15 candidates apply for TUSD board vacancy

Schools superintendent will announce appointment by Nov. 1

15 candidates apply for TUSD board vacancy
Mark Stegeman announced his resignation on Oct. 3. (Source: KOLD News 13)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Pima County School Superintendent reached out to the community earlier this month asking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Tucson Unified School District governing board created by the resignation of one of its longtime members and the results for applicants are in.

Mark Stegeman, who had been a member since 2009, announced his resignation on Oct. 3.

The remaining board members declined to submit names to the superintendent for consideration for his replacement, so Superintendent Dustin J. Williams will now consider any qualified candidate.

The following people successfully submitted their affidavit of qualification and candidate appointment questionnaire to the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office by the Oct. 24 deadline for the TUSD Governing Board vacancy:

1) John Christopher Ackerley

2) Roger Blumenthal

3) Bruce A. Burke

4) Debe A. Campos-Fleenor

5) Luis Armando Gonzales

6) Cristina Mennella

7) Betts Putnam-Hidalgo

8) Adam Ragan

9) Joshua Reilly

10) Raul Romero

11) Tobin Rosen

12) Peter Santaniello

13) Joel Smith

14) Luis Armando Vega

15) Charlie Verdin

TUSD says all applications will be thoroughly reviewed and considered by the Superintendent and Chief Deputy. Superintendent Williams will announce his appointment on or before Nov. 1, 2019.

“I take this responsibility very seriously. I will appoint the candidate who most closely aligns with TUSD’s governing board adopted mission, vision, and values,” Williams said.

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