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Our top-notch office staff at Queen Creek High School is here to assist you. We care about our students and their parents and will do whatever we can to meet your needs so we can keep the communication between home and school open and positive.

The faculty and staff at Queen Creek High School take great pride in nurturing and educating our students. They work hard to cultivate a positive, enjoyable, and effective learning environment for everyone. Please take the time to get to know the people who work daily with our students.

Administration

Julie Oster
Principal
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Julie Oster

Julie Oster

Principal

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Julie grew up in Tempe in a family of educators and has lived in Queen Creek for nineteen years before moving to Chandler last year to be closer to family. She is the proud mother of two children, both Queen Creek Unified students.

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Julie joined the Queen Creek Unified School District eighteen years ago as a social studies teacher and coach after graduating from Arizona State University. As a committed, lifelong learner and educator, Julie has worked to further her education, leadership roles, and job experiences within the Queen Creek Unified School District. After earning a master’s in education from Ottawa University, she served as a guidance counselor for five years and dean of students for one year. Julie then earned a second master’s degree in educational administration from Grand Canyon University and was an assistant principal at Queen Creek High School for two years before accepting a role as principal of Queen Creek Elementary School. After two years at Queen Creek Elementary School, Julie is honored and excited to return to Queen Creek High School to serve in the capacity of principal.

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I have dedicated my life to providing opportunities for all students to learn what their passion is and gain the education and confidence to find success in it. I have loved working for Queen Creek Unified School District because of it’s deep commitment to student success, clear focus on achievement, and wide array of extra-curricular opportunities. These things all align in a coherent effort to serve all students well. Working in the capacity as a principal for a school district like Queen Creek is an incredible honor for me.

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Derek Petersen
Assistant Principal
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Derek Petersen

Assistant Principal

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I grew up in the small town of Heber in northeastern Arizona. I was part of the first graduating class at Mogollon High School. I married my wife, Tracy, in 1996 and it has been a great 22 years. We have been fortunate to have four children. Derek is currently in his first year at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. Peyton will be starting her second year at Brigham Young University. Madisen will be a senior at Queen Creek High School, and Raigan will be a freshman.

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I completed my bachelor of arts degree at Ottawa University in History in 2006. I earned a master of arts degree in educational counseling from Ottawa University in 2011. I also earned a second master’s degree in educational leadership from Ottawa University in 2015.

I started teaching world history at Queen Creek High School during the 2006-2007 school year. I continued to follow my passion for education and learning by getting my master’s degree in counseling, and I served as a counselor at Queen Creek High School for five years. During that time I earned a second master’s degree in educational leadership. I was fortunate enough to obtain a position of assistant principal at Queen Creek High School starting in the 2017-2018 school year. I am proud to be a Bulldog!

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Every student wants to be validated and know that they can learn and be challenged with a relevant and rigorous curriculum in a safe and caring environment. It is my belief that each individual student is unique, so it is my responsibility as an educator to ensure that every student has that opportunity to learn and grow educationally. 

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Jennifer Ray
Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Instruction
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Jennifer Ray

Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Instruction

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Paul Reynolds
Assistant Principal, Athletics Director
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Paul Reynolds

Assistant Principal, Athletics Director

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Kim Saad
Assistant Principal
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Assistant Principal

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Dr. Tiffannie Sechrist
CTE Director
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Dr. Tiffannie Sechrist

Dr. Tiffannie Sechrist

CTE Director

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I landed in Arizona via Colorado, Texas, and North Carolina. If you detect a southern accent, it is because I spent most of my youth in Raleigh, NC. After teaching in Greensboro, NC for two years, I joined my parents here in 2002 and wed in 2010.  My husband, Shad, and I have two beautiful children: Ryleigh (6) and Brennan (4). We live in Mesa.

On the weekends, you might see me at the Home Depot with my girls, attending various sporting events, or rushing from one birthday party to another. My little family loves to travel, spend time together, support our community, and cheer on the Bulldogs! I love being part of the Bulldog family!

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Bachelors of science, double major in business and marketing education, minor in economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Masters of arts, education administration, and supervision, Arizona State University. Educational doctorate, educational leadership with superintendent certification, Arizona State University.

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Everyone probably has something in their background that shapes their future. My earliest memories of my grandpa were of his tools and incredible ability to work with his hands. The saying at my house was “Pick two career goals: One skill-based to take care of yourself and one dream-based to grow your mind.” This philosophy led me to career and technical education as my focus. My passion is to equip our students with day-to-day skills that translate into immediate career prospects while encouraging them to map out a lifelong strategy that takes them through increasingly rigorous levels of education.

