Steve Watson, Juan Ramirez

Superintendent Steve Watson, right, swears in Juan Ramirez.

Juan Ramirez was sworn in as the new board member for West-MEC, a career and technical education school district serving the West Valley, on Nov. 8.

Ramirez was sworn in by Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson in front of his family and West-MEC representatives. 

“West-MEC is a really important district,” Watson said. 

“What we’re talking about in education right now, what works for kids is career and technical education, project-based learning. We need good individuals on our local school boards to help set and drive good policy for our districts, including West-MEC. Juan’s going to be phenomenal, supporting the kids and the policies that help these kids grow in the CTE programs.”

Ramirez, a lawyer and an electrical engineer, represents District 1. West-MEC’s Governing Board is a policy-setting board of seven members, following the same rules and regulations as all Arizona public school district governing boards.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity to help the teachers and students achieve their educational goals,” Ramirez said. “I look forward to building relationships with students, teachers, community and various stakeholders of this organization.”