a visual and performing arts middle school and high school

serving grades 6 through 12

1216 East Apache Boulevard

Tempe, Arizona 85281




Jean Rusen-Keyser received a B.A. in Social Science from Maryland’s Salisbury University in 1992. In addition to her various  administrative duties at NSAA (Middle School Registrar, Middle & High School Attendance Clerk, Prom Committee Sponsor, Human Bell System, & self-proclaimed "Queen of the Front Desk"), Jean also lets her “artist flag” fly through her professional skateboarding career and her involvement in the local valley music scene. She serves as a lead & backing vocalist with some of Tempe rockabilly legend Kevin Daly's projects. In the skateboarding world, Jean made history as the first woman to compete in a World Cup Skateboarding men’s event back in 2009 (grandmasters/40+) & still competes with "the old guys" at select events. She was also the oldest active competitor in the WCS Women’s Pro Bowl division for several years, before stepping into her current role of judge at many of the major women's events. She takes great pride in the fact that two of her sponsors, Silly Girl Skateboards (La Habra, CA) & Sidewalk Surfer (Scottsdale, AZ), have partnered with her to benefit NSAA & the students (through fundraising opportunities & art/design/business experience).  Both of Jean’s daughters (aka: Spawn 1 & Spawn 2) attended NSAA & her saint-of-a-husband has played a massive (100% volunteer) role in Prom Committee, & keeping Jean (somewhat) sane.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, NSAA High School and Middle School hereby states that all notices of the meetings of NSAA High School and Middle School will be posted on the bulletin board in the main building of the school for announcements and on our website calendar. The location is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting