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Mr. Mitch Lindemann
Board Member
Phone: 520-364-2447

Mitchel R. Lindemann was born in Valley City, North Dakota and was raised primarily in Bismarck, North Dakota where he graduated from Bismarck High School (1976) and Bismarck Junior College (1978).  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal and Instrumental Music from Valley City State University (1981).  After graduation, he taught in the North Dakota Public School systems before moving to Arizona in 1986 where he accepted a teaching position with the Duncan Unified School District.

Mr. Lindemann was hired to teach Instrumental Music (Band) for the Douglas Unified School District in 1988.  He received a Master of Arts in Elementary Education degree (1991) and a Master of Arts in Education Administration degree (1993) both from Northern Arizona University (NAU).  In 1997, Mr. Lindemann received the Distinguished Alumni Award from NAU.  Mr. Lindemann completed an Internship for Public School Superintendence in 2000 from the University of Phoenix.  Mr. Lindemann also holds Arizona certification in English as a Second Language (ESL), Structured English Immersion (SEI) and Administration.

Mr. Lindemann has served the City of Douglas on the Planning and Zoning Commission as member, Vice Chairman and Chairman from 1994 to 2005.  He was elected Councilman for Ward Two in 2006 and again in 2010 and served until 2014.  He was appointed to serve as a Chairman of the City of Douglas Finance Committee in 2006 and served until 2014.

In 2004; as a Civic-minded individual, Mr. Lindemann applied for and was awarded the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial which toured Douglas from April 9 through 17, 2005 and was presented at the Eight Street Veteran's Park.

In 2010 Mr. Lindemann was appointed Mayor Pro Tempore (Vice Mayor) for the City of Douglas and served until 2014.  He also served as the City of Douglas' representative to the Southeast Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) from 2012 to 2014.  Mr. Lindemann served as DUSD Summer School Principal in 2008 and 2009.  Mr. Lindemann has served as Vice Chairman of the Douglas Education Assocation, as a faculty member for the Cochise Community College and as a member of the Douglas Unified Schools Blue Ribbon committees.  A career educator; Mr. Lindemann retired from teaching in 2011 to spend more time with family, his granddaughter and to continue his service to the community of Douglas.  Mr. Lindemann was elected to serve on the Douglas Unified School Board in 2014.

Goals: To strive to fulfill the Board goals, the District Mission statement and to provide a quality education for our students while maintaining fiscal responsbility ensuring the best results for the taxpayer's money.  To fulfill the role of a School Board member; which is according to the National School Boards Association, to be the education watchdog for the community.

The Douglas Unified School District #27 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability.
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Douglas #27 no discrimina sobre la base de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad, religiĆ³n o discapacidad.

1132 E 12th St
Douglas, AZ 85607
Phone (520) 364-2447
Fax (520) 224-2430
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Douglas Unified School District 27