Craig Beckman

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Beckman is originally from Michigan and eventually moved to Arizona to be closer to family. He and his wife own Stoke Interactive, a boutique marketing and web development firm [2].

Beckman has helped moderate an online parent group with around 5,000 members [2].

Key Issues


Beckman wants to improve communication between the district and parents. He suggests creating video content to explain topics important to the district, standardizing teacher-to-parent communication, and hosting open meetings with parents [3]. 


Beckman believes that being able to offer great benefits and better wages plays a role in the success of students [2]. He wants DVUSD to look for ways to improve benefits and wages [3].

Special Needs Programs

He will work at the district and state levels to advocate for an accurate cost study to determine the providing of services to special needs students [3].

Parental Involvement

Beckman will make sure that parents have a voice in DVUSD through surveys, curriculum review, and communication with teachers and campus/district administration [3].


Arizona Save our Schools; Stephanie Simacek


1 Arizona Save our Schools 
2 Blog for Arizona 
3 Official Website 
4 Linkedin