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 40 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.  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 Buckeye where they, too, are small business owners. Their youngest daughter, Jamie, graduated from Arizona State University.  She lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband Grant Goss and sons, Finlay and Ransom

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

Carolyn Freedman, Member

I have lived in Brenda, Arizona, since 2002, raising our kids and working as the third generation in our family's company which has been doing business in La Paz County since the 1980s.  We develop, own, and operate RV parks in Arizona, Idaho, and Washington, and my husband, Travis, and I manage the company's operations here in Arizona.

As a parent of children who attended Salome 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 the National Honor Society, volunteering time serving the programs in various capacities.  We have many bright, wonderful kids who need continued advocacy to support their current and future endeavors.

I view board membership as a legitimate commitment and will diligently complete the required work, learning district policies and operating within their framework, as well as identifying ways to continue to improve and support the school's objectives.  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 diverse school community of stakeholders, and seek to be objective and fiscally responsible.  My heart is here, in this community, with these kids and families.

McKenzie James, Member

My name is McKenzie James, my husband Henry and I are originally from New Mexico and  moved to Arizona to continue farming and ranching. I am a business owner in the community and an active member of the McMullen Valley Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to serving on the school board to advocate for students as they are the future of this community. 

Heath Randall, Member

Heath Randall is the son of Robin and Vance Randall. He grew up in Salome and attended/Graduated from both Salome Elementary School and Salome High School. Upon graduating high school in 1998, he joined the United States Air Force where he worked in Materiel Management. His Air Force career took him to stateside bases in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Nevada.  He also spent time stationed overseas in Korea(twice) and Turkey. During this time, he deployed several times in support of Operations Nothern Watch, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Horizons Suriname.  He retired at 20 years as a Technical Sergeant in 2018. He was the NCOIC of the F-35 Aircraft Parts Store at Nellis AFB, NV.  He returned to Salome after retiring and took over management of the RZ Mini Mart and is currently a co-owner and manager there.