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Office Staff

Erica Alexander
Athletics Secretary
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Erica Alexander

Athletics Secretary

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Raylene Bates
Bookstore Manager
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Raylene Bates

Bookstore Manager

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Sandi Cummard
Administrative Assist. to Principal
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Sandi Cummard

Administrative Assist. to Principal

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Kim Holmes
CTE Administrative Assistant
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Kim Holmes

CTE Administrative Assistant

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Tim Payne
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Tim Payne

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Toni Roth
Receptionist/Clerk
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Toni Roth

Receptionist/Clerk

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Danielle Salazar
Counseling/Registrar Secretary
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Danielle Salazar

Counseling/Registrar Secretary

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Denise Stone
Assistant Principal's Secretary
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Denise Stone

Assistant Principal's Secretary

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Ester Vance
Attendance Clerk
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Ester Vance

Attendance Clerk

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Brandi Vindiola
Registrar
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Brandi Vindiola

Registrar

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Marisol Lechner
Librarian
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Marisol Lechner

Librarian

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Career & Technical Education

Lewis Brown
Culinary Instructor
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Lewis Brown

Lewis Brown

Culinary Instructor

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I have worked as a full-time instructor for the nationally recognized Art Institutes in Silicon Valley. I have extensive culinary knowledge and years’ experience working in upscale restaurants and independently owned establishments, and therefore I bring a wealth of expertise to the school. In addition to my education, I held the position of executive chef in numerous establishments for over 15 years. I worked for Nordstrom’s Café as executive chef, and I opened a French Mediterranean bistro in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, Meredith Ford featured me in the Providence Journal “Taste of Rhode Island.” Also, I completed 120 hours of educational studies allowing me to become a certified culinary educator for the American Culinary Federation. Through my many years of teaching, I earned a reputation of culinary excellence that fosters the growth of others in the industry. As chef, I develop student’s techniques to the highest levels of food quality and creativity in passionate food environment while fostering strong customer service skills.

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Chef Lewis Brown is an esteemed graduate of the Johnson and Wales University with an associate degree in applied science in culinary arts, bachelor of science in culinary arts, and a master’s degree in food service education. Formally taught as a full time residential culinary instructor teaching Hot Foods II at Scottsdale Community College.

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Dr. Casey Erickson, DAT, AT, ATC
Sports Medicine
Assistant Athletics Trainer
HOSA Advisor
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Dr. Casey Erickson

Dr. Casey Erickson, DAT, AT, ATC

Sports Medicine

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I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, bear down! I moved away for college, had an amazing experience, and made some great friends. I spent my last Christmas break at home, and I met my fiancé, soon to be husband. Four years later, we now live in Gilbert and have four wild dogs. My favorite place to be is at the lake with my fiancé and dogs.

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After I graduated from Sahuaro High School, I went to Pima Community College for a year to do some general education classes. A year later, I left Arizona and moved to Brookings, SD to attend South Dakota State University. I completed my bachelor of science in athletic training in 2014. I then moved back to Arizona to attend A.T. Still University in Mesa to get my post-professional master of athletics training. While a graduate student, I worked as the assistant athletics trainer at Sierra Linda High School. After completing that degree in 2016, for some crazy reason, I decided to keep going. I continued my education at ATSU and graduated in June 2018 with my doctorate of athletics training. 

Prior to taking the position at Queen Creek High School, I worked for the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. I oversaw all of the ImPACT testing for all AIA high schools in the state, gave concussion educational lectures, as well as helped create Barrow Brainbook. I loved educating, but missed the clinical side of athletics training. Now at Queen Creek High School, I teach sports medicine classes during the day and provide medical care for the athletics teams in the evenings. My position provides me the best of both worlds, and I look forward to being able to provide care and educate for many years to come!

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I come from a long line of teachers, so education is very important to me. I think every child deserves a chance at a great education. As educators, we are teaching these children our respective topics, but we are also teaching them how to function in society and how to grow into adults. My goal is for each of my students to go into healthcare and increase their interest in sports medicine so I can be working next to them one day.

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Taryn Haight, RN
Medical Professions
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Taryn Haight, RN

Medical Professions

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Kim Holmes
CTE Administrative Assistant
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Deidre Myers
Marketing Education
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Deidre Myers

Deidre Myers

Marketing Education

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I was born and raised in Indiana and relocated to sunny Arizona in July of 2011. I am a very proud grandmother of three; one boy, and two identical twin girls. I enjoy painting, have a love for animals, and like soaking up the Arizona sun. 

