Board Members & Info

administered by a volunteer board comprised of local business, education and community leaders

YAVAPAI COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Board Members

Michael Ellegood

President 
Civil Engineer

YCEF Educator Recognition Committee Member

Dr. Mary Ellen Halvorson

Vice President
Founder/Superintendent of Tri-City College Preparatory High School

YCEF Classroom/School Grants Committee Member

Tim Carter

Secretary/Treasurer
Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools

YCEF Classroom/School Grants Committee Member

YCEF Educator Recognition Committee Member

Russ Snider

 Retired Educator

Britt Flores

Freelance Journalist
Social Media Marketing

YCEF Community Outreach Chair 

Julie Larson

Retired Superintendent
Cottonwood-Oak Creek Elementary School District

YCEF Classroom/School Grants Committee Member

Hilary Sparkes

Educator
Prescott Unified School District

YCEF Classroom/School Grants Committee Member

Dr. Selina Bliss

Retired Nursing Professor
Yavapai College

YCEF Educator Recognition Chair

Kellie Burns

District Executive Director
Yavapai Accommodation School

YCEF Educator Recognition Committee Member

YCEF Classroom/School Grants Committee Chair

David Klever

Business Owner / Program Director

Granite Mountain Computer Services

Stephanie Jones

Retired Elementary Principal

Cottonwood Oak Creek School District

Genna Adams

Retired Educator /

Business Owner

Charlette Hernandez

Secretary 

Tribal Police Department 

YAVAPAI COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Emeritus Members

Tim Wiederaenders

Emeritus
Editor
Daily Courier

Dr. Ron Minnich

Emeritus
Retired Director of Teacher Education
Yavapai College

Ray Newton

Emeritus
Retired NAU Professor

Maggie Cox

Emeritus
Educational Consultant

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