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Board Members

The HUSD Governing Board is proud to be serving the community in an effort to improve the educational experience of our children. 

For questions or concerns, please contact the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Governing Board at (928) 759-5007.

The members of the board are:
Richard Adler - President 
(928) 710-3212
Term expires 12/31/2024
Board Member Richard Adler
Brianne Wolcott  - Vice President 
Term expires 12/31/2026
Brianne Wolcott
Paul Ruwald
(623) 262-0344
Term expires 12/31/2024
Paul Ruwald
Suzie Roth
Term expires 12/31/2024
Board Member Suzie Roth
Lyana Mazon 
Term expires 12/31/2026
Lyana Mazon
The five Governing Board members are elected for staggered, four-year terms during the November General Election. Board members are elected from the community at large. State law does not limit the number of terms a member may serve.
Board Responses to Issues
Many issues require review and deliberation by the Board if good decisions are to be made. Immediate answers usually cannot be rendered. The Board will listen to citizens and answer questions or make a decision on concerns as soon as possible, but memeers need to review all available information regarding the matter. The public will be notified through the local media and various District publications as to when Board meetings will be held to when Board meetings will be held to decide issues of concern. 
Board members receive no financial compensation for any of the services and support they provide to the District. Members are reimbursed for mileage and expenses when on Board duty. 
Board-Superintendent Relations
The successful operation of schools requires a close, effective working relationship between the Board and the Superintendent. The relationship must be one of trust, goodwill and candor. As the legally designated governing body, the Board retains final authority within the District. The Superintendent is the Board's professional advisor to whom the Board delegates executive responsibility. The Superintendent serves as the leader and recommends policies to the Board, carries out Board approved policies and evaluates the results of such policies. 
Board Duties and Responsibilities
While many have a hand in shaping our school system, the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board sets the policies that guide the public education of the students in the community needs and aspirations to develop an educational program consistent with community resources. Once these policies are made, it is the job of the Superintendent to work with the administrative team and staff to creatively execute them. 
Other duties of the Board include:
  • to act as an advocate for students and public education;
  • to create a District vision, mission and goals; 
  • to hire, evaluate, and work as a unified team with the Superintendent; 
  • to establish District priorities through approval of the budget;
  • to monitor student achievement and approve changes in the academic program. 
All policies established by the Board must be consistent with the laws covering public education in the State of Arizona and the United States and must follow guidelines established by the Arizona Legislature and State Board of Education. 
Learning About Your Schools 
If you have questions or need more information about Board meetings, the Governing Board, or any Humboldt Unified School District program or function, please call the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Governing Board at (928) 759-5007.