2019-2020 Candidate Information

Meet the 2019-2020 Board Candidates

Please review our candidate information and then cast your vote via the Board of Directors Ballot. You must be a current AzSCA member to vote.


Julie Cota

Email julie.cota@showlow.education
School Show Low High School
Resume / Professional Experience / Education Julie Cota Resume
Position Statement I want to serve on the Board of Directors as I can bring years of experience and passion to our profession.  I feel I am equipped with the skills to research, share and provide mentorship with my peers. I am open to new ideas and appreciate relevant professional development opportunities to help our profession grow. I have served on the AzSCA general board for over 15 years.  This experience has given me the insight to move into this position with more focused knowledge on how the board works together to meet our yearly end goals.

Rosie Dayzie

Email dayzier@yahoo.com
School BIE Tuba City Boarding School
Resume / Professional Experience / Education Rosie Dayzie's Resume
Position Statement I bring 15 years of progressive expertise in the education field including K-12 and higher education levels. In my graduate studies I have demonstrated strong research and communication skills, and, in every assignment, I found to be dedicated to achieving scholarly excellence. I have a very strong knowledge of higher education administration and in the functional areas of student outcomes assessment and student learning engagement.  As a school counselor, I am a leader, an outstanding presenter, an excellent collaborator and a supporter to my peers. 

There is a great need for improvement of educational performance among American Indian students. It was reported in 2016 about 13 percent of American Indian have a college degree.  As we know Arizona has the third largest population of American Indians at 296,529 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010) and holds the second highest enrollment of Native students in the nation.  My passion to work with underrepresented populations stems from wanting to empower young individuals within the ethical realms of social advances.

On a personal note, I had a great opportunity to showcase my Native American heritage being part of the 2002 Winter Olympics as a torchbearer. This experience portrayed me as a young leader in a small community working with students through enrichment programs. The experience reinforces my decision to bring about the positive experiences of Native students and shed light on their educational needs at a national level. In summary, I am delighted to have this opportunity.

Britney Griffith

Email bmgriffith@mpsaz.org
School Taft and Patterson Elementary Schools, Mesa Public Schools
Resume Britney Griffith's Resume
Position Statement It's been an exciting year for Arizona education and a huge year for school counselor awareness. However, there is still so much to be done to ensure a quality education with appropriate supports for every child in Arizona. Through the #redfored movement and serving on the AzSCA Advocacy and Government Relations Committee, I have invested many hours learning about educational funding, how our state and districts define our role, and the fight to reduce our ratios.  As a member of the board of directors, I will use this knowledge and experience to advocate to stakeholders, continue to promote our profession statewide, and support my fellow school counselors and students.