Yuma Elementary School District One
ONE Community Pursuing Excellence

Administration

The governing board selects a superintendent who serves as chief executive officer of the district. According to state law, the governing board is responsible for setting policy, while the superintendent and administrative staff implement that policy. To reach a member of the administrative staff, please call our district office at (928) 502.4300.

Administrative Staff

James Sheldahl
District Superintendent
(928) 502.4303
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Suzanne Alka, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent for School Improvement
(928) 502.4306
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Duane Sheppard
Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instr.
(928) 502.4391
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Denis Ponder
Chief Financial Officer
(928) 502.4401
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Luciano Munoz
Executive Director of Human Resources
(928) 502.4330
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Norma Basolet
Director of Federal Programs/ELL
(928) 502.4376
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Kenneth Evanson
Director of Facilities
(928) 502.4500
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Dean Farar
Director of Technology
(928) 502.4272
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Shannon Rouff
Director of Exceptional Student Services
(928) 502.7783
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Ronald Schepers
Director of Transportation
(928) 502.8840
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Lisa Thrower
Director of Child Nutrition
(928) 502.4311
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Elizabeth Valenzuela
Director of Budget and Finance
(928) 502.4399
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Lurinda Ward
Director of Learning Services
(928) 502.4394
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School Administrators

Alice Byrne Elementary School
Juli Peach
Principal
(928) 502.7500
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C.W. McGraw Elementary School
Adar Garcia
Principal
(928) 502.7700
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Castle Dome Middle School
Lori Sheffield
Principal
(928) 502.7300
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Desert Mesa Elementary School
Eula Baumgarner
Principal
(928) 502.8600
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Fourth Avenue Junior High
Jose Cazares
Principal
(928) 502.7000
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George Washington Carver Elementary School
Deb Drysdale
Principal
(928) 502.7600
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Gila Vista Junior High
Thad Dugan
Principal
(928) 502.7100
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James B. Rolle Elementary School
Leeanne Lagunas
Principal
(928) 502.8200
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James D. Price Elementary School
Suzette Whelchel
Principal
(928) 502.7731
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Mary A. Otondo Elementary School
Chris Clayton
Principal
(928) 502.8500
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O.C. Johnson Elementary School
Angela Logan
Principal
(928) 502.7900
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Palmcroft Elementary School
Jennette Arviso
Principal
(928) 502.8000
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Pecan Grove Elementary School
Matthew Kaste
Principal
(928) 502.8050
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R. Pete Woodard Junior High
Daniel Acosta
Principal
(928) 502.7200
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Ron Watson Middle School
Donna Franklin
Principal
(928) 502.7400
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Roosevelt Elementary School
Sofia Ramirez
Principal
(928) 502.8150
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Sunrise Elementary School
Rob Monson
Principal
(928) 502.8800
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