Armando Montero

Tempe Union High School District Governing Board

Armando was the youngest out LGBTQ+ member in district history and is the only currently sitting out LGBTQ+ member!


Armando Montero is a recent graduate of Barrett, the Honors College at ASU with degrees in Political
Science, Economics, and Mathematics (Statistics) and now works as a Senior Planning Analyst in the
Office of the Senior Vice President for Educational Outreach and Student Services. Over the past several
years, he has worked in state and local politics pursuing issues he is passionate about including mental
health, equity in education, public education, and restorative justice practices. In 2020, Armando was
elected to the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board where he graduated in 2019, becoming
the youngest person to sit on the board in district history at 19 years old and currently serves as the
President. As a result of his leadership on the Board, he was elected to represent Maricopa County on the
Board of Directors of the Arizona School Boards Association for 2023 and 2024. In 2022, Armando was
selected as 1 of 58 students across the nation, representing Arizona, as a Truman Scholar—the living
memorial to President Harry S. Truman based on a commitment to a career in public service, leadership
potential, and outstanding academic achievement. Armando also works as an Affiliate Post-baccalaureate
Fellow with the American Council on Education after interning with them in Washington, D.C. Previously, he
has worked on legislative and organizing work with several local and statewide organizations including the
Arizona Students’ Association, Arizona AFL-CIO, March for Our Lives AZ, and other local and statewide
campaigns as well as a Policy Analyst in the Office of University Affairs at ASU while a student.