Lela Alston Remains President of the Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board

Posted by Community Relations on 1/21/2016

Lela Alston will remain the President of the Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board for the second year. The Board re-elected Alston for a second term, and elected Ian Danley as the Board Clerk for 2016. Both officers are at-large members of the Board, representing the entire District.

Alston was elected to her first Governing Board term in 2008 and retained her seat in 2012 in an uncontested race.   Alston is also a member of the Arizona House of Representatives (District 24), elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 and 2014. It is her second stint in the State Legislature, having served as a Senator for 18 years, from 1976-94. A Phoenix native and Phoenix Union High School alumnus, Alston taught Family and Consumer Science in the District for 34 years at West, Maryvale, Alhambra, Metro Tech and Bostrom High Schools.

Danley is serving the final year of his first four-year term on the Board. He is a community leader and community organizer who directs youth leadership and college preparatory programs for local urban youth through his work at Neighborhood Ministries. He was honored by the White House as a Cesar Chavez “Champion of Change” in March, 2013 for his immigration reform advocacy. Danley graduated from Phoenix Union’s North High International Baccalaureate program,