• 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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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. Alexis Aguirre

Roosevelt Elementary School District No. 66 Governing Board Clerk 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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Dr. Megan Frankiewicz

Dr. Megan Frankiewicz is a lifelong educator and mother who has worked throughout her career to ensure that students across Phoenix have access to a high quality education regardless of their demographics or zip code.  
 
Dr. Frankiewicz was raised in rural Northern Wisconsin in a family of educators. She moved to Arizona in 2003 to attend Arizona State University. She is a three-time graduate from ASU, holding a bachelor's degree political science, a Masters in Education and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. She became a teacher through Teach For America and taught first and third grade English Language Learners in the Balsz School District before becoming an instructional coach in the district.  
 
As a teacher, many of Dr. Frankiewicz’s students were Somali refugees, and through her relationships Megan developed a passion for supporting refugee and migrant families. She continues to volunteer regularly with St. Mary’s Food Bank and the Welcome to America Project.

Dr. Frankiewicz currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer of Vista College Preparatory, a K-8 network of five Title 1 schools serving Central Phoenix. She helped found the school in 2013 and since then has overseen academics, principal development and teacher development for the network. Under her support, Vista College Prep’s 2018 Hadley Campus was named a 2018 Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education.
 
“I believe that it is our collective responsibility to ensure that our students attend a school every day where they are known, valued and able to achieve academic success,” she said.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to share in that work here in Roosevelt as a Governing Board Member, and I look forward to serving South Phoenix alongside the rest of our Board.”

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Dr. Ashley Hodge

Roosevelt Elementary School District No. 66 Governing Board Member Dr. Ashley Hodge is a servant leader and advocate for educating the whole child, including social emotional learning and physical & mental health, into today’s academics.

Dr. Hodge is a South Phoenix native and third-generation Roosevelt School District graduate. She attended George Benjamin Books Academy and graduated from Ed and Verma Pastor. Her education continued in South Phoenix and she graduated from Cesar Chavez High School. Dr. Hodge is a triple Sun Devil having obtained both her bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work and then her doctorate degree from Arizona State University. She is currently completing her second doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California with an anticipated graduation date of May 2023.  

She has served communities locally and nationally with the Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts. Dr. Hodge joined the National Coalition of 100 Black Woman in 2022 to advocate for the health, education, economic empowerment, and civic engagement of Black Women and Girls. To prepare for her future in education, she has worked as an AVID instructional assistant and social work intern at her former high school, Cesar Chavez.  She was the social worker at Chavez for three years until August 2022. 

Currently, Dr. Hodge is a general manager for a home care organization. She is passionate about ensuring that the geriatric population is well cared for. 

Growing up Dr. Hodge wanted to make a difference in the community that nurtured and raised her. She is excited that she can now serve in this capacity. Dr. Hodge is overjoyed to have the opportunity to work together with the community, staff, families, and the governing board to give RSD students the best equitable outcome possible and to help prepare them for life after elementary school. One goal as a governing board member is to ensure students are seen, heard, and valued by building relationships with students first. Dr. Hodge also believes that staff wellness is important and their needs should be addressed.

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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.