State Rep. Meyer inducted into SUSD Hall of Excellence

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

State Rep. Eric Meyer was inducted on Sept. 12 into the Scottsdale Unified School District’s Hall of Excellence at its third annual Quest for the Best Gala at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center.

After receiving his award, Dr. Meyer spoke about the “dramatic influence teachers have on their students’ lives,” and said he knew he had some of the best in his years at Cocopah Elementary School and Chaparral High School, according to a press release. They had a “great impact” on him, he stated in the release, and helped prepare him for his career as a physician and a civic leader.

Dr. Meyer, who is a Paradise Valley resident, earned a degree in Economics from the University of Southern California and his medical degree from the University of Arizona Medical School. After practicing emergency medicine in Portland, he returned to Arizona in 1996 with his wife, Sarah Snell, who is also a physician, and their two children, who are both graduates of Scottsdale high schools, the release stated.

As a parent and a two-term Scottsdale school board member, Dr. Meyer became very aware of the needs of our schools. Now in his fourth term as a State Representative, he works to ensure that our schools and our teachers remain a priority at the state legislature.

His background in economics and medicine has also given him the knowledge he needs to advocate for affordable, quality health care, especially for children, and to work to strengthen the state’s economy.

Congressman David Schweikert, who graduated from Saguaro High School and represents Arizona’s 6th district, was also recognized by the SUSD Foundation as an accomplished alumnus of Scottsdale schools, according to the release.

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