• Roosevelt School District No. 66 Governing Board

    The five members of Roosevelt School District's Governing Board have been elected by the people of the district to their positions. Their main responsibilities are to formulate and approve the policies which guide the operation of the district. These policies are then implemented by the superintendent and district staff. These policies include the employment of all district personnel, the development of job descriptions and responsibilities, approval of annual salary schedules, the development of annual operating budgets, the development of annual capital expenditure budgets, and the approval of textbooks and other curricular materials.

    Board members are elected for four-year terms. There is no limit on the number of terms a member may serve, and they are not paid for their services. Board candidates must reside within the district boundaries for one year prior to being elected to office. We appreciate the countless hours that our board members invest in the future of our children.

    All Board meetings, except executive sessions, are open to the public. Under Arizona law, the Board may call an executive session to discuss personnel matters, the purchase or lease of real property, meet-and-confer discussions and legal matters with attorneys.

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Mr. Lawrence Robinson

Lawrence Robinson currently serves as the Director of the Maricopa Community College District's Center for Civic Participation.

He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College where he earned degrees in both Religious Studies and Government. He also earned his Juris Doctorate from NYU School of Law where he focused his studies on Critical Race Theory as well as Constitutional Law.

He formerly served as a Policy Advisor to Mayor Greg Stanton on issues including education and homelessness and has been a professor at the Arizona Summit Law School, where he teaches courses including civil rights and constitutional litigation.

Lawrence is a member of the Roosevelt School District Governing Board, where he has championed an innovative anti-bullying policy, expanded access to after school programs, and founded a non-profit called Good Things Grow building outdoor classrooms where students can get their hands dirty learning about STEM.

He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Arizona School Board Association. 

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Ms. Michelle Campuzano

Roosevelt Elementary School District No. 66 Governing Board Clerk Michelle Campuzano is known in the community for her activism and advocacy on issues concerning social justice and inclusion. She is an expert in trauma informed care, inclusion, and disability rights advocacy.

She has been involved in community outreach indicatives and continues to work to build and develop local partnerships, in an effort to combat the alarming number of children with disabilities falling victim to the school to prison pipeline.

In 2019, she was awarded the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues (MCDI) Disability Awareness as well as the One Community Working Together award from the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the My Mom, My Hero award from Helping Hands for Single Moms.

Ms. Campuzano is the spokesperson for Helping Hands for Single Moms, serves as a board member for the Greater Purpose Project and is involved with the Center for Exceptional Children’s East Valley Chapter and Healthy Families Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Child Help Parent Council, Mountain Park Health Diversity Council (Baseline) and the South Mountain W.O.R.K.S. Coalition.

“My passion stems from my own personal fight to ensure that my son and previous students have access to, and are included in, our district’s and community’s plans moving forward,” she said.

Her goal as a governing board member is to eliminate some of the challenges preventing the most vulnerable families from accessing the valuable resources and tools necessary to achieve success.

Ms. Campuzano was born in San Francisco and moved to Arizona when she was 10 years old. She has lived in South Phoenix since 2002. She graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies in social welfare and master’s degrees in nonprofit leadership and education. She was a local youth pastor prior to serving on the RSD governing board. In 2020 she was featured as one of eight stories in the book “Heroes in Our Midst.”

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Ms. Alexis Aguirre

Roosevelt Elementary School District No. 66 Governing Board Member Alexis Aguirre is staunch advocate for public schools, citing the support she received local public schools as a crucial factor in overcoming the compounding effects of growing up in poverty and the foster care system.

She has worked as an instructional assistant, public/school librarian, teacher and instructional coach. In 2017, she was awarded the Esperanza Teacher Award by Chicanos Por La Causa as a 2nd grade dual-language Spanish teacher.

Ms. Aguirre serves as a member of the Arizona Education Association. She also served as the local president, site representative and political chair in the Osborn School District. 

“I look forward to working collaboratively to harness the expertise of school, family and community leaders to address needs and continue building upon the progress being made in the best interest of Roosevelt students, families and educators,” she said.

Her goal as a governing board member is to examine, grow and create policy around inclusive leadership, restorative justice practices and culturally integrated instruction in the Roosevelt School District.

Ms. Aguirre was born in California and raised in West Phoenix. She graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in elementary education. At ASU, she was the co-chair and community service chair for M.E.Ch.A: Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanos de Aztlán. She and her husband have lived and raised a family in South Phoenix for the last 10 years.

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Ms. Shelley Jackson

Roosevelt Elementary School District No. 66 Governing Board Member Shelley Jackson is a dedicated community organizer, focused on advancing her community.

She has worked in classrooms, after school programs focused on character development and directly with teachers providing trainings on social-emotional learning.

Ms. Jackson serves as the Deputy Director of Training and Engagement at Instituto, whose mission is building sustained political power for low income and communities of color in Arizona. She is also a board member at the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center.

“My personal mission has always been to use what I have to do what I can for my community, and I am excited to take this mission and apply it to Roosevelt, where my education journey started,” she said.

Her goal as a governing board member is to create meaningful policy and practices that positively benefit the students, staff and community.

Ms. Jackson was born and raised in South Phoenix. She was a third-generation RSD student, attending both Martin Luther King Jr. and Percy L. Julian. She graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in in community advocacy and social policy with a minor in dance. She also serves as a collaborator with Rising Youth Theatre.

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Ms. Nancy Piña-Gray

Roosevelt Elementary School District No. 66 Governing Board Member Nancy Piña-Gray is a proud educator and an advocate for children and education.

She has taught for more than 40 years at every level from kindergarten through eighth grade, while also working with pre-school and high school students. She received bilingual/ESL endorsement and reading endorsement. 

Ms. Piña-Gray is a lifetime National Education Association member, as well as a current member of Arizona Education Association-Retired. She is also a member of ASBA, Arizona Latino School Boards Association and NALEO.

“All of our children should be able to pursue their curiosities, goals, and dreams while demonstrating and feeling accomplishment and success,” she said. 

Her goal as a governing board member is to enhance the educational opportunities for all RSD students while supporting them and their families as they progress on this journey.

Ms. Piña-Gray was born on the border in California and has lived in South Phoenix since 1983. She graduated from Prescott College with a bachelor’s degree in in Spanish/Spanish literature with a minor in French. She earned teaching certificates from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.