Governing Board
Mr. Paul Jensen, President
pjensen@liberty.k12.az.us 
  Mr. Jensen
 Philosophy on Education:
"I believe it is critical for our children to learn how to learn. The better they understand how the world works, the history of our nation/world and what opportunities they have as they grow up, the richer their lives and the community will be. They will be the leaders in just a few short years. A society continues to build as lessons are learned from the past along with an appreciation of what has been done for them. It is important for every child to learn the fundamentals at a young age when their excitement for learning is high. That excitement should be cultivated so the love of learning will continue on with them as they grow. Children need to be empowered with the knowledge that they are in control of their destiny.

I believe that parents are a critical part of their children's education. Parents can be the biggest influence in their children's education by encouraging them in all aspects of learning, both by reinforcing what is learned at school, and offering life lessons and continued love of learning at home (this is more than making sure the homework gets done). The more parents are involved in their children's education the more opportunities the children will have. The school should do what they can to encourage and invite parent participation.

I believe that the key to a quality education system is the teacher. The school should support teachers in the classroom. As teachers are able to focus on the classroom and exciting the students, learning is enhanced. Teachers should be afforded the opportunity to refine and enhance their teaching skills through training and collaboration without placing unrealistic demands that put pressure on the teacher in ways that hinder the learning environment."

Term Expires: December 2020
 
     
Mr. Mark Aguire, Board Member
maguire@liberty.k12.az.us 
   
Philosophy on Education:
“All children, regardless of their race, economic status and background deserve access to a quality education. I believe in the power of public education. Educators who are dedicated to this cause deserve to be properly compensated and acknowledged for teaching, guiding, mentoring, and encouraging their students for a life-long love of learning. The decisions made by the Board affect all and impact all. I believe in open and honest expression of views by all members of our school community, in an environment of mutual respect. I also feel that a quality public education is the key to a stronger, safer and more stable community.”

Term Expires:  December 2018  
 
     
Mrs. Connie Krogulecki-Crowley, Board Member
ccrowley@liberty.k12.az.us
 
   
Philosophy on Education:
"Teachers inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning and can change the world. Teachers shape the character, caliber, and future of an individual. As a board member I know the important work that is done and know that we must support teachers with every decision that is made so that all children are afforded equal opportunities to engage in learning at their schools of choice and programs. Children are our future and as a board member it will be my focus when guiding this district to be all that it can be.

Term Expires: December 2018 
 
     
Mrs. Yolanda Lopez-Bearden, Board Member
ylopez-bearden@liberty.k12.az.us  
   
Philosophy on Education:
"I believe in teaching children not just subjects. Teachers should enjoy the curriculum they teach so the students can enjoy the classroom and the curriculum. To give each child a chance on achieving the best they can do with the curriculum they are being taught. To give each child a chance to broaden their minds with their own imagination and to be open to their ideas. The community and the family of the students should support and supply the teachers with the tools they need to give the students a great experience. As a community, we are all responsible for taking care of our students, to see them grow, and have a great future. This will make our community and our country a better place in the future."

Term Expires:  December 2018    
 
     
Mrs. Kathy McNamara, Board Member 
kmcnamara@liberty.k12.az.us
 

Philosophy on Education: 
"Education is the single most powerful tool anyone can ever possess. I feel that each and every child should be considered as a unique individual. We have to adapt our teaching methods and classroom make up to accommodate the uniqueness of each child. We must engage the entire community to educate the next generation of adults. Our children will face new challenges in the ever advancing tech world and it will require a 'village' to educate them. I believe the students, teachers and administrators are the laser focus we must support. The School Board have to hire the right administrator, set the right goals and fund the right programs."

Term Expires:  December 2018