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I earned my bachelor degree in business organizational management with a human resource endorsement from Indiana Wesleyan University. I completed my MBA at Benedictine University in Mesa, AZ. I substitute taught for grades k-12 until I entered the work force of higher private Christian education as a financial aid advisor and loan officer. Later, I transferred to the Teacher Education Department where I assisted students in preparing for and obtaining student teacher placements. Finally, I transitioned to the adult nursing program to manage the office staff, assist the department chair with accreditation, and secure clinical placements for the RNBSN students. I completed twelve years of service at the Indiana University before beginning employment with Queen Creek Unified School District.

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It is with enthusiastic anticipation that I begin my fifth year of instruction in the CTE Department at Queen Creek High School (QCHS)! Go, Dawgs! I am teaching Marketing I, Marketing II, Marketing Lab (Spirit Store), and Marketing Internship. In addition, I am the QCHS DECA advisor. I am excited to continue to offer dual enrollment, which started in 2016-2017, through Chander Gilbert Community College. This is an amazing opportunity for QCHS marketing students! Prior to teaching, I worked as the QCHS registrar for three years. 

In closure, I am beyond happy and feel very blessed for the opportunity to be in the classroom where I can teach and inspire the young men and women of the Queen Creek community.

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Joshua Popham
Bioscience Instructor
Engineering Instructor
FIRST Robotics Sponsor
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Mauricio Ramirez
Graphic Design Education
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Mauricio Ramirez

Graphic Design Education

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Ross Rector
Carpentry Instructor
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Kimberly Rutherford
Early Childhood Education
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Kimberly Rutherford

Kimberly Rutherford

Early Childhood Education

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My name is Kim Rutherford, and I am excited to be joining the Bulldog family as the new early childhood teacher here at Queen Creek High School (QCHS). I am about to begin my 15th year of teaching. I have a bachelor's degree in early childhood special education from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and a master's degree in elementary education from Northern Arizona University. I have taught in the Queen Creek school district for the past 10 years. I spent those 10 years at Queen Creek Elementary teaching kindergarten and 1st grade. Some of my first students here in Queen Creek are sophomores and freshmen this year, and I am excited to see them again! 

I am originally from Chicago and am a huge Chicago Cubs fan. I have lived in Arizona since 2003. I have been married for almost 12 year now to my husband, Jake. We have three children, one daughter and two sons. We love to spend time as a family making new memories. We love to travel, especially to Disneyland and the beaches of California. I go back to see my family in Illinois at least once a year.

I am ready to start my adventure here at Queen Creek High School. I am excited to share my knowledge of education and child development with students and help direct and inform them of the career choices available to them. Walt Disney once said “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them!” I am looking forward to continuing to pursue my dreams here at QCHS as well as help my students pursue their dreams. Go, Bulldogs!

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Dr. Tiffannie Sechrist
CTE Director
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Dr. Tiffannie Sechrist

CTE Director

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I landed in Arizona via Colorado, Texas, and North Carolina. If you detect a southern accent, it is because I spent most of my youth in Raleigh, NC. After teaching in Greensboro, NC for two years, I joined my parents here in 2002 and wed in 2010.  My husband, Shad, and I have two beautiful children: Ryleigh (6) and Brennan (4). We live in Mesa.

On the weekends, you might see me at the Home Depot with my girls, attending various sporting events, or rushing from one birthday party to another. My little family loves to travel, spend time together, support our community, and cheer on the Bulldogs! I love being part of the Bulldog family!

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Bachelors of science, double major in business and marketing education, minor in economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Masters of arts, education administration, and supervision, Arizona State University. Educational doctorate, educational leadership with superintendent certification, Arizona State University.

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Everyone probably has something in their background that shapes their future. My earliest memories of my grandpa were of his tools and incredible ability to work with his hands. The saying at my house was “Pick two career goals: One skill-based to take care of yourself and one dream-based to grow your mind.” This philosophy led me to career and technical education as my focus. My passion is to equip our students with day-to-day skills that translate into immediate career prospects while encouraging them to map out a lifelong strategy that takes them through increasingly rigorous levels of education.

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Amy Shipp
Athletics Training
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Athletics Training

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Aleah Shook
Agriculture Education
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Aleah Shook

Aleah Shook

Agriculture Education

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I am from Yuma, Arizona, and I have spent the last four years down in Tucson! I am now the new girl in town to Queen Creek! I was a member of FFA all four years of high school, and upon graduation, I was the 2014-2015 Arizona FFA State Vice-President.

