All public notices of Board Meetings for Tempe Preparatory Academy and Tempe Preparatory Junior Academy are posted outside the Tempe Preparatory Academies Administration Building on the bulletin board located on the SW side of the building (by the door to the Front Office). Notices are also posted on our website below.
The completed Annual Financial Report (AFR) for Tempe Preparatory Academies may be found on the Arizona Department of Education website at:
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Board of Directors
Chad Sampson is an attorney specializing in schools and education. He currently serves as Vice President for Legal Affairs at the Arizona Board of Regents. He served as Assistant Attorney General under Terry Goddard and testified frequently with the Arizona State Board of Education. Sampson has three children attending Tempe Preparatory Academies.
Richard Foreman serves as the President and CEO of the Arizona Business and Education Coalition. Foreman worked as the Director of Corporate Public Affairs for Southwest Gas Corporation for 28 years. Foreman also served 10 years as a board member for the Tempe Union High School District and four years for Great Hearts Academies. In addition, Foreman served on numerous task forces and educational entities via appointment by the Arizona Governor. Since the early 1990s, he chaired and co-chaired 11 school finance-campaign committees in Tempe. His experience also entails legislative and regulatory positions in the State of Arizona and Washington, D.C.
Dr. Stuart Newfeld
Dr. Stuart Newfeld is a professor and faculty leader in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. He has 30 years of experience in biology teaching and research, including funding from Science Foundation Arizona, the National Institutes of Health and the European Commission. He actively works with Tempe Preparatory’s Science Department Chair and Pre-College Advisor to improve science education at the junior and senior academy.
Roberta Fischer is a Revenue Agent with the Department of Treasury. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. Fischer and her husband — David — have been Tempe Preparatory parents since 2003. They have five children, two who are currently attending and three who have graduated from Tempe Preparatory Academy.
Lisa Borawski-Pickard is the Director of Finance for the Medtronic Tempe Campus and is responsible for the campus’ financial health, strategic planning, compliance and continuous improvement. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Dr. Rebecca Cryder
Dr. Cryder has been teaching for 19 years, at both the junior high and high school levels. She is an experienced Spanish and Social Studies teacher and currently teaches Economics and American History. She has completed extensive research on gender differences in academic achievement and is well-versed in federal and state education requirements. She is experienced in data analysis and curriculum alignment and has received funding from the Helios Education Foundation for the implementation of instructional strategies in the classroom. She is an active parent with two children, both of whom attend Tempe Preparatory Academy.