Desert Mountain Learning Community

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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. Kim Hartmann

SUSD Board Member
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Current term of office: 2015-2018
Learning Community: Chaparral Learning Community

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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 Board Member
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Current term of office: 2017-2020
Learning Community: Arcadia Learning Community

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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. Sandy Kravetz

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

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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. 

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 Lecture Hall of Coronado High School, 7501 East Virginia Avenue, Scottsdale, and all Study Sessions will be held at the Mohave District Annex, 8500 E. Jackrabbit Rd, Scottsdale, unless otherwise indicated. Copies of the Agenda are available on Friday afternoons before the Regular Board meetings at the Education Center and 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 additional information, please call 480-484-6238.

2017-2018 Governing Board Schedule
Study Sessions Regular Board Meetings
Thursdays at 3PM unless
otherwise indicated
Tuesdays at 5PM unless
otherwise indicated
August 10, 2017* August 15, 2017
September 7, 2017 September 12, 2017
October 5, 2017 October 17, 2017
November 9, 2017 November 14, 2017
December 7, 2017 December 12, 2017
January 11, 2018 January 16, 2018
February 8, 2018 February 13, 2018
March 8, 2018 March 20, 2018
April 12, 2018  April 17, 2018
May 10, 2018 May 15, 2018
June 7, 2018 June 12, 2018
No Study Session June 26, 2018 3:00P.M. (Approval of FY19 Budget)

 * Held at Coronado Board Room