Schoolboard Election Forms
Candidate for Globe Unified School District #1
I would be honored to have your support again. I have served as a board member of the Globe Unified School District (GUSD) since January 2009. I believe that public schools are the heart of a community and they provide much more than an education. Schools provide meals, support for students and parents, and a place where students can feel safe and learn to become leaders that can create change in the world. I want to continue to be a part of the work that is being done to educate and elevate students to realize their potential. GUSD has been committed to improving test scores and recruiting and retaining quality staff. Today's world and the challenges public education faces needs experienced leadership at the board level to continue to tackle significant opportunities and issues that face public education. We, as a community should be setting high expectations for our students and working together to help them realize their potential.
I am a lifelong resident of Gila County, and have lived and worked in the Globe area for 28 years. I have a master's degree in Library Science, and currently work as the County Librarian for Gila County, where we focus on early literacy and equal access to information. I have four children that all graduated from Globe High School. I believe that all students should have the opportunity to be successful, and that public schools provide that opportunity. I appreciate your consideration.
Dear School District Governing Board,
My name is Anthony J. Hernandez and I am writing this letter to express my interest in applying to the Board of Education.
I am a native of Globe, Arizona, born and raised. As a graduate of Globe High School, Class of 2001, I joined the military the day just before 9/11. I would go on to serve 3 long tours in a war zone and 12 years as an Infantry Sergeant and have had the privilege of serving alongside some of the finest men and women this country has to offer along my journey. i have graduated from 3 leadership academies, and understand as well as anyone the commitment, dedication, and sacrifice it takes to be a leader worth following.
Upon retiring from the military, I returned home to continue serving the community that has given so much to me in my youth and has helped groom me into the man I am today. I joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2014 and have held the elected position of Post Commander for Post 1704 here in Globe for 4 years. Most recently, I was elected to District Commander for 6 Cities within Gila County. During my time as commander, I have spent countless hours assisting fellow veterans through some of the most difficult times and in adjusting to regular life. From filing disability claims, recovering rewards for service, to providing financial assistance, wherever there was an opportunity to provide a helping hand, I answered the call. I have worked alongside the City of Globe and several City Council Members to promote outreach to the surrounding veteran community. I have always been one to step up and make a difference in any way I can.
To continue in serving my beloved community, I have also stepped up as the Head Coach for the Track and Field and Football teams for High Desert Middle School for 4 years. I saw this as one of the best opportunities to give back to the youth in my community. I strived to provide strength and support not only for accomplishing great things through teamwork and dedication to the tasks at hand, but in becoming the model citizens and leaders of our city’s future. Now more than ever it's imperative that we do all we can to teach the youth in our time the importance of maintaining a communal bond to those around us and never lose sight of the opportunities available in providing a helping hand for those in need. The responsibility is on us to provide the guidance and leadership needed to realize this eventuality. It is my hope as a leader of this community that I may continue in making a difference in people's lives by providing the tools and resources necessary for our youth to answer their own calling in today’s world.
I understand the hardships that come naturally to growing up in a small town. I recognize that the future of Globe lies within the potential held in our youth. I want to devote as much time and energy as I can afford to creating a prosperous future for them, their children, and all generations to follow. If given the chance, I would like to continue my efforts as one of the leaders in the Globe Unified School District.
It would be an honor to serve and be part of our leaders in the school district, providing the students of our community with every opportunity we can afford in building a brighter and stronger future by presenting them with even,' available door in realizing their potential as the caring, capable, and accomplished citizens of our community that will build the better world of tomorrow that we all envision for the City of Globe.
Anthony J. Hernandez
I will create a safe learning environment where every child has the opportunity to succeed; that has a rich curriculum with diverse electives, advanced placement, career-technical, and vocational courses. Fiscal responsibility is paramount to ensure each dollar is spent wisely, benefiting students first. I support a fully funded education and will help play a vital role in keeping our local schools on track, always with the students' best interests in mind.
I am a mother of 6 children; 3 of which are currently enrolled in the Globe Unified School District. I am a proud member of our community and am committed to making our schools exceptional. I believe in the value of public education. I will work with teachers, parents and the community to ensure the Globe Unified School District students receive the high-quality education they deserve.
Occupation: Parent, Supply Chain Management Director, Community Volunteer, Adult Educator
My education and qualifications are: Master’s in business administration (M.B.A); Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Adult Education Teacher Certificate, Boy Scouts of America Troop 5883 Committee Chair.
My education, background and years of experience have given me the tools to understand budgets, and know how to advocate on behalf of educators, students and families. I will diligently work toward retaining and recruiting highly qualified teachers, developing and supporting academic initiatives that will prepare our children for their futures.
I am asking for your vote this November.
Write in Candidate – Anna Harmon James
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