skip to main content

« Return to List

Mr. Ray Borane
Board President
Phone: 520-364-2447

Mr. Borane has been fortunate to have attended all three Arizona universities in preparation for his career in public education, and two Latin American universities in his area of specialization, that of Spanish Literature.  With our local school district, he has served as high school Spanish teacher, department chairperson, athletic director, vice-principal, assistant superintendent and as Douglas Unified School District #27 Superintendent for 15 years.

On the county, state, national and international levels, Mr. Borane has been a member of and served as a consultant to a variety of Educational, Governmental, and public administrations, including serving as a senior policy advisor to Governor Janet Napolitano and representing Governor Mofford's office as an Arizona Commissioner to the Education commission of the States. He has been recognized by and appointed to a variety of state boards by five Arizona Governors.

At Northern Arizona University, Mr. Borane was an Assistant to the University President for governmental and legislative affairs and liaison to the Arizona Board of Regents and all state agencies.  He also was a lobbyist at the Arizona State Legislature for the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona State Board of Education.

Mr. Borane was appointed by Arizona Governor Babbitt to the Arizona State Board of Education and served as its vice-president and president for five years.  He also served as Arizona State Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction for eight years where he was responsible for oversight of the daily operation of the Arizona Department of Education.  Further, Mr. Borane has been honored with many distinguished awards in the educational and governmental fields.  Outstanding among his awards and recognitions are the Arizona State Legislature Cesar Chavez Community Award, twice with the LULAC State Community Award, Governor Symington's Recognition for Outstanding Service to Education in Arizona, as well as Governor Hull's Award for Excellence of Quality and Continuous Improvement in Arizona State Government.

He was recognized by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education for significant contributions to education in the State of Arizona.

More recently, he was appointed as a member to the Homeland Security Council Task Force in Washington, D.C. by United States Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Internationally, Arizona Governor Napolitano awarded Mr. Borane the Outstanding Service Award for Promoting Strong and Cooperative Relationship with Mexico and Latin America.  In addition to having been a policy advisor to the Municipality of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, Mr. Borane has been acknowledged to have been of distinguished service to Mexico through its Ohtili Award, the highest honor given by Mexico to a foreigner.

He has devoted his entire adult life to promoting the well-being and education of our community's children and those of the State of Arizona in general as exemplified by his being the recipient of the Arizona School Boards Association Award of Merit for Exceptional Leadership and Integrity and Distinguished Achievements for the Betterment of Arizona Public Schools and the Students They Serve.

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
Copyright © 2019
Douglas Unified School District 27