Governing Board Members are elected to four-year terms in non-partisan elections to represent the residents within the district's boundaries. Elections are held in November every other year. The majority of Board seats (three in our district) are up for election in presidential election years. Board members volunteer their time and meet several times per month. Boardsmanship requires a significant time commitment, not only in terms of meetings and related events but in preparation. Our governing board is a member of the Arizona School Boards Association.
Individuals interested in running for the Governing Board may request more information from the Maricopa County School Superintendent's Office at (602) 506-3866.
Current Board Members
Moses Sanchez - President
Moses Sanchez was elected to the board in 2012. His current term on the board expires in 2016.
Mr. Sanchez and his wife Maria reside in Ahwatukee with their two teenagers who attend Desert Vista High School. Moses is active in the community as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ahwatukee and Corpus Christi Catholic Church. He has served in the US Navy for 12 years, 3 years active and 9 years as a reservist, with a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011.
Mr. Sanchez holds a BS in Business Management and an MBA and has taught at the middle school, high school, and college levels. He is currently teaching at South Mountain Community College and works at BMO Harris Bank.
Sandy Lowe - Vice President
Sandy Lowe was elected to the board in 2012. Her current term expires in 2016.
Mrs. Lowe has lived in Tempe since 1987 with her husband Mike and two sons Patrick and Christopher, graduates of Corona del Sol. She has been an active parent in education for over 18 years and her experience includes parent organization leadership roles, Site Council representative and District committees as a parent stakeholder.
Mrs. Lowe holds a B.S. in Social Work (Univ. of Minn.) and an M.B.A. from ASU. She retired from APS after 18 years of working in Research, Marketing and Rates.
Michelle Helm is now serving her fourth term on the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board. During her first term, she served as vice-president and president. Her current term expires in 2016.
Mrs. Helm holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master's degree in administration and policy studies, both from Arizona State University. She has lived in Tempe for 32 years and has taught middle school students for 22 years. She is the parent of two children.
DeeAnne McClenahan was elected to the board in 2014. Her current term expires in 2018.
Ms. McClenahan has lived in the Tempe Union High School District since 2005 and currently resides in Tempe with husband Marc McClenahan. Her two daughters graduated from Corona del Sol High School and later from Arizona State and The University of Arizona. She has been active with the District as a parent, community member, and as a Governing Board Member from 2009-2012, serving as Vice President in 2012.
Ms. McClenahan holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland and has had a career in finance, accounting, procurement, and sustainability. She is currently the Controller for Window Rock Capital in Gilbert, Arizona.
Brandon Schmoll was elected to the board in 2014. His current term expires in 2018.
Mr. Schmoll is an active member of the TUHSD community, having lived in the District for over 14 years. He serves as Constable for the Kyrene Justice Precinct and Director of Phoenix Block Watch for the Phoenix South Mountain police precinct.
Mr. Schmoll advocates for the abused and neglected children and animals he encounters in his role as Constable. He follows the Golden Rule and "treat(s) people…the way I would want to be treated under the same circumstances." A graduate of Desert Vista High School, Mr. Schmoll holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a certificate in investments from Northern Arizona University.
Past TUHSD Governing Board Members
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:05