Governing Board


Created: May 27, 2021 01:31 pm / Updated: 28/07/2021 14:47

The Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board is composed of five members elected by the voters in the District. These individuals serve staggered four-year terms. They dedicate numerous hours to the District and serve without pay.

The district was established by the state legislature, by the authority of the Arizona State Constitution, for the purpose of providing an education to all the students of the district. This is the district’s prime function. The Governing Board is selected by the citizens of the community to ensure that this prime function is accomplished in an effective and efficient way. The Board members are responsible for decision-making regarding goals and policies that govern the operation of the school district. As representatives of the people who own and support the schools, the Governing Board accepts the responsibility to identify community needs and opinions and to direct strategies that are responsive within the budgetary limitations of the district.

Board members must have knowledge of the state’s school laws, regulations of the State Department of Education, and district policies and regulations. A person who is a registered voter in Arizona and has been a resident of the Sunnyside District for one year immediately preceding Election Day is eligible for election to the office of Governing board member. No employee of the district or spouse may be a Board member.

The Governing Board will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the: Fred T. Bull Administration Building Governing Board Room 2238 East Ginter Road (unless otherwise noted in the agenda.)

The meetings are open to the public. During each regularly scheduled Governing Board meeting, a “Call to the Audience” is made to give interested individuals in the audience an opportunity to address the Board. Participation is encouraged. You may view agendas online at sunnysideschools.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic.

Beki Quintero - Governing Board Member
Beki Quintero
Board President

Ms. Beki Quintero and her husband are lifetime residents of the Sunnyside community. Ms. Quintero graduated from Sunnyside High School with the class of 1971 and husband Richard, in 1970. Ms. Quintero comes from strong family ties to the Sunnyside community as the daughter of Josie and Manny Herrera Jr., also strong advocates and steadfast community leaders. For the past forty years, Ms. Quintero has worked tirelessly to enact programs that engage and educate the youth so they may actively pursue opportunities that will benefit others on a larger, more global scale.

As a strong community advocate, passionate about education and promoting opportunities for the youth in her community, Ms. Quintero also works with local businesses to develop key funding and operational support for our schools. She has worked with programs such as the Community Justice Board’s volunteer graffiti abatement and the All American Awards; a recognition program sponsored by the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. Ms. Quintero founded the Community Peace Garden in Manuel Herrera Jr. Park. With the Garden, she has dedicated her time and efforts to children of the community during their journey of personal growth, giving them a chance to work the soil and learn life lessons.

Ms. Quintero has dedicated a lifetime to children guiding them to take on responsibilities and challenges they are so capable of. She has also cultivated strong working relationships with elected officials and local media to keep education and youth issues at the forefront of our collective consciousness.

Consuelo Hernandez
Consuelo Hernandez
Board Clerk

Consuelo Hernandez is a graduate of the Sunnyside School District. After graduating, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Global Health from Arizona State University. Consuelo is dedicated to helping students achieve and understands the struggles young minority students often face as they navigate through the college system. As a college student, Consuelo had few resources and little guidance, and quickly realized the system of higher education was not intended to support students like herself. Hoping to bridge this gap, Consuelo began mentoring at-risk youth, and has since spent more than ten years fighting for education equity in her community. From hosting free citizenship clinics in the Sunnyside community, to raising money to help students afford their DACA renewals, to providing medical and public health services at free clinics in Panama and Ghana—Consuelo is ready to do the work and brings her passion and experience to the Sunnyside Governing Board.

Eva Carillo Dong
Eva Carrillo Dong
Board Member

In her career, in her personal life and as a member of her community, Eva Carrillo Dong has worked passionately and persistently to empower individuals and families. A lifelong resident of the Southside, she is a leader in the Environmental Justice Action Group’s Community Advisory Board. Having seen close-up the devastating effects of TCE, she wants to ensure that industry is not allowed to destroy families. A member of the Pima County Interfaith Council for eight years, Eva is fighting for funding for Schools Plus Jobs to prevent high school students from dropping out, for Job Path to provide training for older adults, and for Kidco to give families affordable daycare. A single mother of four children, Ms. Dong knows how important it is for families to have jobs that allow them to spend time with their children. She has been a strong advocate of a living wage to allow parents to be at home more with their children, to allow the family unit to be strong. In addition to her work with PCIC, which is non-partisan, she is also a Democratic Party precinct chairperson.

