Senate Education Chair Allen Gets Input From Area Leaders


Senator Sylvia Allen

Senator Allen

By Naomi Hatch

State Senator Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, met with school superintendents from throughout Navajo County recently to hear their comments and concerns regarding education and education funding in Arizona. The Feb. 12 meeting was organized by Jason Whiting, chairman of the Navajo County Board of Supervisors.

Present were Snowflake Superintendent Hollis Merrell, Heber-Overgaard Superintendent Ron Tenney, Joseph City Superintendent Bryan Fields, Holbrook Superintendent Dr. Robbie Koerperich, Navajo County Superintendent of Schools Jalyn Gerlich, Northern Arizona Vocation Institute of Technology (NAVIT) Superintendent Matt Weber and Northland Pioneer College President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout, as well as a few teachers from the Snowflake-Taylor Schools.

“I never thought I would be Education chair,” Allen said. “Once I said I’d do it, I have been really excited.”

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Senate Education Chair Allen Gets Input From Area Leaders

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