PHOENIX – The Arizona School Boards Association’s president, Jesus Rubalcava, has been selected to become a member of the board of directors for the National School Boards Association, representing the eight states of the Pacific Region. He will assume his seat in April, 2016.
Rubalcava, a member of the Gila Bend USD governing board is also a special education teacher for the Palo Verde ESD. He has served on various ASBA committees, including Governance, Finance and Credentials. He is also ASBA’s vice-chair of the Hispanic Native American Indian Caucus and involved with the Arizona Relations Network (ARN), lobbying local district legislators and informing them on critical issues and challenges facing public education.
At the national level, he has been very active with the functions of the National School Boards Association and currently serves as the chair of the National Hispanic Council of School Board Members.
The Arizona School Boards Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting elected local governance of public education and continuous improvement of student success by providing leadership and assistance to school district governing boards statewide. ASBA represents more than 1,000 school board members and more than 1 million Arizona children.