The CCUEF Trustees are responsible for oversight of funds and how they will be appropriated.

Meet the team!

Heidi Brashear – Chair

2020 – Present

After attending the inaugural Rock the District show, Heidi knew there was something special about the event and the community.  She continued to attend the event annually as well as other events hosted by CCUEF which further strengthened her interest in being part of such an amazing organization that gives back to the teachers.  With 2 daughters in the CCUSD District who are actively involved in volunteering and school activities, joining the team was an obvious fit.

Heidi is a corporate marketer who enjoys the creativity and gratification that comes with volunteering for different organizations.  She has worked in the Digital Marketing arena for over 20 years, primarily focusing on the hospitality industry.  While her job requires her to travel frequently, her passion is for her family, enjoying the outdoors and volunteering.

president@ccuef.org

Stacy O’Keeffe – Vice Chair

2020 – Present

Angela Vasiloff – Secretary

2020 – Present

secretary@ccuef.org

Philip Cilliers – Treasurer

2020 – Present

Philip initially began volunteering in the CCUSD community to meet other parents.  From the first day he found a welcoming place where he could use his skills to make a difference in the schools his children attended and the school district as a whole.  Through volunteering Philip has formed great friendships and helped make our already great district a little bit better.  Philip has two children in the district and has volunteered with them at HTES, STMS and now CSHS.

Philip and his wife Traci own a CPA firm in Scottsdale which keep them pretty busy in April and October.   Their kids joke that they knew form an early age when tax day was as it meant a family vacation!   The whole family enjoy traveling and going on adventures together.

treasurer@ccuef.org

Nancy Pratt – Trustee

2017 – Present

Director of Instructional Technology for Cave Creek Unified School District. In this role, she coaches and mentors teachers of the district in innovative practices with technology and 21st-century skills. She also plans and conducts training around Arizona and supports National Board Certification, an advanced credential for teachers, for CCUSD and teachers around the state.  Additionally, Nancy has worked as an adjunct faculty member at GCU, on campus and online, as well as a subject-matter expert in technology integration coursework.

Nancy has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Arizona State University, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction also from ASU, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University. 

Married for 32 years, Nancy and her husband have two children, and one wonderful son-in-law all of whom attended CSHS.  Nancy and her family have lived in the Cave Creek Unified School District for 21 years.

Amanda Raymond – Trustee

2020 – Present

Keri Woosley – Trustee

2020 – Present

Jessica Spencer – Trustee

2020 – Present

A mom of 2 students in the CCUSD district, Jessie has long been an engaged member of our educational community. She became involved in the Black Mountain Elementary PTO when her oldest was in Kindergarten, and is now beginning her 7th year as the PTO president at BMES. Serving in this capacity, it became increasingly evident just how much our schools rely on the support of our community to make our kids’ educational experience exceptional. This prompted her to get involved at a district-wide level as a trustee on the CCUEF Board. 

Outside of community involvement, Jessie has worked in the world of corporate talent acquisition for 15 years in industries ranging from sales/marketing to veterinary medicine  and public relations to culinary arts. She has a passion for developing businesses by helping them find their next rock-star employees. Her two kiddos keep their family running from place to place and you can almost always find them at the local baseball/softball, soccer or lacrosse fields, coaching and/or cheering on their favorite student athletes! 

Cadi Angeli – Trustee

2019 – Present

Cadi Angeli is a Cave Creek native that attended CCUSD schools kindergarten through 12th grade.  The daughter of a CCUSD teacher, Cadi followed in her father’s footsteps and has been with the CCUSD educational family for 20 years as a middle school counselor at Sonoran Trails.  Cadi is also the mom of a Junior at NAU that also attended Cave Creek Schools from preschool through 12th grade.  

As an ingrained member of the Cave Creek community, Cadi works tirelessly to promote a school-centered culture with all stakeholders.  She believes that healthy schools and children are the foundation for a positive local climate.  She supports community outreach, local arts, and sports programs as activities that build a connection between schools and local Cave Creekers. 

Cadi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Hillsdale College, a Masters Degree from the University of Phoenix in School Counseling, and A second Masters Degree in Secondary Education.   She became involved with CCUEF as a way to give back to the school system that has supported her family for over 50 years.

Kimberly Middlemist – Trustee

2020 – Present

Dr. Debbi Burdick – District Superintendent

2008 – Present

Dr. Burdick is a non-voting, ex-officio member of the CCUEF Board. Dr. Burdick has been an educator for 46 years, in the roles of teacher, educational consultant, principal, associate superintendent, and superintendent. She has been an adjunct professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. Dr. Burdick has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western IL University, two Masters Degrees from Eastern IL University and a Doctorate from Arizona State University.

Her family has lived in the Cave Creek Unified School District for 25 years since moving here from Illinois, with two of her children graduating from Cactus Shadows High School.