Governing Board/Policies

The Ash Creek Governing Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Multi-Purpose Room on the west side of the campus.

Board Members:

Mrs. Victoria Brand, President

Victoria Brand has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. She recently retired from education administration in order to help run her family’s small business – Mustang Mall. She decided to run for the Ash Creek Board in order to support the staff and students of our community school. She works full time at the store, mostly in the back office. She is also Vice President of the Chiricahua Community Health Centers here in Cochise County where she works to support the organization and its mission to provide health for all. She is married to Jeff and has two children and one very special grandson. She enjoys her horses, dogs and chickens as well as cooking and reading.


Dr. Jessica Dilworth, Clerk

Even before I started kindergarten, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. In fact, one of my earliest memories was lining up my stuffed toys on the front lawn and pretending to teach them. I went immediately to college after high school and graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in secondary education to teach English and Spanish. My first teaching job was in Nogales, Arizona. When I moved to Tucson, I got my Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and I worked in adult education and family literacy for Pima College.

When I came to the Sulfur Springs area to meet the Sandhill Cranes, I fell in love with Cochise County. I became the director of adult education for Cochise College and moved here. Then I got my Doctorate Degree in education from Capella University. Now I am retired from full-time work and do educational consulting for the National Center for Families Learning and the Bureau of Indian Education.

I have been on the Ash Creek School Board since 2012 and am very happy to be able to serve. My parents taught us early that it is important to volunteer and to always work to make the world a better place. I love Ash Creek School and boast to everyone I know that we are a small school that does big things and that all the students benefit from arts integration, agriculture studies, and a rigorous curriculum. I appreciate the teachers and staff who work hard and care so much about the students; and I extend my gratitude to the students and parents who make our school such a special place.


Ms. Carolina Tolby

I am blessed with six children, now adults, who call me Mom. Eight grandchildren call me “Grandma With The Horses”. My occupations included law enforcement, emergency medical technician, and firefighter. Along life’s way I have worked with the developmentally disabled and shared my American Indian heritage with children at Orme School and Vision Quest. Horses have been a constant in my life from packing and riding wilderness, mounted search and rescue, wagon trains to dressage. I retired in 2014 and currently serve on Ash Creek School Board.


Ms. Pat Hill

We moved here in 1975 from northern Arizona.  We were farming and ranching with four of our five children while they attended school in Elfrida.  Then, in 1989 we opened a building supplies and batch plant, (another name for a concrete plant), that we operated for 30 years.  These days I am attempting to get a plant business going; in addition to being a notary public, an Avon representative, and a school board member.

I enjoy gardening and doing yard work along with my animals.  Evenings and in my spare time, I crochet afghans of my own design.


Mrs. Carolyn Mas

Originally from New York, Carol Mas moved to Sunizona with her family in 2010. For 40 years, she enjoyed a career as a songwriter and recording artist under the name Carolyne Mas, but in 2015 she decided to explore the possibilities of continuing her education. In 2019, she graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Integrative Health. In 2021, she will graduate with an M.S. in Medical Nutrition, also from ASU. In addition to being a board member at Ash Creek, she is a member of the Advisory Board Committee of the Baccalaureate Program, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU. Mas recently received certification from Stanford University School of Medicine for their accredited Covid-19 training for healthcare workers program.