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The Governing Board of Continental Elementary School District has a vacancy. The position is a four year position with two years remaining on the term. If interested, see the statement listed below on this page.

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

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

Continental ESD Governing Board Vacancy

Tucson, AZ – Mr. Richard Ulery has informed Pima County School Superintendent Dustin J. Williams of his resignation from the Continental Elementary School District Governing Board.

As per ARS 15-302, “within thirty days after notification of a vacancy, the school district governing board may submit up to three names to the county school superintendent for consideration of an appointment to fill the vacancy. The county school superintendent is not required to appoint a governing board member from the list of names submitted by the governing board.”

Out of respect to the process, Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams will now review and consider any qualified candidate who is interested in filling the vacancy.

Qualified candidates who would like to be considered for the vacancy must submit an affidavit of qualification and candidate appointment questionnaire to the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office by February 13, at 5:00 pm. The application packet can be found at: The completed packet may be hand-delivered to our office at 200 N. Stone Ave. or emailed to

All applications will be thoroughly reviewed and considered by Superintendent Williams and his leadership team.

The appointment will begin on the date of appointment and will continue through December 31, 2024. This position will be on the November 2024 General Election Ballot as a four-year term.

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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