Sarah Speer was first elected to the Governing Board in 2012 and re-elected in 2016.
Sarah Speer is a Madison alumni, and also a Madison parent. Her three children have all attended Simis and Meadows, with her two oldest now at Sunnyslope High School. She earned a B.A. in Government from Claremont McKenna College and went on to work in corporate marketing, public relations and business development. She is currently the owner of Clever Bird Communications, a small writing and marketing firm.
Sarah became active in Madison by leading successful district campaigns, including “Preserve Madison” to fight district consolidation and Chairperson of the “Yes Yes for Madison” 2009 bond and capital outlay override campaign. She served as the Chairperson of Simis’ Site Based Committee, helping to secure the International Baccalaureate Program for Simis and Meadows. Sarah also served for four years on the Executive Board for the Madison Education Foundation, with two of those years as President. Sarah is active in National Charity League with her daughter Ava, and has served for two years on the Moon Valley Chapter Executive Board. In 2016, she was appointed to the Arizona State Board of Education Certification Advisory Committee.
Sarah believes the success of our society hinges on the success of public schools, where over 85% of Arizona’s children are enrolled. With that, she sees support of public education a foregone conclusion. Sarah has said, “We cannot expect an informed citizenry or healthy tax base if our schools are not supported or properly funded, as the connection between educational success and future prosperity is directly correlated.”
Sarah proudly serves on the Madison Governing Board and considers it an honor to represent Madison.