School Board

Get to Know Your Governing Board
 


Sue Dolphin
President
Sue Dolphin Mrs. Dolphin has lived in Wittmann with her husband, Bill, for over 24 years. Although still active on several committees, she has been retired for the past 6 years. She has worked in accounting for several employers in the Valley including Sun Health, Desert Sky Pavilions, and Bill Johnson’s Restaurants. Mrs. Dolphin remembers when Grand Avenue was just a two-lane highway and “you never met another car on the drive out here.” Now we have grown from a small rural school into two large elementary campuses.
“I am honored to serve on the school board and I hope to make a difference in our community. I believe that education is an investment in our community’s future and must be the most important thing that we pass on to our children. Our children must be prepared to go forth with the tools to succeed in today’s global economy and be proud to say they are from Nadaburg Unified School District. I know we can accomplish this and I hope to be a part of that.”

Matt Varitek
Clerk
Matt Varitek

Mr. Varitek is an actuary for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), which is Arizona’s version of Medicaid. He has 14 years of actuarial experience in the commercial health insurance industry and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mr. Varitek holds a B.S. in mathematics from Illinois State University.

“My professional success follows from my education. I have been fortunate to receive the attention and care of so many people – beginning with my parents - who are knowledgeable, committed to my growth, and willing to share what they know. I can think of no better way to thank the people who helped me explore my talents than to pay forward my own efforts for the benefit of the next generation. As a board member, I will seek input from everyone who will provide it, govern responsibly, treat people respectfully, and help ensure that the resources available are used as effectively as possible.”


Valarie Serrano
Board Member
Valarie Serrano
Mrs. Serrano has lived in Surprise for over ten years with her husband and children. She has been employed with Maricopa County for fourteen years, and prior to that she was a member of the United States Air Force.Mrs. Serrano has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Education.
“Above the titles of wife and mother, which although dear, are transitory and accidental, there is the title human being, which precedes and out ranks every other.”-Mary Ashton Livermore


Sandy Jordan
Board Member
Sandy Jordan
Mrs. Jordan and her husband, Jody, moved to Wittmann in 1990. She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a BS degree in Agriculture. Sandy is currently employed by a commercial general contractor and is a member of the AZ USGBC Green Schools Advocacy Committee.
Sandy was a previous Nadaburg School Board member for 8 years and Board President for 2 years. Her son attended Nadaburg Elementary School and graduated from Wickenburg High School. Sandy has also been teaching Martial Arts in Wittmann for 20 years.

Ann Brown
Board Member
Ann Brown Mrs. Brown was appointed to the NUSD Governing Board in January 2015 by the County Superintendent of Schools. She is married and has two grown daughters. Ann has served on two K-8 school site councils and is very familiar with the role of governing boards. She will work on the Governing Board to help ensure that the Nadaburg School District will be as successful as possible.

  

The Governing Board holds its regular meeting the second Wednesday of each month in the historic Nadaburg schoolhouse. We welcome and encourage all parents, staff, and community members to attend. We see our community as a great asset and an important resource - necessary to the improvement of our educational programs. When we come together in support of our children, we are strong. To review our Board Policies, please visit the ASBA site and click on the  Nadaburg Policy Manual on the left side of the page.

To view our Governing Board Meeting Agendas please click here

 Generally speaking, regular Board meetings are meetings "held in public" to accomplish the Board's business, with a time for public comment reserved at the beginning of each meeting. Meeting Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting at the District Office, the U.S. Post Office in Wittmann  and here on the District's website.

 
We Believe
  • Students are the number-one priority.
  • The Board conveys the educational wants, needs, and desires of the community, and establishes policies accordingly.
  • The Board maintains high expectations for the District and themselves in working toward excellence.