Juan Ramirez was sworn in as the new board member of West-MEC, a vocational and technical school district serving the West Valley, on November 8.
Ramirez was sworn in by Maricopa County School Principal Steve Watson in front of his family and representatives from West-MEC.
âWest-MEC is a very important district,â Watson said.
âWhat we are currently talking about in education, what works for children, is vocational and technical education, project-based learning. We need the right people in our local school boards to help establish and drive good policy for our districts, including West-MEC. Juan is going to be phenomenal, supporting kids and the policies that help those kids grow up in CTE programs.
Ramirez, a lawyer and electrical engineer, represents District 1. The West-MEC Board of Directors is a seven-member governing board, which follows the same rules and regulations as all public school district boards of directors in Arizona.
âI am very happy with this opportunity to help teachers and students achieve their educational goals,â said Ramirez. âI look forward to building relationships with students, teachers, the community and various stakeholders in this organization. “