David Sandoval, Governing Board President
Mr. David Sandoval is the current President of the Governing Board and has served the district since 2017. With vast experience in marketing and business, Mr. Sandoval is President of his marketing firm, The Blender Marketing Group. He has specialized training in business development, optimizing research techniques, and philanthropy and fund development from the ASU Lodestar Center.
Mr. Sandoval brings his strength as a results-oriented leader to the Board where he is skilled at identifying problems and implementing new processes and procedures. Mr. Sandoval also serves as vice president of the Phoenix Union Foundation for Education and a Board Member for Arizona Latino School Board Association. Mr. Sandoval studied Psychology at Arizona State University. He and his wife reside in Peoria and are proud Peoria Unified parents.
Cory Underhill, Governing Board Clerk
Mrs. Cory Underhill has served on the Peoria Unified Governing Board since January 1, 2019. Prior to running for the Board, Mrs. Underhill was a third-grade teacher in the Peoria Unified School District. She recently returned to the classroom and currently serves as a sixth-grade teacher in a neighboring district. Cory previously served as a statewide early childhood initiative coordinator, a program director for an early college awareness program, and a small business owner providing strategic planning, program development, and grant writing services to health and human service agencies.
As a Board Member, Mrs. Underhill wants to ensure that our growing district can continue to offer the highest quality education for all children so that they can positively impact the future of our community and beyond. Mrs. Underhill and her husband are the proud parents of two sons who both have attended Peoria Unified schools since kindergarten. Mrs. Underhill holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of Colorado, and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University in Denver.
Rebecca Hill, Governing Board Member
Mrs. Hill joined the Peoria Unified Governing Board on January 1, 2021. She has been a home school parent and teacher for the past six years, a resident of Peoria for the past 20 years, and has been happily married for the last 25 years. She volunteers at two senior group homes in the area, and prior to home schooling full-time, she served as Marketing Director for Assisted Living Communities in the Phoenix-area. Mrs. Hill and her family attend Dream City Church and she also dedicates a portion of her time as a worship leader for a bible study group at The Church at Arrowhead.
Mrs. Hill has made the ultimate commitment to the education of her child by electing to home school for the past six years. She hopes to use her hands-on schooling experience, including researching and utilizing various curriculums, to help the district fulfill its mission to serve every child. She looks forward to focusing on curriculum and providing transparency between the Governing Board, parents, teachers and the community. Mrs. Hill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Northern Arizona University.
Beverly Pingerelli, Governing Board Member
Mrs. Beverly Pingerelli has served on the Peoria Unified Governing Board since 2014. During her tenure, she was President in 2017, and Clerk of the Board in 2015, 2018 and 2019. Mrs. Pingerelli currently works full-time as a Science Project Coordinator at Grand Canyon University working with the Assistant Dean in the college of Science Engineering and Technology, and part-time in the Molecular Medicine Laboratory at St. Joseph's Hospital performing infectious disease testing. She previously served as a Cytogenetic and Molecular Technologist at St. Joseph’s Hospital, specializing in brain and eye cancers.
Key focuses for Mrs. Pingerelli as a board member include improving academic performance within the district and supporting career technical education opportunities for students. Mrs. Pingerelli received a Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan as well as training at Henry Ford Hospital as a cytogenetics technologist. She currently holds an American Society for Clinical Pathology Cytogenetics Certification, CG(ASCP)CM for Laboratory Personnel. She and her husband have two daughters who are proud graduates of Peoria Unified Schools.
Dr. Bill Sorensen, Governing Board Member
Dr. William Sorensen or “Bill” was born and raised in Arizona and began his service on the Governing Board on January 1, 2021. He currently serves as an assistant principal in the Tolleson Union High School District. He previously had the honor of serving as the grateful principal of Centennial High School and prior to that role, served as an assistant principal at Mountain Ridge High School in the Deer Valley Unified School District. Dr. Sorensen also previously served at Cactus High School, in Peoria Unified, as a teacher and a coach where he learned from many hall of fame coaches. He began his career in education as a science teacher and coach at Desert Ridge High School in Gilbert Public Schools.
Dr. Sorensen’s mother was an educational leader, and from a young age, he was drawn towards youth and mentorship. Bill obtained his teaching degree from Arizona State University, a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University and finished his doctorate in organizational leadership with an emphasis on K-12 Leadership in 2016.