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Building for the Future: Learning, Cooperating and Caring


Meet our Board President

Steve and his wife (Trina) and son moved from Maryland to Green Valley 18 years ago to be closer to family.  His son Jackson is a Continental graduate where he started in kindergarten.  Steve’s daughter Zoe is following Jackson and will graduate Continental this year.  Steve’s wife of 22 years - Trina is a successful local Real Estate Agent.


He has a B.S from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Management Information Systems and Accounting.   After college he began in the software business where he stayed for many years.  Steve later moved into residential mortgages, and he now runs a mortgage branch here in Green Valley.   


Steve began his relationship with Continental back in 2006 where he was asked to be on the Continental School Educational Foundation Board, he’s still a member today.  He joined the Continental Governing Board six years ago and is currently serving as the Board’s President.  He has four years left on his current term.


Steve firmly believes in the Continental Way – “THIS IS US”.  He’s helping Continental in the area’s to ensure Academic Rigor and Excellence, Safe and Orderly Learning Environment and to help Continental maintain its Financial Strength.  He always says, “once a Colt aways a Colt”.


Steve oesterle smiling

Kelley moved to the Green Valley area in 2006.While building her career in the financial industry, her two older kids were growing up as Colts. By the time her now 2nd grader was ready to start kindergarten, she was a veteran Colts Parent. 


When she's not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys cheering her kids on in soccer, and watching them develop their skills in the fine arts. She can often be found out camping or cuddling up with one of her 3 dogs. 


Her interest in being on the school board developed while she was hard at work as a single mom. Being a governing School Board member is a good use of her skills as a way to give back to the school that has given her children so much. 



Kelley Allen smiling wearing a red shirt


This month is Governing Board Appreciation Month.
Continental ESD appreciates our amazing governing board
members and will feature them this month. Please help us
Thank our board members.
Mr. Andrew McGibbon

Father, Husband and 3rd generation commercial cattle
rancher. Born in Tucson raised near Madera Canyon,
graduated Continental in 1987, finished top 18 in a class
of 18. Attended Amphitheater High School, Colorado
State University and LaTrobe University in Bundoora,
Australia. M.S. in Animal Science from UA. Biggest
accomplishments in life will be raising great kids and
being a good husband (married almost 24 years).
Honored and humbled to serve Continental since 2013.

 Advice to Students: When choosing your career path in
 life, choose something you enjoy and do it to the best of
 your ability. Honesty always.


andrew mcgibbon smiling

Ruth is a native Arizonan. She grew up in Douglas and moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona. Ruth and her family have called

Green Valley home since 2003. Both of her children are proud Continental Elementary School alumni. Ruth has been actively involved with

Continental Elementary School since 2010. She has been part of Parent Advisory, Site Council, Career Day Coordinator, P.T.C, and is currently active with the Continental School District Educational Foundation.

Ruth is looking forward to serving the children and families of this community. Together we can achieve anything!

ruth Amarillas smiling and wearing a white collar

Roxana Rico

Message from the Superintendent


Dear Continental Colts, Families and Community Members,

It is hard to believe that we are reaching the end of our first semester.  It is with great enthusiasm that I share this exciting news, CONTINENTAL is now an “A” school.   We have all worked very hard and everyone is to be congratulated and commended for staying the course during and after COVID.  We will all continue to work diligently to ensure we maintain and increase student achievement in order to keep our “A” letter grade next year.  

We also will continue to stay focused on hiring and retaining qualified staff, ensure quality curriculum and a safe, respectful and orderly environment in order for ALL of our students to reach their highest potential.  

We will also continue to follow our MISSION and VISION Statements:  Continental School District will provide a community environment in which all individuals are challenged to achieve excellence in academics, character, and life skills.

Building for the Future - Learning, Cooperating, and Caring for all.    

Our theme for this year is “THIS IS US”!  We are so proud of the students and families that we serve and I look forward to our continued journey of excellence TOGETHER! 


Mrs. Roxana Rico 

Your Very Proud Superintendent 




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