Stephanie Simacek

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Simacek is originally from Ashland, Oregon and received a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Portland State University. She also received a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University. Before teaching, Simacek first worked in a law firm, and then spent time pursuing a career in project management at a web development company [1]. 

Simacek moved to Arizona in 2014. Her youngest daughter is a 1st grader in the DVUSD system [1].

Key Issues


Simacek believes in effective communication between schools, districts, and parents, so that parents can get better clarification and understanding on what is happening in the district [2].


Simacek believes in increasing teacher salaries and providing lower cost benefits [2]. She believes that this contributes to teacher retention [2].


Arizona Save our Schools; Craig Beckman


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