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I graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in agricultural education and a minor in animal science.

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My educational philosophy is that every student that leaves my program will have the social, professional, and life skills needed to be successful in life. I truly believe in the FFA motto, "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve!" I am excited for a great year!

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Kyle Spitler
Stagecraft
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Stagecraft

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Kaitlyn Williams
Fashion Design
Culinary
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Kaitlyn Williams

Kaitlyn Williams

Fashion Design

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Hi! I'm Kaitlyn Williams! I'm a Utah native and just graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in family and consumer science education. My husband will attend ASU Law School this fall, which is what brought me to AZ. I am very passionate about everything that has to do with FACS, especially sewing and fashion. I am very excited to tackle my first year of teaching at Queen Creek High School!

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Troy Gibson
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Bob Nycum

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Ike Birdsall
English 11
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English 11

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Patricia Brooks
English 10
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Patricia Brooks

English 10

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I was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. I earned my bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University. After graduating, I worked as a retail manager and taught sewing classes for many years before going back to school to earn my teaching credential. In California, I taught English 10 and 12 at my high school alma mater. Recently, I moved to Arizona with my boyfriend who grew up in Gilbert and is returning to practice veterinary medicine with Herd Health Management. Together, with our dogs Angus and Cooper, we enjoy exploring and going on adventures. I also enjoy sewing, reading, and traveling. My favorite thing about teaching is building relationships with students and their families as well as connecting with my community. I am beyond excited to begin the upcoming school year and meet all of my students.

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Sarah Farrell (Cook)
English, Queen Creek Education Association (QCEA) President
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Sarah Farrell (Cook)

Sarah Farrell (Cook)

English, Queen Creek Education Association (QCEA) President

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This last summer, on June 9, I married my high school sweetheart. Married life is not that much different than when we were dating, but maybe that is because it is still new? I have been an educator for four years now, though this will be my second year in Queen Creek. I teach students to read, write, speak, listen and critically think in English. I was trained in AVID and am excited to use this Kool-aide this year. 

I love to travel. I have visited many places: France, Mexico, road trip around the United States, just to name a few. This past summer my new husband and I went to Orlando, Florida where we proceeded to have the best pizza I have ever tasted at Blazing Tomatoes. I am a foodie! So local hot spots are my favorite! If you know a place, we should talk. 

Besides eating, we visited the beach, Universal Studios, and Disney World. Word to the wise, Universal was way better than Disney World. I got to use a wand in the Harry Potter world and drenched a poor soul behind me with the Aguamenti spell. We had a blast. Universal goes overboard when it comes shows; they really immerse you in the experience not just try to sell you stuff that will break in a month.

Besides teaching, eating, and traveling, I love to fill my free time with board games, reading, recently Pokemon Go (I blame my husband), earning my second masters in admin, and building an association. Someday, I hope to earn my doctorate degree and buy a house with land so I can ride and train horses again.

I am excited for this year to start and cannot wait to use some of the awesome strategies I have been learning about in my professional development retreats!

See you around campus, fellow Bulldogs!--

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Sarah Green
English 9
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English 9

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Christopher Greenwood
English 10
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English 10

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Jennifer Holland
English 11, Leadership
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English 11, Leadership

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Gabriel Jenkins
English 10
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English 10

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Dan O'Donnell
English 9, English 12
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English 9, English 12

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Chantel Parsons
English 9, English 11
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English 9, English 11

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Laurie Schneider
11th Grade English, AP Language and Composition
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Laurie Schneider

Laurie Schneider

11th Grade English, AP Language and Composition

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I am originally from a very small town in central Illinois and moved to Arizona in 2000. I have been married for almost 29 years. We have two sons who graduated from ASU. They both recently got married so we now have two wonderful daughters-in-law. We have two Jack Russell dogs (Izzy and Jax), and we love traveling to outdoor places with the entire family. I have been in education for almost 18 years and have had the wonderful experience of being both a teacher and an administrator. I am very excited to be joining the Queen Creek High School family and to be teaching 11th grade English and AP Language and Composition. Go Bulldogs!

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Niki Smith

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My name is Niki Smith, and I will be teaching English at Queen Creek High School this year. I earned my teaching degree from NAU and have been teaching for 20 years. I love to read! I am also very adventurous. I enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, taking pictures, playing basketball, and traveling.

