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 and is serving as Clerk of the Board this year. She currently helps nonprofits, educational organizations, and community partnerships reach their goals through strategic facilitation, project development and management and grantsmanship. Prior to this, Mrs. Underhill was a 3rd grade teacher in the Peoria Unified School District. She previously served as a statewide early childhood initiative coordinator, a program director for early college awareness programs and a business owner by providing strategic planning, program development, and grant writing services to health and human service agencies.
Education has always been one of Mrs. Underhill’s passions as she believes it represents the promise that individuals, regardless of background or circumstances, can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue their dreams. As a Board Member, Mrs. Underhill wants to ensure that our growing district can continue to offer the highest quality education for all children. Mrs. Underhill and her husband are the proud parents to two sons.
Monica Ceja Martinez, Governing Board Member
Mrs. Monica Ceja Martinez is rounding out her final year of a four-year term on the Governing Board. Mrs. Ceja Martinez served as the Governing Board Clerk in 2017 and Governing Board President in 2018 and 2019. Mrs. Ceja Martinez currently serves as a Retirement Education Specialist for Vanguard. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and a M.B.A. from Grand Canyon University. She also earned her Certificate in Education Finance from Georgetown University with a focus on strategic fiscal management, finance policy analysis and financial leadership.
She has been a fervent supporter of equity and access for all students, financial literacy and student safety and well-being. She has maintained strong stewardship of financial resources and encouraged current, relevant policy implementation. She and her husband have two boys that attend school in the Peoria Unified School District.
Judy Doane, Governing Board Member
Ms. Judy Doane has been a proud member of the Peoria Unified Governing Board since January 1, 2017. She is a committed mother, and now grandmother to a beautiful little girl. Ms. Doane uses her free time to volunteer in her community and especially enjoys giving back by teaching Sunday school at her church.
With an unwavering love for children, Ms. Doane believes schools should have a positive influence in students’ lives as well as provide an excellent education. Through the course of her three years on the Governing Board, she has supported the efforts of students and encouraged thoughtful dialogue and transparency throughout the district.
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.