In her career as Title 1 coordinator and lead teacher for the Pima Accommodation District of the Court Alternative Program of Education, Ms. Dong worked with young people 9 to 17 years old detained by the courts. She led the effort and become the only detention center in the nation to achieve NCA accreditation. Ms. Dong works with her students on academics as well as life skills and community involvement so that they will be empowered to treat themselves better and work for things that will touch their children’s lives in the future.

A student in Sunnyside schools from kindergarten through graduation from Sunnyside High, Ms. Dong has remained active in the school district as her four children attended Sunnyside schools. She has been a site council member, a mariachi booster, and a PTO president “for a zillion years,” and is in her third term as a Governing Board member. She also represents her community as a member of the Liberty Partnership that brings together 25 social service agencies monthly to make the most effective use of resources to benefit families. As a community leader, professional educator and political activist, Ms. Dong is a strong voice for children and families.

Eva Carrillo Dong is a member of the National Association for Latino Elected Officials, working to educate people on issues such as the dropout rate and economic disparities for minorities; NALEO focuses on Latinos but is a voice for all minorities. She is also active in the Arizona Correctional Education Association, the National School Board Association’s Federal Relations Network and the NSBA Hispanic Caucus. As an activist for education, environmental safety and economic opportunity, Ms. Dong motivates and empowers others because she knows that they will achieve more than what she can do as one person.

Lisette Nunez
Lisette Nunez
Board Member

Lisette Nunez was born and raised on the Southside of Tucson and graduated from Sunnyside High School. After graduating from Sunnyside High School, she attended the University of Arizona where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development with a Minor in Counseling. Shortly after she began working for the desegregation department at TUSD as a Restorative Practices Facilitator, ensuring equitable discipline practices amongst the district. Lisette is trained by the International Institute of Restorative Practices as a trainer of trainers and has served on AVID site committee. Currently, she is obtaining her master's in Legal studies with an emphasis on policy and economic law from the University of Arizona. She is a mother to a 4-year-old son who attends Sunnyside District Schools. Community and family engagement, serving our students and families with resources to be successful contributing members of our community is always a goal for Lisette. Her family’s roots run deep within the district. Growing up, her grandmother worked at Sunnyside High School for over 35 years in the SPED department, both parents are also graduates of Sunnyside High School. Rivera Elementary is proudly named after her late aunt, Rosemarie Rivera who made such a profound impact on so many lives within such a short period of time with us. Lisette hopes to carry on the tradition, and proudly serve her schools and community. Her dedication to serving our students with quality and equitable education is her priority.
Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor
Board Member

Matthew Taylor, was born and raised on the south side of Tucson, Arizona. Growing up, Matthew attended Liberty Elementary, Apollo Middle School, and Sunnyside High School. As a junior in high school, he fell into the foster care system, eventually dropping out of high school. After hiding from the foster care system and eventually aging out of the system a few years after, his circumstances inspired him to return his focus to education. In 2018, he earned his GED and began taking college classes. He is currently studying Law at Pima Community College. He’s a dedicated dancer with Ballet Folklorico Tapatio, a dance group in the heart of South Tucson, and has been dancing there for 17 years. Matthew has also served on the board of directors for the local nonprofit Tucson Pride, helping to organize and plan the 2019 Tucson Pride Festival and Parade, along with advocating for critical resources in the local LGBTQ+ community. In 2020, Matthew was elected to the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board. Since then, he’s also begun working for Council Member Richard Fimbres in the Ward 5 Council Office, continuing his public service to our south side communities.

 

 

The Sunnyside Unified School District was established through action of the Pima County Board of  Supervisors on June 6, 1921. Classes were held in a one-room adobe building, Sunnyside  Elementary School. The District’s first budget was for $1,500 and the teachers monthly salary was  $135. The average daily membership was 22 students. The population of Tucson at that time was  20,292.

