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Mr. Natalio Sabal
Board Member
Phone: 520-364-2447

Natalio (Nat) Sabal was born in Sevilla in Southern Spain, and immigrated with his family to New York City during the first halp of the 20th Century.  He grew up in a family that instilled the values of education and moral responsiblity to one's country, community and family.  Having graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.  He immediately enlisted into the Navy where he was a medic during the Korean War.  After an honorable discharge, he used his GI Bill and various part-time jobs to attend Michigan State University, where he received a degree in Social Sciences Divisional Major.

After graduation, Mr. Sabal worked for Abbott Labaratories, at the time the largest manufacturer of prescription drugs located in North Chicago, Illinois.

In 1971, he moved to Southern Arizona, working for the Capins Corporation, heading the stores and management for the multimillion-dollar business in Southern Arizona.  After leaving Capins, Mr. Sabal became the Manager of Phelps Dodge Mercantile in Douglas, Arizona.  He ran the Phelps Dodge store until the mid-1980's.

In the late 1970's, he became actively involved at Cochise College as a board member for 22 years and Chairman of the Board for many consecutive terms.  In 1981, he acted as Cochise College President, oversaw the expansion fo sister campus throughout the 1980's in Sierra Vista, and was a key member in the building of the Sierra Vista Campus.

Mr. Sabal has worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Douglas, Arizona for 25 years.  On June 10, 2010, the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education awarded him the John J. Ross Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Related Education.

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