Jeanne Casteen

Jeanne Casteen serves as the President of the Creighton School District’s Governing Board of Education; she was elected to by her peers on the Board after serving for 6 years and being re-elected twice to the School Board. For her commitment to excellent public schools and her advocacy on behalf of the Creighton School District in particular, Jeanne has been recognized with awards by the Arizona School Board’s Association and the Arizona School Public Relations Association. Professionally, she has spent over a decade teaching exclusively in Title 1 Middle Schools (those with lower socio-economic resources). She is an alumnus of the Teach For America (TFA) Institute with both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Arizona State University (graduating summa cum laude). She also holds instructor certifications for both Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. When Jeanne is not in the boardroom or the classroom, she can be found on either a baseball diamond, basketball, or volleyball court coaching girls’ sports. Coaching and teaching—as well as giving back to the community—are vocations and values she learned from her parents while growing up in Illinois. Her Mom and Dad were active members of the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) union, who always found time to volunteer and give back to their community through youth sports (sharing the bug with Jeanne and her 2 sisters). Jeanne is married and has 4 children. All of her kids have attended public schools in Arizona.