Erin Dunbar – Parent/Community Representative:
I am currently a stay at home mom. I have a degree in behavioral health and have worked with the disabled, the elderly, and with children. I am currently on the board of directors for Tucson Homeless Connect. I also volunteer with Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans. A nonprofit for homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless. I have been volunteering at my son’s schools in the Vail school district for 10 years.
Brian Goodall – Parent/Community Representative:
I‘ve lived in Tucson most of my life and have been actively involved in serving our community for the past 14 years. Both of my kids, Ethan and Keegan, attend Desert Sky. I deeply care about them and I care about their school. I’ve been thankful for the role Desert Sky has played in their lives. I love to giving back by serving on the Site Council.
Natascha Blum – Parent/Community Representative:
My family has lived in Tucson for 12 years. When we originally moved here we searched for the best schools for our children to decide where we wanted to look for a home and are so thankful that we found the Vail School District. I currently have a sixth grader here at Desert Sky Middle School and a junior at Cienega High School who enjoyed three wonderful years here as well. I have been volunteering at their schools for the last ten years and served as the PTSA President at Cottonwood for two years before serving on the site council there as well. I am excited to be able to be a part of the site council here at Desert Sky to be able to be involved and support the amazing Desert Sky community!
Sheri Aken- Certified Staff Representative:
I am happy to represent the certified staff of Desert Sky Middle School. This is my 9th year as a member of this wonderful school and my 14th year in Vail. I spent the first 9 years teaching science, both at Corona Foothills and here at DSMS. Five years ago I had the opportunity to change direction and joined the Special Education team as a Behavior Specialist. When I’m not busy helping our students here, I am a mom of 6 adult “kids” and 8 sweet grandkiddles. If we are on a break, you can bet I’m in LA visiting all of those babies. Thank-you for allowing me to help shape our amazing school 🙂
Kristi Hill – Certified Staff Representative:
I’m an Arizona native and a proud Wildcat alumni along with my husband and three incredible children! All of my kiddos grew up in the Vail School District and attended Desert Sky. When my oldest started here, I immediately fell in love with our campus, our people and our policies. I have worked here for 9+ years now and consider my time as a DSMS Cougar to be some of the most joyful years of my life! Desert Sky is a special place and I am very pleased and honored to serve as a certified representative on our site council. The cougar staff, students and parents are a pleasure and I will work diligently to represent their interests.
Karleene Talley – Classified Staff Representative
I was born and raised in Mississippi and moved to Arizona when I was 25. I spent 3 years in The Keys and then I have lived in Arizona over 20 years. I consider myself a “Transplanted Magnolia”! I am married and have two sons. My youngest is a sophomore at Mica Mountain. I have been very involved in my kids schools as a volunteer and now as an employee! I have been both member and board member of many of the PTSA/PTA/PTO of the school my boys attended. I have also served on the Site Council of Mesquite Elementary and at Desert Sky Middle School as a parent. I have two dogs (“Mah Gurls”, Cammee and Daisy) and love gardening. I have a green thumb, luckily! I love Desert Sky and the great Staff and Kiddos we have here. I hope to be a good representative and look forward to doing all I can to make this year successful. Thank you for letting me be a part of this year’s Site Council!!!