Academy of Tucson Schools

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Public Meetings


The five person Board of Governors is comprised of the Founder, Howard C. Stewart, Jr. (President) and four appointed members of the Tucson public. The purpose of the Board is oversight of the Superintendent and school operations and financial matters.

The Board meets monthly in open meetings in the High School conference room. Monthly meetings are a review of school operations and finance for the previous month and a hearing of reports from the Superintendent and Business Manager.

Kirsten Stephens, MA, is a Manager with over 15 years’ experience at Raytheon, first in Production Control and currently in Property Management. Previously, she spent 14 years as a Curator at various Tucson museums. She is a long-time Rotarian who is passionate about community service and education.

George Sokol, MD, is an urgent care physician and an owner of several Tucson Urgent Care Centers.  George is a community leader most well known for his work with Old Pueblo Trolley.  He is also a former private school teacher and public school board member.

Ivan English is a retired electrical engineer with over 40 years’ experience as a project engineer in the areas of telemetry and guidance systems. He has served on the boards of various non-profits within the Tucson community.

Marolyn Pierson is a graduate of the University of Arizona, a retired educator with 25 years’ experience as an elementary school teacher in California and Arizona including the Academy of Tucson.  She continues in her role as a mother and grandmother.  She has been a leader in Girl Scouts and 4H and continues to be concerned about the education of our children.


Teacher biographic data is available for further review upon request by the public within 72 hours of said request. Information is available from the office of the Superintendent.

Notice of Public Meetings
Open Meeting Law  A.R.S.38-431.02

Unless otherwise posted, all meetings of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Tucson will be held in the Conference Room of The Academy of Tucson High School located at 10720 E 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85748. The agenda is posted 24 hours before each scheduled meeting.

The Academy of Tucson does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, enrollment of students, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our students and for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.