Fact-Based Conservative Sighting at the DVUSD Board Meeting

It sure has been quiet in Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) these last few months, and if you ask me, Secular Fam, that’s a good thing!

In case your memory needs some jostling, DVUSD elected new leadership on the governing board. The amount of time spent trying to make sense of the things that come out of the mouths of Board Members Fisher and Paperman has been greatly reduced because President Ann Ordway runs a tight ship, and these meetings are so much more efficient.

Since President Ordway provides such a strong example of leadership and collaboration, I feel it’s important to highlight the good that also happens at so many of these school board meetings.

(Unfortunately, there will also be bad.)

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Jeanne Casteen, Secular AZ Executive Director

JEANNE CASTEEN has a bachelor’s degree in human communication and history from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU and a master’s in education, also from ASU. Jeanne has over 11 years of experience teaching in Maricopa County’s public schools. In 2011, Jeanne completed the Emerge Arizona program and in 2012 became a school board member of the Creighton School District. She served as Board President from 2016 through 2020. In 2020, Ms. Casteen ran for Maricopa County School Superintendent, and came within 12,000 votes of winning. She has been awarded the Arizona School Public Relations Association Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Political Contributions to Education as well as the Arizona School Board Association’s All-Arizona School Board Member Award.

Author: Jeanne Casteen, Secular AZ Executive Director

JEANNE CASTEEN has a bachelor’s degree in human communication and history from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU and a master’s in education, also from ASU. Jeanne has over 11 years of experience teaching in Maricopa County’s public schools. In 2011, Jeanne completed the Emerge Arizona program and in 2012 became a school board member of the Creighton School District. She served as Board President from 2016 through 2020. In 2020, Ms. Casteen ran for Maricopa County School Superintendent, and came within 12,000 votes of winning. She has been awarded the Arizona School Public Relations Association Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Political Contributions to Education as well as the Arizona School Board Association’s All-Arizona School Board Member Award.