Previous Governing Board Members

1932
  • E.W. Buchanen
1933
  • Howard Stough - President
  • E.W. Buchanan - Clerk
  • Robert Templeton
1934
  • Howard Stough - President
  • E.W. Buchanan - Clerk
  • Robert Templeton
1935
  • Howard Stough - President
  • E.W. Buchanan - Clerk
  • Robert Templeton
1936
  • Howard Stough - President
  • E.W. Buchanan - Clerk
  • Robert Templeton
  • Lou Elias
  • Stella Nolan
1937
  • Howard Stough - President
  • Robert Templeton - Clerk
  • Lou Elias
  • John F. Dayton
1938
  • Howard Stough - President
  • John F. Dayton - Clerk
  • Lou Elias
1939
  • Howard Stough - President
  • Robert Templeton - Clerk
  • John F. Dayton
1940
  • Rollin Burr - President
  • Charles Mann - Clerk
  • Mr. Davidson
1941
  • Charles Mann - President
  • John F. Dayton - Clerk
  • Rollin Burr
1942
  • John F. Dayton - President
  • John Blackaz - Clerk
  • C.L. Tanner
1943
  • John F. Dayton - President
  • John Blackaz - Clerk
  • C.L. Tanner
1944
  • C.J. Tanner - President
  • John Blackaz - Clerk
  • Frank J. Ricke
1945
  • Frank J. Ricke - President
  • John Blackaz - Clerk
  • C.L. Tanner
1946
  • Frank J. Ricke - President
  • John Blackaz - Clerk
  • C.L. Tanner
1947
  • C.L. Tanner - President
  • George Edwards - Clerk
  • John Blackaz
1948
  • C.L. Tanner - President
  • George Edwards - Clerk
  • Louis Alaimo
1949
  • C.L. Tanner - President
  • George Edwards - Clerk
  • Louis Alaimo
1950
  • C.L. Tanner - President
  • Louis Alaimo - Clerk
  • Ben C. Fidler
1951
  • C.L. Tanner - President
  • Louis Alaimo - Clerk
  • Ben C. Fidler
1952
  • C.L. Tanner - President
  • Louis Alaimo - Clerk
  • Ben C. Fidler
1953
  • Louis Alaimo - President
  • Ben C. Fidler - Clerk
  • C.L. Tanner
1954
  • Louis Alaimo - President
  • Ben C. Fidler - Clerk
  • Rex Hendricks
1955
  • Ben C. Fidler - President
  • Rex Hendricks - Clerk
  • Wilbur G. Phillips
1956
  • Ben C. Fidler - President
  • Rex Hendricks - Clerk
  • A.D. Kille
  • Sidney Nielsen
  • Wilbur G. Phillips
1957
  • Wilbur G. Phillips - President
  • Sidney H. Nielsen - Clerk
  • C.J. Nichols
  • Raymond Streich
  • A.D. Kille
1958
  • Sydney H. Nielsen - President
  • C.J. Nichols - Clerk
  • A.D. Kille
  • Raymond Streich
  • Wilbur G. Phillips
1959
  • C.J. Nichols - President
  • Raymond Streich - Clerk
  • Wilbur G. Phillips
  • J.L.Hosletter
  • A.D. Kille
1960
  • A.D.Kille - President
  • Raymond Streich - Clerk
  • Wilbur G. Phillips
  • Kirby J. Kegans
  • C.J. Nichols
1961
  • Raymond Streich - President
  • Wilbur G. Phillips - Clerk
  • Kirby J. Kegans
  • C.J. Nichols
  • William R. Bridges
1962
  • Wilbur G. Phillips - President
  • Kirby J. Kegans - Clerk
  • C.J. Nichols
  • William R. Bridges
  • H.W. Eytchison
1963
  • Kirby J. Kegans - President
  • C.J. Nichols - Clerk
  • William R. Bridges
  • H.W. Eytchison
  • Paul D. Hult
1964
  • C.J. Nichols - President
  • William R. Bridges - Clerk
  • Kirby J. Kegans
  • H.W. Eytchison
  • Paul D. Hult
1965
  • William R. Bridges - President
  • H.W. Eytchison - Clerk
  • Paul D. Hult
  • Kirby J. Kegans
  • C. J. Nichols
1966
  • Kirby J. Kegans - President
  • Paul D. Hult - Clerk
  • William R. Bridges
  • C.J. Nichols
  • Orville Moore
1967
  • Paul D. Hult - President
  • Kirby J. Kegans - Clerk
  • William R. Bridges
  • Charles P. Morehead
  • .J. Nichols
1968
  • Kirby J. Kegans - President
  • C.J. Nichols - Clerk
  • William R. Bridges
