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Our Governing Board

Meet Our Board MembersGoverning Board members are unpaid, elected officials who serve as the policy-making body for the Tolleson Union High School District. A board member must be a qualified elector and have lived in the district at least one year. Each member serves a four-year term. Terms are staggered so two or three board seats become vacant on alternate election years. According to Arizona law, board members may serve for an unlimited number of terms.

The Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board is responsible to the citizens of the district and the state of Arizona for the education of public school students. The board sets policy, approves educational programs and textbook adoption, approves the hiring and termination of personnel, sets salaries, and adopts a yearly budget.


Meet Our Board Members

Governing Board

 Steven Chapman

Steven Chapman
President

Mr. Chapman is currently in his second term as a Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board member having joined the board in January 2011. He is a 2006 graduate of Westview High School and has been involved in the community since his graduation. Mr. Chapman is a strong supporter of career and technical education programs and wants to see our CTE programs growing and leading students to more successful futures with options in college and careers. He believes that working together TUHSD can be a leader not only in the west valley but also in the state of Arizona. Mr. Chapman is visible on campus and attends numerous school events. He has also served as an Arizona School Board Association representative to the Arizona Interscholastic Association Legislative Council. Mr. Chapman began his first term as governing board president in January 2015.


Board Term: December 14, 2010 to December 31, 2016
E-mail: steven.chapman@tuhsd.org
Phone: (623) 478-4001

 
 Devin Del Palacio

Devin Del Palacio
Vice President

Mr. Del Palacio began his first term as a Tolleson Union High School District (TUHSD) governing board member in 2015. He is a human services graduate of Rio Salado Community College, and he obtained an America's Written Constitution certificate from Yale University. Mr. Del Palacio works for Arizona State University Affairs doing community and municipal relations at the Polytechnic campus. In 2015, Mr. Del Palacio was elected Pacific Regional Director for the National Black Council of the National School Board Association. He represents schools, students, and governing board members in the pacific region. Beginning in 2012, Mr. Del Palacio contributed as a community organizer and worked with members of the community to register voters for upcoming elections. Community involvement is very important to Mr. Del Palacio. He is the founder of PHX United, which organizes community service programs for at-risk youth. Mr. Del Palacio believes that every kid deserves access to a quality education, and he knew that becoming a governing board member would empower him to achieve his goal. As a member of the TUHSD team, Mr. Del Palacio is looking forward to optimizing learning for all.


Board Term: January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018
E-mail: devin.delpalacio@tuhsd.org
Phone: (623) 478-4001

 
 Corina Madruga

Corina Madruga
Board Member

Ms. Madruga began her first term as a Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board member in 2015. She holds a master's degree in business administration, a bachelor's degree in business administration, and a human resources certificate from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Madruga is also a graduate of the Valle del Sol Hispanic Leadership Institute-West. For over twenty years, Ms. Madruga has worked as a public sector employee supporting functions that directly affect the community. Ms. Madruga is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters. She is a long-time West Valley resident currently residing in Tolleson. Her oldest daughter is a graduate of La Joya Community High School, and Ms. Madruga is a graduate of Tolleson Union High School. She desires to build positive relationships with all stakeholders to propel the district forward. Ms. Madruga will seek out opportunities for students, teachers, and staff. She is excited to be a part of the TUHSD family and looks forward to working collaboratively with our partners.


Board Term: January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018
E-mail: corina.madruga@tuhsd.org
Phone: (623) 478-4001

 
 Vincent Moreno

Vincent Moreno
Board Member

Mr. Moreno began his first term as a Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board member in 2013. He holds a master's degree in administration from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor's degree in organizational studies from Arizona State University. Mr. Moreno has worked for the City of Phoenix for sixteen years, currently as a senior utility operator/OM tech specialist in the water engineering design and construction division/water production division. He also served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Moreno and his family have lived in the district since 2001. Both of his sons are graduates of University High School and now attend Arizona State University. Mr. Moreno participates in the University High School parent engagement group, and he helped the district pass the 2010 override. He also chaired the YES committee that successfully saw the district join West-MEC. Mr. Moreno's goal as a governing board member is to continue to move the district forward. He believes a strong school district will create a better community for all who live in the community.


Board Term: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016
E-mail: vincent.moreno@tuhsd.org
Phone: (623) 478-4001

 
 Freddie Villalon

Freddie Villalon
Board Member

Mr. Villalon began his current term as a Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board member in 2013. Prior to this term, Mr. Villalon served on the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Villalon holds a master's degree in education from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Arizona State University. He has worked as a teacher and administrator in the Isaac School District and with Imagine Schools. Mr. Villalon is currently an academic improvement specialist with Imagine Schools helping struggling schools to improve. A proud graduate of Tolleson Union High School, his children also attended Tolleson Union High School District schools. He has served as a minority student recruiter for both Arizona State University and Glendale Community College. He is active in the Tolleson community currently serving on the Tolleson Service Committee Board of Directors. Mr. Villalon attends numerous events throughout the district and in the community. Mr. Villalon strives to help all students succeed and achieve their fullest potential. He is proud to see each of the schools in the district improve academically over the last year.


Board Term: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016
E-mail: freddie.villalon@tuhsd.org
Phone: (623) 478-4001

 
 Steven Chapman

Steven Chapman

President

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 Devin Del Palacio

Devin Del Palacio

Vice President

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 Corina Madruga

Corina Madruga

Board Member

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 Vincent Moreno

Vincent Moreno

Board Member

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 Freddie Villalon

Freddie Villalon

Board Member

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Governing Board Standards

In order to achieve our district goals, our Governing Board abides by high standards. Review the documents below to become familiar with the goals, commitments, and expectations of the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board. 


Meeting Times & Dates

Our Governing Board welcomes the public, including school staff, parents, students, and community members, to its meetings. We hold regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Administrative Center, 9801 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson.

You can find meeting agendas posted at Copper Canyon, La Joya Community, Sierra Linda, Tolleson Union, and Westview High schools and at the District Administration Center at least 24 hours prior to each meeting. For your convenience, we will also post them at the side of this page.

Minutes are prepared following each meeting and are posted to this page as "unofficial" pending formal approval by the Governing Board.


Becoming A Board Member

If you are interested in running for a seat on the governing board, more information, including links for nominating petitions and election timelines, is available from the Election Office of the Maricopa County Education Service Agency at (602) 506-1490. For more information on running for election to the Tolleson Union High School District, contact the Maricopa County Education Service Agency at the address below.

Maricopa County Education Service Agency
4041 North Central #1100
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Phone: 602-506-3866
Fax: 602-506-3753


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School Board Information

Board Meeting Agendas

The agenda for the next board meeting is available below for review:



Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes from our previous board meetings are now available for viewing:


To view agendas or minutes from a previous school year, please visit our Governing Board Archives page.


Governing Board