The Board, created by Article 11 of the Arizona Constitution, is composed of eleven members: the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the president of a state university or state college, four lay members, a president or chancellor of a community college district, a person who is an owner or administrator of a charter school, a superintendent of a high school district, a classroom teacher and a county school superintendent. Other than the superintendent of public instruction, each member is appointed to a four-year term by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
State law allows an incumbent to continue to serve until his successor has been confirmed by the senate; nominees are prohibited from serving longer than one year after nomination without senate consent.
Tim Carter -- President
County School Superintendent
High School District Superintendent
Dr. Daniel P. Corr
Community College President
Superintendent Diane Douglas
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Concurrent with term of office
Charter School Administrator
Nominated 01/18/2016 pending Senate confirmation
Lucas J. Narducci -- Vice President
Reginald M. Ballantyne III
The Board has numerous advisory committees and task forces, listed below. The Department of Education often provides staff support for committees. All committees are subject to open meeting law, and post notices of their meetings here. If you are interested in serving on a Board committee or task force, please submit a Committee Application.
Certification Advisory Committee (CAC)
Certification Appeals Advisory Committee (CAAC)
Professional Practices Advisory Committee (PPAC)
Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP)
SEAP Member List.pdf
2017 application for committees.pdf
To contact Board staff through email, use the drop down list on our Contact Us page to locate the topic you wish to discuss.
Dr. Karol Schmidt, Executive Director
Catcher Baden, Deputy Director--- Government Relations and Communication
Alicia Williams, Deputy Director --- Policy and Initiatives
Colleen Ryan, Executive Assistant to the Board
Kellen Wesley, Executive Assistant --- Enforcement Actions