My name is Robb Vaules, and I'm asking for your support as a candidate for Scottsdale Unified No. 48 Governing Board. In the General Election, we will choose to fill two vacant positions on the Scottsdale School Board. I would be honored to have your vote.
I was born and raised in the Valley, attended the Scottsdale Unified District schools, graduating from Arcadia High School. I am also the parent of a current SUSD student. I believe every child deserves a quality education that prepares them for the future, regardless of race, background, or disability.
I am a pro-public education candidate supporting the District Additional Assistance Override for the Scottsdale Unified School District. I was named a recommended candidate by the Scottsdale Education Association. As the son of a teacher, and a former SUSD substitute teacher, I am honored by this selection from our district teachers. I will work to improve teachers' working environments, retention, and pay.
I'm also proud to have the candidate recommendations of Save Our Schools Arizona and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. I believe our schools should be safe places for all our kids to determine their destinies.
One of my priorities is with our special education student services. As the father of a special needs son, I will be a voice for my fellow SPED parents in support of our students and teachers. I know some aspects of the SUSD SPED policies are not enforced. The board adopted these, but the administration has not set up reviews and reporting to hold staff accountable. I would begin by asking the district to adhere to its adopted policies.
I understand that in addition to helping our district's brightest academic students shine, we must close the academic achievement gap amongst our vulnerable populations, including low-income students and those with disabilities. Supporting these students is important to ensure that Arizona can produce a strong, educated workforce for its economic future.
I currently serve as the Board President for the Arizona Center for Disability Law and have previously served the March of Dimes on their Minnesota and Arizona State Boards. I also serve on the Desert Mountain High School site council and committees with the Scottsdale Parent Council.
I'm a proud resident of Scottsdale and live here with my wife Renae, and son, Andy, a student in the Scottsdale District. In addition to being an SUSD graduate, I earned a bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University and completed my graduate work at The University of Texas, Austin. I'm currently Senior Vice President with a Phoenix-based Telemedicine Practice.
Serving on a school board is not supposed to be about making a political statement; it's about helping build and maintain the best schools to help our children become productive adults in society. I take this responsibility seriously and will do my best to honor your public trust while ensuring our tax dollars are spent wisely.
I'm grateful for your consideration and, hopefully, your vote.
To find out where I stand on other things, please visit my Issues Page.
To find out how you can help by: Donating to my Campaign
Scottsdale Unified No. 48 Governing Board