Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Price, to the Sedona Oak Creek Joint Unified School District Governing Board. The appointment will be effective October 2, 2022 and will expire on December 31, 2024. This non-partisan seat was vacant due to the fact that Board Member Barbara Trautwein, resigned “due to circumstances outside of her control”. We appreciate the efforts Mrs. Trautwein put forward in supporting students and the community while a member of the Governing Board.

Mr. Price is a graduate of Camden High School in San Jose, California. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Science from the United States Naval Academy and two Masters Degrees. One in Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and another in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is married, and the couple have resided in Sedona since 2020. The couple have two (2) grown children. Mr. Price served honorably and retired from the United States Navy as a Captain, where he served as an aviator, engineer, and educator.

Mr. Carter believes “Mr. Price will work hard to better understand the role of the Governing Board and will work to balance the needs of students, parents, staff, and the taxpayer. He appears to relate to all segments of the community and should work effectively with his fellow Board Members. His background in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) should serve him well in this endeavor”.

Mr. Carter accepted letters of interest and interviewed five (5) well qualified applicants on September 26 th at Sedona Red Rock High School. He then spoke individually with each of the seated members of the Governing Board, members of the school staff and administration, and several area residents prior to making the appointment.

Mr. Price will be sworn in on Wednesday, September 28 th . He has not indicated if he intends to run for this seat in the 2024 election cycle for a new elected term starting in 2025. Mr. Carter may be reached at 928-925-6560 (cell) and Mr. Price may be reached at 831-233-8131.