  • Paul D. Hult
  • Charles P. Morehead
1969
  • C.J. Nichols - President
  • William R. Bridges - Clerk
  • Paul D. Hult
  • Kirby J. Kegans
  • Charles P. Morehead
1970
  • William R. Bridges - President
  • Charles P. Morehead - Clerk
  • Paul D. Hult
  • Kirby J. Kegans
  • O.K. Wolfenbarger
1971
  • Paul D. Hult - President
  • Kirby J. Kegans - Clerk
  • William R. Bridges
  • Charles P. Morehead
  • O.K. Wolfenbarger
1972
  • Paul D. Hult - President
  • Kirby J. Kegans - Clerk
  • William R. Bridges
  • Charles P. Morehead
  • O.K. Wolfenbarger
1973
  • C.J. Nichols - President
  • William R. Bridges - Clerk
  • Paul D. Hult
  • Kirby J. Kegans
  • Charles P. Morehead
1974
  • William R. Bridges - President
  • Charles P. Morehead - Clerk
  • Paul D. Hult
  • Kirby J. Kegans
  • C. J. Nichols
1975
  • Charles P. Morehead - President
  • Paul D. Hult - Clerk
  • William R. Bridges
  • Daniel B. Fernandez
  • C. J. Nichols
1976
  • Paul D. Hult - President
  • William R. Bridges - Clerk
  • Daniel B. Fernandez
  • Charles P. Morehead
  • C. J. Nichols
1977
  • C. J. Nichols - President
  • Daniel B. Fernandez - Clerk
  • Camilo M. Castrillo
  • Fred L. Daily
  • Nancy M. Stinson
1978
  • Daniel B. Fernandez - President
  • Nancy M. Stinson - Clerk
  • Camilo M. Castrillo
  • A.L. “Fred” Daily
  • Betty J. Martinez
1979
  • Al Arellano - President
  • Ramon Castillo - Clerk
  • Camilo Castrillo
  • A.L. “Fred” Daily
  • Nancy Stinson
1980
  • Al Arellano - President
  • Nancy Stinson - Clerk
  • Ramon Castillo
  • A.L. “Fred” Daily
  • Camilo Castrillo
1981
  • Camilo Castrillo - President
  • Richard Palmer - Clerk
  • Al Arellano
  • Ramon Castillo
  • W.A. “Doc” Holliday, Jr.
1982
  • Richard Palmer - President
  • Al Arellano - Clerk
  • Camilo Castrillo
  • W.A. “Doc” Holliday, Jr.
  • David “Rusty” Morehead
1983
  • Al Arellano - President
  • David “Rusty” Morehead - Clerk
  • Camilo Castrillo
  • W.A. “Doc” Holliday, Jr.
  • Richard Palmer
1984
  • W.A. “Doc” Holliday, Jr. - President
  • David “Rusty” Morehead - Clerk
  • Al Arellano
  • Camilo Castrillo
  • Richard Palmer
1985
  • David “Rusty” Morehead - President
  • Richard Palmer - Clerk
  • Al Arellano (as of April 23)
  • Jose Carbajal (appointed)
  • Bill Cox, Jr.
  • W.A. “Doc” Holliday, Jr.
1986
  • David “Rusty” Morehead - President
  • Bill Cox, Jr. - Clerk
  • Al Arellano
  • Jose Carbajal.
  • W.A. “Doc” Holliday, Jr.
1987
  • Jose Carbajal - President
  • Al Arellano - Clerk
  • Jim Cockson
  • Bill Cox, Jr.
  • Linda Lopez
1988
  • Jose Carbajal - President
  • Bill Cox, Jr. - Clerk
  • Al Arellano
  • Jim Cockson
  • Linda Lopez
1989
  • Linda Lopez - President
  • Bill Cox, Jr. - Clerk
  • Al Arellano
  • Jose Carbajal
  • Jim Cockson
1990
  • Al Arellano - President
  • Linda Lopez - Clerk
  • Jose Carbajal
  • Jim Cockson
  • Bill Cox, Jr.
  • Louie Gonzales (appointed)
1991
  • Louie Gonzales - President
  • Linda Lopez - Clerk
  • Al Arellano
  • Jose Carbajal
  • Jim Cockson
  • Ed Norris, Jr. (appointed)
1992
  • Louie Gonzales - President
  • Jose Carbajal - Clerk
  • Al Arellano
  • Linda Lopez
  • Ed Norris, Jr.
1993
  • Al Arellano - President
  • Louie Gonzales - Clerk
  • Trini Armenta
  • Jose Carbajal
  • Linda Lopez
1994
  • Linda Lopez - President
  • Trini Armenta - Clerk
  • Jose Carbajal
  • Louie Gonzales
  • Al Arellano
1995
  • Linda Lopez - President
  • Louie Gonzales - Clerk
