⚲ 701 West Wetmore Road, Tucson AZ 85705 · ☎ 520-696-5147

The Foundation Board

Glenda Arffa

Glenda Arffa

Board Chair

Glenda is an Assistant Principal at Amphitheater High School.

Tara Barrera

Tara Barrera

Board Member

Tara Barrera is the Community Program Coordinator at Tucson Electric Power.

Tassi Call

Tassi Call

Board Member

Tassi Call is the Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education for Amphitheater Public Schools

Leann Calvin

Leann Calvin

Board Secretary
Leah Coleman

Leah Coleman

Board Member
Fabian Cordova

Fabian Cordova

Board Member

Fabian Cordova is the CFO at Clinical Outcomes Solutions.

Lisa DaDeppo

Lisa DaDeppo

Board Member

Lisa began her career as an educator at Wilson K-8 in 1997, after graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Political Science, and a post-Bac certification in Secondary Education. She completed her M.A. in Language, Reading, and Culture in 1999. She left K-12 teaching to work with academically at-risk student-athletes at the University of Arizona, and then the University of Maryland, College Park. During her time at UMD, she earned her Ph.D. in Special Education. Upon returning to Tucson in 2005, Lisa began teaching in the Reading department at Pima Community College Downtown and Northwest campuses. In 2011 she began working part-time as the coordinator of the Reading Room at Harelson Elementary School and in 2013 she took a position at Cross Middle School as the Writing Lab teacher. Since being at Cross, she has also taught Odyssey of the Mind and Career Exploration. Lisa enjoys being involved in the Amphi community and has served on several school-based teams, including Harelson PTO, Cross Site Council, and CDO Odyssey of the Mind parent organization. She and her husband have three children that attend Harelson, Cross, and CDO.

Todd Jaeger

Todd Jaeger

Board Member

Todd Jaeger is the Superintendent of Amphitheater Public Schools

Justin Lukasewicz

Justin Lukasewicz

Board Member

Justin Lukasewicz currently works for Greater Tucson Leadership managing programs and leadership curriculum development. He is the owner and executive producer of Tucson Improv Movement, an improv comedy theater which opened in the Fourth Avenue District in 2012. He holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Misericordia University and Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Arizona.

Michael McConnell

Michael McConnell

Board Member

Michael McConnell is the principal at Innovation Academy in the Amphi School District. He has served the community for over 25 years as a teacher and administrator.

Christina Myren

Christina Myren

Board Member
Megan Page

Megan Page

Board Chair Elect

Megan Page works with Pima County Public Defender.

Elizabeth Slater

Elizabeth Slater

Board Treasurer

Elizabeth Slater (she/her) is a youth advocate. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Youth On Their Own, a nonprofit organization that supports the high school graduation and continued success of teens experiencing homelessness.

Julie Turpin

Julie Turpin

Board Member

Julie is an alumna of Lulu Walker Elementary, Amphitheater Middle School and Amphitheater High School She is proud to be part of a three generation Amphi family. Her parents both graduated Amphitheater High School Class of 1964, she followed in 1990 and both of her 2 children attend Amphitheater Public Schools at Harelson Elementary and Cross Middle School. Julie currently resides in Oro Valley, Arizona with her husband James of 20 years and her two children. After graduating The University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts she decided to pursue a career in promotional products and custom apparel. She is celebrating her 25th anniversary in the industry. She is the owner of Barrio Promo, LLC. a promotional products company who specializes in branding, promotional products and apparel for companies and organizations nationwide.

Carol Tracy

Carol Tracy

Board Member

Carol has been part of the Amphi Community since 1993 when she moved to Tucson. She attended La Cima Middle School and is a proud graduate of Amphi High School. After attending the University of Arizona, she started her teaching career in the Amphi School District teaching at Painted Sky Elementary and Walker Elementary. As a teacher, Carol earned her National Board Teaching Certification and received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Arizona. Carol has served as an administrator at La Cima Middle School, Harelson Elementary and Mesa Verde Elementary School. Recently, Carol become a first time mom. She is now working as a full time mom and part-time principal mentor for Amphi Schools. Carol has volunteered with the Amphi Foundation since 2002 and joined the board in 2017.

Julie Turetzky

Julie Turetzky

Board Member
Julie Charters

Julie Charters

Acting Executive Director

Julie Charters is the Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator for Amphi Foundation and the Acting Executive Director. After earning a B.S. in Finance, Julie began a career at Bechtel Corp in Phoenix. She later moved to New Mexico and served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit advocating for the revitalization of an historic downtown. Julie then took on the challenges of being a stay at home and military spouse. For 12 years she embraced each new base and found ways to serve her local community. Her family has now settled in Tucson and Julie continues to be an active volunteer. Previously, Julie worked at Innovation Academy, Amphi’s STEM school, as the Instructional Technology Specialist. She has three young children who all attend Amphi schools.

We are proud of and thankful for the passion and talent that our Board Members bring to the Amphi Foundation, and we are always looking for individuals with a strong connection to the Amphi Community to join our leadership team.

Please contact us for more information.

Monthly Meetings
Third Wednesday of the month
7:30AM Amphitheater School District Central Offices
701 W. Wetmore Rd. (West of Oracle Rd.)

To be placed on the agenda, please call 520-696-5147.