Our September 28th Meeting Featured Speaker
Amanda Burke, Ed. D.
Senior Director, Education
Center For The Future of Arizona
"Vision 2025: Arizona Comes of Age”
Arizona is entering an era of transformation that will enable the state to emerge as a fully vital and competitive player nationally. Business and community leaders, non-profit organizations, philanthropic partners and dedicated Arizonans are beginning a ten-year, collaborative effort to create the Arizona we want and develop the education we need. Join Dr. Amanda Burke from Center for the Future of Arizona to learn about the Arizona we have today, plans to create opportunity and prosperity for all Arizonans and how you can personally commit to making our state a better place to learn, work and live.
Amanda Burke joined Center for the Future of Arizona in 2009 and is the Senior Director for Education. She is responsible for the leadership and management of CFA's education portfolio, which focuses on innovation and systemic change that will close student achievement gaps, increase educational attainment and prepare a highly skilled workforce.
Previously, Dr. Burke was Director of Education Innovation and Policy with the Arizona State University Office of University Initiatives in the Office of the President. Since 2004, she has been involved in the conceptualization and start-up of a number of education innovation initiatives including the nationally recognized ASU and Teach For America partnership and the ASU Preparatory Academies, which are ASU-affiliated pre K-12 charter schools. She began her career in education through Teach for America as a high school English teacher in Watts, Los Angeles. Burke holds degrees from University of Texas at Austin and Arizona State University.
Saturday, October 1st from 2-4 pm
Doors open at 1:30 pm
Legislative District 22
Michael Muscato, Senate
Manny Hernandez, Representative
Paul Penzone, Sheriff (via video)
Adrian Fontes, Recorder
Joe Downs, Treasurer
Diego Rodriguez, Attorney
Michelle Robertson, Superintendent of Schools
Linda Thor, Maricopa County Colleges Governing Board
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
Mickael Newcomb, M.D., Moderator
Jazzy Poms of SCW lead in candidates at 2:00 pm
Cimarron Center at Sun City Grand
17100 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise, Arizona
All voters in LD-22 are invited
For more info contact: Frank Reed at 623-521-6540
Paid for by Grand Democrats, Northwest Valley Democrats and LD22