School Board

The Governing Board meets the 2nd Monday of every month.

Pam Wolfe, President

I am currently serving my second term on the board. I also serve on the Wenden Water Board and as President of the Bicentennial Union High Booster Club. I am very involved with the youth of our community through the 4H Program as well as coaching at a local elementary school. I am a graduate of Salome High School. My oldest son, Cory, is a SHS graduate. My youngest son, Jared, attends Salome Elementary School. I am the owner of the NuVu Beauty Salon. The positive aspect of serving on the Board is my ability to be an advocate for our students. Our students are our future.

James D. Downing, Vice-President

Jim Downing and his wife, Clare, have lived in McMullen Valley over 30 years and are small business owners in Salome. They have raised three children, all of whom graduated from Bicentennial Union High School. Their oldest, Will, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and is currently a Lt. Colonel in the Army. He and his wife, Amy, and three children, Mac, Ashlyn and JD, are currently stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington. Jim and Clare’s oldest daughter, Kathryn, graduated from Arizona State University and is married to Tyler Weisser, also a graduate of Bicentennial Union High School and Arizona State. Tyler and Kathryn, with their son, Kylan, live in Phoenix where they, too, are small business owners. Their youngest daughter, Jamie, graduated from Arizona State University, is employed by a startup utility software company, and lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband Grant Goss.

Jim served on the Bicentennial Union High School Governing Board in the late 80's and early 90's. He is also currently a member of the McMullen Valley Fire District Board. Jim was also the first president of the Board of the McMullen Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Carolyn Freedman, Member

My husband, Travis, and I are natives of Colorado but have lived in Arizona since 1996, and Brenda, AZ is our permanent home where we are raising our family. We are the third generation in our family's company which has been doing business in LaPaz County since the 1980s. We develop, own, and operate RV parks in Arizona and Idaho, and Travis and I manage the company's operations here in Arizona.

As a parent of children who attend the high school, I have been impressed by the quality of education our kids have access to, even in such a small district. I am an avid supporter of the athletics program, student council, and clubs such as National Honor Society. We have many bright, wonderful kids who need continued advocacy in support of their future endeavors.

I view board membership as a legitimate commitment and will devote the energy and time necessary to complete the required work, learning district policies and operating within their framework. I am an experienced team player with the ability to understand varying perspectives and am pragmatic in my decision making. I will act strategically, in line with the interests of the entire school community, and seek to be objective and fiscally responsible. My heart is here, in this community, with these kids and families.

Tim Huhtala, Member