Members Of The Governor’s Minimum Adequacy Guidelines Modernization Committee Announced

October 2, 2023

PHOENIX (Oct. 2, 2023) - Governor Katie Hobbs created the Governor’s Minimum Adequacy Guidelines Modernization Committee through Executive Order 2023-15, issued in June, that is tasked with conducting stakeholder meetings and consulting with experts to develop recommendations for updating the minimum adequacy guidelines for school facilities in Arizona. 

Callie Tyler, Assistant Director, School Facilities Division at the Arizona Department of Administration has been designated as the Chairperson and Governor’s designee and the first meeting of the council will be held on October 25. 

The Governor’s Minimum Adequacy Guidelines Modernization Committee members include:

  • A representative of a large school district – Dr. Perry J. Berry, Superintendent, Queen Creek Unified School District
  • An educator from a rural school - Rachael Henry, Teacher, Sierra Vista Unified School District
  • An educator from an urban school - Violeta Ramos, Teacher, Phoenix Union High School District
  • A representative of an urban school district – Dr. Lupita Hightower, Superintendent, Tolleson Elementary School District
  • A representative of a small school district - Shanna Johnson, Superintendent, Mohawk Valley Elementary School District
  • A school architect - Vispi Karanjia, Managing Partner, Orcutt Winslow
  • A representative of a rural school district - James D. Sheldahl, Superintendent, Yuma Elementary School District
  • A contractor with experience building and/or maintaining public district schools - Todd Steffen, President, CORE Construction
  • Arizona Rural Schools Association Representative - Dr. Robbie Koerperich, Superintendent, Holbrook Unified School District
  • Arizona Association of School Business Officials Representative - Dale Ponder, Chief Financial Officer, Crane Elementary School District
  • Arizona School Administrators Representative – Dr. Paul Tighe, Executive Director, Arizona School Administrators Association
  • Arizona Education Association Representative - Amber Gould, Educator; Greenway High School; Treasurer, Arizona Education Association
  • Arizona School Boards Association Representative - Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, Arizona School Board Association
  • Dr. Williams M. Johnson, Retired Superintendent
  • Gabe Lavine, Director of Emergency Management, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs

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