Meet the Governing Board



Marissa HernandezMarissa Hernandez 
Governing Board President

Board President Ms. Marissa Hernandez was elected to the Board on July 30, 2015. Ms. Hernandez was re-appointed to the Governing Board, November 2020. Her term will expire December 31, 2024. Ms. Hernandez has three children and volunteers twice a week working with autistic and special needs children. She is a working professional and looks forward to serving the Cartwright Community.





Denice GarciaDenice Garcia
Governing Board Vice President

Vice President Mrs. Denice Garcia was appointed/elected to the Governing Board on November 2016. Mrs. Garcia was re-appointed to the Governing Board, November 2020. Her term will expire December 31, 2024.





Ms. Anny AbeytiaAnna Lynn Abeytia
Governing Board Member

Ms. Anna Lynn Abeytia was appointed to the Governing Board, November 2020. Her term will expire December 31, 2024. Ms. Anna Abeytia is a newly elected board member to the Cartwright Elementary School District serving her first term. Ms. Abeytia is a former Cartwright student who attended both Justine Spitalny Elementary School and Marc T. Atkinson Middle School for K-8. During her years as a student, Ms. Abeytia was involved in the fine arts program within the district; participating in Honor Band/Strings, Greater Phoenix and Mountain Music Performing Arts Camp. Between the ages of 16-22, she aided music teachers within the district helping teach music at the Mountain Music Performing Arts camp she attended. During this time she grew her passion for music education and dedicated her time to helping students in the Maryvale community with their own musical journeys. Ms. Abeytia aims, using her knowledge in music and education, to help the Cartwright’s fine arts programs thrive for our community.


Lydia HernandezLydia Hernandez
Governing Board Member

Mrs. Hernandez was re-elected to another term in November of 2018. Her current term of office expires in December of 2022. She was originally appointed to the Governing Board in July of 2004. She was elected to a two-year term in November of 2004. During her service, Hernandez has served as Governing Board President. Currently, she serves on the National School Boards Association National Hispanic Council of School Board Members as the Chair-Elect. She is also a member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO).


Pedro LopezPedro Lopez
Governing Board Member

Pedro Lopez was welcomed back as a new board member for the 2019 school year. He previously served as Board President in 2015 and is passionate about moving our district forward.


 


 

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