Incumbent touts new programs, improvements

"We need to build better communication throughout the county and I have those skills to build the structure needed.

I want to be able to walk into a school in this county and know who I am because I have worked closely with them on their needs and concerns."

Nyberg has been a teacher for 24 years.

She's in her fourth year teaching United States history to seventh-graders at Thunderbolt Middle School in Lake Havasu City.

She said she has run political campaigns for congressional and state office seekers for 20 years.

"I know I can do a better job of bringing grants into the county and uniting the county so when we go for them in Phoenix we do so as a block (of schools) and that has not been done," Nyberg said.

"Money is being wasted and we need more accountability.

The superintendent talks about going out and getting grants when all he has to do is fill out forms, and that's not being done."

If elected, Nyberg said, she will work on such issues as the loss of qualified teachers because of low wages and poor benefits and getting an equitable health plan to cover all education personnel in the county.

"Even if it's not in the (superintendent's) job description and can be done to benefit education you must extend yourself and do it," Nyberg said.

Nyberg submitted a copy of her resume to the Daily Miner.

It lists numerous committees she has served on including the Arizona State Commission for Social Studies Realignment.

She also has been a community volunteer for the Arizona Bar Association Committee for Law Related Education, the London Bridge Republican Women's board of directors and the Lake Havasu Community Health Trust.

"What I can bring to the county school superintendent's office is innovation, a willingness to go out and work beyond what is called for, and experience in working in national, state and county political offices," Nyberg said.

"I want the county superintendent's office to be where people can find out information and feel comfortable asking for help."Mike File has mapped out what he wants to do as Mohave County school superintendent if he wins a third term in office in the fall.

"With the change (in name) of my office to the Mohave County Education Service Center last July we're now able to start new programs independent of schools," File said.

"My goal is not to compete for money with schools but work with them to be able to offer more programs.