Adam Ragan

Adam Ragan

Tucson Governing Board Unified School District, AZ

Adam is running for the Tucson Unified School District governing board as a proud progressive. As a public high school English and college writing teacher in Tucson, Adam’s classroom experience will bring a fresh perspective to the district. He believes that we must intentionally build systems of equity into our schools. Adam will fight for access to culturally-relevant curricula, top-notch technology and highly-qualified educators while building a system that works for every student and all students. He is unafraid of speaking truth to power and fighting for progressive issues. As an openly LGBTQ community leader, Adam continues to advocate for and with his community to ensure all LGBTQ folx have access to the table.

As the proud product of public education, from pre-K to grad school, Adam knows how vital our public schools are for our kids, our staff and our local economy. Our schools are the foundation upon which everything is built. The governing board oversees the district’s operations and provides direction on policies and curricula as well as approving the $550-million budget. Adam knows that his teacher’s perspective will help guide southern Arizona’s largest district, serving over 45,000 students, into the future and ensure that every student has the best education. Adam served on the committee that wrote the revisions to TUSD’s family life curricula, which ensures inclusive, medically-accurate, age-appropriate sexuality education for students. Adam maintains relationships with education leaders across Arizona to advocate for students and educators. He is a leader with his local association, serving as Site Rep and the executive board. Adam’s activism has seen him take leadership roles with the local democratic party, serving on the executive boards of his legislative district, county and the Arizona Democratic Party State Committee.