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Our Governing Board

Our community elects governing board members that are interested in serving our school and community. Board meetings are open to the public. We encourage you to attend these meetings to stay up-to-date on what is happening in our district.

Mission of the Governing Board

Our mission is to educate all students to become responsible, college-and-career-ready community members.

Meet Our Governing Board

Bonnie Hudson
President
Biography

About Bonnie Hudson

Bonnie Hudson is a second generation Arizonan, who was raised on a cotton farm in Laveen. Like her parents before her, she was educated in the Arizona public educational system. She has lived in different states and has been able to experience different regional cultures, especially during her years working for the airlines. She has two adult children residing in California. Bonnie moved to Tonopah in 1999 where she owned and managed a small construction company until the economic downturn. Since that time, she has worked for SMUSD, from which she retired. She has a strong interest in the quality of the public education our children are receiving and feels that participating as a school board member is the perfect opportunity to contribute positively toward the continued improvement of our school district.

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Paul Roetto
Clerk
Biography

About Paul Roetto

Paul earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Citadel, served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years, and retired Navy Reserves. He has lived in Tonopah for 25 years and was employed at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station for 12 of those years. Hiking Saddle Mountain is a favorite pastime of his. When he isn’t volunteering his handyman skills, he is involved in many community organizations. Paul claims all of our students as “his children.” He believes all the students deserve the very best education possible.

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Dan Blackson
Member
Biography

About Dan Blackson

Dan Blackson has lived in the Tonopah community for 34 years with his wife, June. Their four children are graduates of Ruth Fisher Elementary School. He has been active in the community and has been on the Tonopah Community Council and Tonopah Valley Fire District, Inc. Board. Dan served in the U.S. Navy for six years, retired from APS after working for 28 years at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, and currently works for a local municipality as the Water/Wastewater Division Manager. Dan has an AA degree from Glendale Community College, a BS degree from ASU, and an MT degree from ASU.

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Bernadette Delacruz
Member
Biography

About Bernadette Delacruz

Bernadette was raised in California and moved to Arizona full-time in 2012. She earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting followed by a master’s in business administration with concentration in information management systems. Bernadette’s accounting background has been in the healthcare sector for the last 15 years. She currently works for a not-for-profit company that delivers affordable, high-quality healthcare in Phoenix. When she isn’t spending time with her family, she remains active in her community.

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John Waid
Member
Biography

About John Waid

Mr. John Waid was born in Biloxi, MS. His father was in the Air Force (Satellite Strategies and Command) and his mother was a stay-at-home mom. As a military family, they moved often, generally every two or three years. As a child, he attended schools in Colorado, Arizona, California, Australia, and Arkansas. When he was seven, they moved to Arkansas where he attended school until he graduated from high school and attended college. He attended Arkansas Tech University, majoring in engineering until his junior year when he accepted a work study at Arkansas Nuclear One as an engineering student. After completing that work assignment, he decided that he needed to take a different direction in education and life. He became a police officer for the City of Russellville, where he worked for over fourteen years as a patrolman, detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, and division commander. In 1997, he received the Officer of the Year award. While working at the police department, he finished his bachelor of science in Police Administration from Columbia Southern University. In 1995, he met Amy Pruitt and married her in 1998. They currently have three wonderful daughters: McKinley (at Tonopah Valley High School), Raegan (at Tartesso Elementary), and Lyncoln. They have lived in the Tartesso community in Buckeye since January 2008. Mr. Waid currently works for APS at the Palo Verde Generating Station.

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