SUSD Governing Board Elects 2022 Officers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 14, 2022) – Second-year members of the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board have been elected to serve as its president and vice president this year.  Former Desert Canyon Middle School educator Julie Cieniawski and community college instructor Dr. Libby Hart-Wells were elected president and vice president, respectively, at the Board’s January 11 meeting.  The Board chooses new leaders for the calendar year at its first meeting of each new year.

Cieniawski says that working collaboratively toward decisions that have the best impact for students and the community is not always easy, but is necessary.  “Maintaining a focus on doing right by our students and having a willingness to learn how to be better can help our students and community move through even the most challenging of times.”

President Cieniawski calls SUSD students the district’s most valuable asset.  “They need us to demonstrate the value of hard work, perseverance, showing calm through adversity, pursuing creativity, sensibility and facts, and to regularly display grace.”

Likewise, Vice President Hart-Wells says her active support of SUSD involves working with the district’s education and education support professionals, SUSD families, district leadership and her Governing Board colleagues.  “I pledge to continue focusing my energy on ensuring SUSD is and remains a place where all of our students thrive academically, emotionally and socially.  Our students deserve nothing less than our best.”

As the district strives to engage all students in world-class, future-focused learning, Superintendent Dr. Scott Menzel says he looks forward to positive working relationships with the new Board officers.

Patty Beckman, Jann-Michael Greenburg and Zach Lindsay round out the five-member Board.

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