  • Trini Armenta
  • Eric Giffin
  • Jose Carbajal
1996
  • Trini Armenta - President
  • Linda Lopez - Clerk
  • Jose Carbajal
  • Eric Giffin
  • Robert Jaramillo
1997
  • Linda Araiza - President
  • Linda Lopez - President (as of April 22) Ned Norris, Jr. - Clerk
  • Eric Giffin
  • Robert Jaramillo
1998
  • Linda Lopez - President
  • Ned Norris, Jr. - Clerk
  • Luis Araiza
  • Eric Giffin
  • Robert Jaramillo
1999
  • Ned Norris, Jr. - President
  • Linda Lopez - Clerk
  • Luis Araiza
  • Eva Carrillo Dong
  • Robert Jaramillo
2000
  • Eva Carrillo Dong - President
  • Ned Norris, Jr. - Clerk
  • Luis Araiza
  • Robert Jaramillo
  • Linda Lopez
2001
  • Eva Carrillo Dong - President
  • Eric Giffin - Clerk
  • Robert Jaramillo
  • Linda Lopez
  • Edwin Rios
2002
  • Eric Giffin - President
  • Eva Carrillo Dong - Clerk
  • Robert Jaramillo
  • Linda Lopez
  • Edwin Rios
2003
  • Eva Carrillo Dong - President
  • Eric Giffin - Clerk
  • Robert Jaramillo
  • Edwin Rios
  • Tony Silvain
2004
  • Eric Giffin - President
  • Eva Dong - Clerk
  • Robert Jaramillo
  • Edwin Rios
  • Tony Silvain
2005
  • Eva Dong - President
  • Luis Araiza - Clerk
  • Robert Jaramillo
  • Linda Lopez
  • Tony Silvain
2006
  • Linda Lopez - President
  • Tony Silvain - Clerk
  • Luis Araiza
  • Eva Dong
  • Robert Jaramillo
2007
  • Eva Dong -President
  • Louie Gonzales - Clerk
  • Magdalena Barajas
  • Eric Giffin
  • Robert Jaramillo
2008
  • Eva Dong - President
  • Eric Giffin - Clerk
  • Magdalena Barajas
  • Louie Gonzales
  • Robert Jaramillo
2009
  • Louie Gonzales - President
  • Magdalena Barajas - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Eric Giffin
  • Robert Jaramillo
2010
  • Louie Gonzales - President
  • Magdalena Barajas - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Eric Giffin
  • Robert Jaramillo
2011
  • Louie Gonzales - President
  • Magdalena Barajas - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Robert Jaramillo
  • Eric Giffin/Buck Crouch (appointed)
2012
  • Magdalena Barajas - President
  • Buck Crouch - Clerk (Appointed)
  • Eva Dong
  • Louie Gonzales
  • Daniel Hernandez, Jr.
2013
  • Louie Gonzales - President
  • Buck Crouch - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Daniel Hernandez, Jr.
  • Bobby Garcia
  • Beki Quintero (Replacing Bobby Garcia)
  • Eric Giffin (Replacing Louie Gonazles)
2014
  • Daniel Hernandez, Jr. - President
  • Buck Crouch - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Eric Giffin
  • Beki Quintero
2015
  • Daniel Hernandez, Jr. - President
  • Buck Crouch - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Eric Giffin
  • Beki Quintero
2016
  • Buck Crouch - President
  • Daniel Hernandez, Jr. - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Eric Giffin
  • Beki Quintero
2017
  • Buck Crouch - President
  • Eva Dong - Clerk
  • Daniel Hernandez, Jr.
  • Eric Giffin
  • Beki Quintero
2018
  • Buck Crouch - President
  • Beki Quintero - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Daniel Hernandez, Jr.
2019
  • Buck Crouch - President
  • Beki Quintero - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Consuelo Hernandez
  • Roberto Jaramillo
2020
  • Buck Crouch - President
  • Beki Quintero - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Consuelo Hernández
  • Roberto Jaramillo
2021
  • Beki Quintero - President
  • Consuelo Hernández - Clerk
  • Eva Dong
  • Lisette Nunez
  • Matthew Taylor