Former teacher, principal named PUSD board president

Seeley

Seeley

The Prescott Unified School District Governing Board named former teacher and principal Tina Seeley as its president during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

Seeley replaces outgoing president Maureen Erickson, who was not present for the Jan. 14 meeting due to a death in the family.

Seeley filled in for Erickson during Tuesday's meeting and ended up presiding over her own nomination as a result. The board voted unanimously in favor of her appointment.

Seeley, who has been on the board for five years, said she was happy to take over the duties of president for 2014.

"We have a lot of challenges this year to do the best we can with the money we have," Seeley said.

The role of board president, she explained, includes running the meetings, setting meeting agendas, and coordinating with the school superintendent.

"Sometimes presidents will also do public speaking," Seeley said.

Besides her work with the school district, Seeley is also the owner/broker of National Realty of Prescott. Prior to starting her own business, Seeley worked as a teacher and principal in PUSD for 10 years. She has two daughters attending school in the district.

Changes in leadership duties for PUSD board members occur regularly, according to PUSD Governing Board Superintendent Dave Smucker. "This has been kind of a yearly thing as long as I've been here and prior to that, so everybody has the experience of being president," Smucker said.

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