FHUSD Board Members
The FHUSD governing board takes great pride in the accomplishments of our students and wants to recognize the achievement of significant educational excellence in areas of academics, sports, extracurricular activities, leadership, or other criteria that clearly identifies the individual(s) as having achieved an important accomplishment. If you know of a student who is worthy of this special recognition, please help us by filling out the FHUSD Student Recognition of Excellence Nomination Form and returning it to the governing board secretary.
Please feel free to contact a member of our board with your questions or concerns.
Meet Our Board Members
About Mrs. Jill Reed
Mrs. Jill Reed and her husband Chad moved to Fountain Hills in 2003. However, she has lived in Arizona for the past 30+ years, and she is a graduate of Scottsdale’s Saguaro High School. Mrs. Reed is the owner of Accusource, a data entry company, and has been self-employed since 1996. She is a longtime volunteer for the Fountain Hills school district, serving for six years as vice president and president of the PTO board. Mrs. Reed is the mother of two children: Katie and Hunter. Her term runs through December 2020.
About Dr. Wendy Miedel Barnard
Dr. Wendy Miedel Barnard currently works at Arizona State University as a researcher in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Her current project involves educational programs such as teacher preparation, teacher efficacy in educational reforms, teacher working conditions and retention, and early childhood educational coaching. Wendy previously worked at the University of Pittsburgh as an evaluator and at Buena Vista University in Iowa as an adjunct professor. Wendy has lived in Fountain Hills since 2010. She is married and has three children that attend FHUSD. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her board term expires in December 2022.
About Mrs. Judy Rutkowski
Mrs. Judy Rutkowski moved to Fountain Hills in 2001 with her husband and two children. Both children are graduates of Fountain Hills High School. Judy is a registered nurse and spent many years in the area of pediatrics and family medicine nursing. She currently works as a substitute nurse for Scottsdale Unified School District.
Judy has volunteered for Fountain Hills schools in various capacities, including classroom volunteer, member of the PTO, chaperone for field trips, school dances, Falcon Fiesta, and host parent for a foreign exchange student from Germany. She has also helped perform hearing and vision screenings. She served as a band booster parent and enthusiastically supports the “Fighting Flock of Falcon Fury.” Her board term expires in December 2022.
Mrs. Nadya Jenkins
About Mrs. Nadya Jenkins
Mrs. Nadya Jenkins was raised on a small family dairy farm in Michigan's upper peninsula. She lived with her husband and two children in Bolingbrook, IL and Pleasant Prairie, WI before they moved to Fountain Hills in 2016. In Illinois and Wisconsin Nadya was active in public schools as a math and reading interventions volunteer, PBIS Council parent liaison, Principal’s Planning Committee parent rep, PTO Treasurer, and PTO President. She also served as a Girl Scout troop leader.
Nadya has worked for an IT consulting company based in IL since 2011, currently holding a position as Senior Project Manager. Since living in Fountain Hills, she has served on the Vision Fountain Hills subcommittee for attracting families and promoting schools, and as a board member and officer for Golden Eagle Education Foundation. Nadya's son and daughter both attend schools in Fountain Hills Unified School District. Her board term expires in December 2022.
About Dr. C.T. Wright
Dr. Wright is the founder and chairman of The Light of Hope Institute. He moved to Fountain Hills with his wife Mary in 1999. He began his career in education as a teacher in his hometown of Social Circle, Georgia. Dr. Wright also held professorships and administrative positions at several colleges and universities, including assistant provost at Eastern Washington University and president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. This educator and historian is a member of numerous professional, community, and civic boards including serving as president emeritus of the International Foundation for Education and Self Help. He earned a PhD from Boston University, an MA from Clark Atlanta University, a BS from Fort Valley State University, and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Mary Holmes College. Dr. Wright’s term on the governing board runs through December 2020.