Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheri Milner, to the Congress Elementary School District Governing Board. The appointment will be effective September 14, 2021 and will expire on December 31, 2022.  She has expressed an intent to run for this seat in the 2022 election cycle for a new term beginning in 2023. That process entails pulling a packet, filing a statement of intent to run, being issued a serial number from the Yavapai County Education Service Agency, and circulating petitions prior to being declared a qualified candidate.

This seat was vacant due to the fact that Board Member Brenda Newell, resigned without providing a reason for her departure. We appreciate the efforts Mrs. Newell put forward in supporting students and the community.

 Sheri attended high school in Alabama and earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Phoenix in Business Information Systems and a Master of Arts from the same institution in Business Administration (Technology Management).  She has been a resident of the school district for seven (7) years. She has two grandchildren attending Congress School. Sheri served in the United State Navy for six (6) years as an air traffic controller. Since that time and until retirement she has worked in numerous positions, including Program Manager positions, with a variety of corporate clients in the area of Information Technology.

Mr. Carter believes “Sheri will bring a tremendous amount of expertise and a variety of experiences to this position. Like many new Governing Board Members, she will need to learn the role and function, along with the powers and duties of the Governing Board. She should have no problem doing that. She is thoughtful and very capable.”

Mr. Carter accepted letters of interest and held interviews of two (2) well qualified candidates. He then spoke individually with each of the elected members of the Governing Board, members of the school staff and administration, and several area residents prior to making the appointment. Mr. Carter may be reached at 928-925-6560 (cell).