SADIE SHAW - TUSD GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER
Since winning her election in 2020, Sadie Shaw has kept her promise to be the independent, critically-thinking board member that sticks up for students, staff and parents when no one else will.
Sadie is an artist, activist and arts administrator from Tucson, AZ. She earned a BFA in Art & Visual Culture Education from the University of Arizona in 2019 while serving for two years as President of the Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association. Through this work, a renaissance of creative placemaking projects have been initiated in this historic Black neighborhood. In 2019 Sadie was appointed by Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham, to serve on the City of Tucson's Public Art & Community Design Committee, serving until September of 2022. Sadie currently serves on the League of Women Voters Board of Directors as an appointed member at large, as well as the Tucson Juneteenth Festival Board. She currently works at the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona as their Community Design Manager.
Sadie's passion for the arts, the Tucson community, and her leadership in the neighborhood blossomed into the Sugar Hill Oral History Project, a collection of stories from the neighborhood’s elders, and the Sugar Hill Community Land Trust, the nonprofit she found with the ultimate goal of protecting the neighborhood and its residents from gentrification.
Help her continue the work she started in 2021 by volunteering, donating, and voting Sadie Shaw for TUSD Governing Board.