Local school superintendents pay tribute to Jeramy Plumb
Yavapai County lost a true educator who understood the importance of offering a wide variety of learning opportunities to ensure success for all students.
Chino Valley Unified School District Superintendent John Scholl said he and Jeramy Plumb were both teachers and administrators at Chino Valley High School.
“I can tell you his impact on the Chino Valley Unified District is really profound. What he has done both as a teacher, an administrator, and as the JTED superintendent has impacted thousands of children … he was instrumental in getting our Cooper Agricultural Center, the school farm, started, and has continued to help Chino Valley in his current position to strengthen our CTE program to be sure children are getting the best quality education they can through JTED programs.”
Scholl noted that Plumb was quite public about his fight with pancreatic cancer, his approach to his illness was admirable. “He’s touched thousands of lives, and all for the better,” Scholl said.
Humboldt Unified District Superintendent Dan Streeter said he was caught off guard by the news of Plumb’s death. Friends and colleagues for nine years now, he praised Plumb’s devotion to the MIJTED program.
“He is someone who created opportunity for kids, and that is something I will always be appreciative of,” Streeter said. “He will be deeply missed, not just as a superintendent but as a person, and a friend to all of us.”
Mayer Unified School District Superintendent Dean Slaga, with emotion, praised Plumb. “He was just a strong, kind man who always put kids first. He’s made our entire community better because of his efforts.”
Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard called Plumb, “a noble fighter for education and children,” and mentioned how Plumb approached life and death in his 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer, “with strength, faith and a focus on the right things.”
“He simply was a great man all the way around – a friend, a role model, a father, a visionary for community and education overall. He made a huge difference in the lives of kids.”