Mountain Institute has a governing board of seven members appointed for two- or four-year terms representing our partner school districts: Ash Fork, Bagdad, Chino Valley, Humboldt, Mayer, Prescott and Seligman. The Governing Board creates policies and oversees program administration and budget.

The governing board meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The meeting is located at the district offices, 3003 Centerpointe East Drive in Prescott. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.; the public is always invited. (Call office at 928-771-0791 to confirm date/time.)

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Governing Board Members

These civic-minded members of Yavapai County hold the key to a much brighter future for career and technical education and expanded partnerships with the business community, while safeguarding the investment of our taxpayers.

 

Ted Coleman

Ted Coleman

Ash Fork
Representing the Ash Fork Joint Unified School District is Ted Coleman.

Beth Cummins

Beth Cummins

Bagdad
A resident of the district for five year, Mrs. Cummins serves as the Technology Director for Bagdad School District. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computing and Information Systems from Yavapai College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Her professional experience includes work as a network specialist for Cypress Copper Corporation and as a technology consultant for many small rural schools.

Phillip Cox

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Chino Valley

LaBeth Pondish

LaBeth Pondish

Prescott Valley
Ms. Pondish has been a resident of the district since 2007. She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English and Government and a Master of Science from the University of Houston–Clear Lake in Curriculum & Instruction. Ms. Pondish taught English for 31 years, primarily with the La Porte Independent School District in Texas, before relocating to Prescott Valley. In retirement, she has supervised secondary student teachers for Prescott College.

Dale Uecker

Dale Uecker

Mayer
Mr. Uecker has lived in the Mayer school district since 2003. He is currently the Ag Welding Instructor at Mayer High School. Mr. Uecker has been teaching welding to Mayer High School students since 2009. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors and fishing.

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Prescott – Board Chair
Representing the Prescott Unified School District is Michael Taylor, a 30-year resident of the area. Mr. Taylor is an architect operating his own firm for the last 14 years. He has years of experience working with various school districts throughout central and western Arizona. He is married (Jennifer) and has five grown children and twin granddaughters.

Brenda Bryant

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Seligman