The Amphitheater Public Schools

    Governing Board

    Board members are proud to serve the District's
    students, families, and community.

    Governing Board meetings will be held with safe and healthy practices in place.

    We will have a quorum in attendance at meetings even though the Superintendent and Board members are not all gathered in a central, physical location.  Arizona permits Board members to attend meetings by videoconference or telephone.  

    Members of the public will be able to access the meeting in the following ways:

    • The public is invited to listen to the web meeting remotely via a webinar tool we are using. The link will be posted the day before a meeting on the District home page. Individuals will not be able to participate in the Call to the Audience through the webinar. See below for options for the Call to the Audience.
    • Individuals may attend the meeting in person at the Wetmore Center, 701 West Wetmore Road, Leadership & Professional Development Center. Attendees will be able to hear the Board from that location in chairs placed at least 6 feet apart. In addition, any documents or presentations shown to the Board during the meeting will also be viewable.

    The following steps will be taken to ensure the safety of staff and the public:

    • Masks are required.
    • Temperatures and health screenings will be administered at the door. Anyone with a fever, cough or other symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to attend in person.
    • Attendees will be required to maintain a distance of at least six feet from staff and each other.

    Call to the Audience

    The Board will take public comments at this meeting. Individuals are invited to submit comments in writing to ksmith@amphi.com 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Individuals who wish to address the Board in-person during Call to the Audience should fill out a public comment card and hand it to the Governing Board Secretary located in the main hallway of the Leadership and Professional Development Center.  The Governing Board Secretary will indicate the order of the speakers for Call to the Audience and show each speaker where to stand when it is their turn to address the Board. All comments are limited to 3 minutes.

    The Arizona Open Meeting Law (AOML) prevents Governing Board Members from responding to correspondence.  Any response they might make would constitute “discussion” of a board matter, which can only lawfully occur within the confines of a public meeting.  Thus, the lack of response from a Board Member to a letter should not be construed as anything other than their inability to respond; it should certainly not be construed as a lack of concern or respect.

    We apologize in advance for any unforeseeable difficulties and ask for your patience as we navigate unprecedented conditions.  


  • Deanna M. Day


    Deanna M. Day, M.Ed., President

    Ms. Day has long been a proponent of student outcomes, Ms. Day herself is a product of an Amphitheater education - starting at Wetmore Elementary, then attending Amphi Middle and finally graduating as an Amphi Panther.

  • Vicki Cox Golder


    Vicki Cox Golder, Vice President

    Ms. Cox Golder has returned to the Amphitheater Governing Board after serving as a member from 1987 to 1996 while her two sons attended Amphitheater schools. Now that three of her grandchildren are attending schools in the district, she is back to serve again.

  • Scott K. Baker, PhD


    Scott K. Baker, Ph.D.

    Dr. Baker has a long history in the Amphitheater Public School District. He and his wife Windy met when they were students at Amphitheater High School. Soon after the oldest of their three children was school age, they bought a home in the district so their children could attend Amphi schools.

  • Matt Kopec



    Matthew A. Kopec

    Mr. Kopec is a native of Tucson and proud product of public schools. He holds a degree from the University of Arizona in Political Science & Sociology and currently works as a Council Aide for the City of Tucson.

  • Susan Zibrat


    Susan Zibrat

    Ms. Zibrat was re-elected to a new term and took the public Oath of Office on January 15, 2019. She is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the Amphi community again in a leadership position.