People often say high school sweethearts don’t last, but I beg to differ. I started dating my husband when we were sophomores in high school. We got married a year after graduating and have been happily married for a little over 23 years now. My husband is also a teacher. We have three children ages 21, 19, and 16. Spending time with my family and teaching both make me happy. I’m looking forward to a great year!

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Diane Spoor
English 9, English 12
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English 9, English 12

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Corrine Van Wyke
English 9, English 11
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English 9, English 11

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Joshua Zatcoff
English 11
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English 11

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Fine Arts

James Hutchins
Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra
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Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra

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Gail McFarland
Introduction to Art
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Introduction to Art

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Emily McIntyre
Ceramics
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Emily McIntyre

Ceramics

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This is my 3rd year at Queen Creek High School. This year I am teaching all of the ceramic classes and I can finally say that I am now in my dream job and couldn’t be happier. Prior to coming to Queen Creek, I taught at Mesa Public Schools at the elementary level for 1 year then Junior High for 1 year. This is my 5th year teaching in Arizona. I graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University then moved to Indiana after graduation. In Indiana, I worked as a Youth Fitness Director and Adult Fitness Instructor at the local YWCA. After several years, I went back to what my original degree was intended for and started teaching art at elementary level.

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Elizabeth Reynolds
Fine Arts Department Chair, Women’s Ensemble, Chorale, Piano I, Piano Independent Study
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Elizabeth Reynolds

Fine Arts Department Chair, Women’s Ensemble, Chorale, Piano I, Piano Independent Study

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Mrs. Reynolds began her teaching career in the Tempe Elementary School District teaching General Music and Choir. After one year, she transferred to Queen Creek High School, where she has been teaching since 2006. She directs the Women’s Vocal Ensemble and the Chorale as well as teaching the Piano Classes and serving as the Fine Arts Department Chair. Mrs. Reynolds acts as the Vocal Music Director each year for the musical and is the advisor for the Choir Club. She has taken her choirs on tours to both Los Angeles and New York City. She is a graduate of Oakland University in Michigan where she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education K-12 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While at OU, she received the Outstanding Student in Music Education MaTilda Award in 2005. She also holds a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from Oakland University and Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from The American College of Education.

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Kyle Spitler
Beginning Theater Arts, Advanced Theater Arts, Film Studies
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Beginning Theater Arts, Advanced Theater Arts, Film Studies

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Health Office

Lisa Brown
Health Assistant
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Health Assistant

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Christine Fuhrman
Nurse
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Nurse

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Maintenance

Christina Rodriquez
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Gary Swope

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Laura Barnes
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Nathaniel Boardman
Algebra II with Trig, Algebra III, Dawg Pound Sponsor, Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, AVID Site Coordinator
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Nathaniel Boardman

Algebra II with Trig, Algebra III, Dawg Pound Sponsor, Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, AVID Site Coordinator

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Stacey Bowser
PreCalculus, Quantitative Reasoning Instructor, QCEA Vice President
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Stacey Bowser

Stacey Bowser

PreCalculus, Quantitative Reasoning Instructor, QCEA Vice President

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I grew up just outside Rochester, NY and moved to Arizona in 1989, because I wanted to live where people went on vacation! 

I have lived in Queen Creek for many years with my husband Rob of 22 years, son Jake and our Goldendoodle Jax. My son Jake is a 2015 graduate of QCHS, and attended QCUSD since kindergarten. I am a huge sports fan and love all Arizona teams, especially the AZ Cardinals. I love to read all kinds of fiction and binge watch series in my free time.

I love the kids, my colleagues and community of Queen Creek and am extremely excited to start my 19th year at QCHS. Go Dawgs!


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I graduated with a B.A. in mathematics from the State University of New York at Geneseo, NY in 1987. After many years of working in the fitness and hospitality industries I decided to become a teacher, which is what I had always wanted to do as a child. So, I went back to school and received my post-baccalaureate teaching certificate in 2000. I then went on and achieved my M.A. in education curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix in 2002. I started teaching at Queen Creek High School in the summer of 2000.

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Christel Bruno
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Mark Degrow
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Jennifer DeKorte
Algebra II, Geometry
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Algebra II, Geometry

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Evelyn Fox
Geometry
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Geometry

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Mark McCann
Geometry
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Mark McCann

Geometry

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Born in Corvallis, Oregon, I graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Spanish and a master of education, with a teaching license in Spanish and basic math. I taught geometry and eventually Spanish I and II for five years at Lincoln High School, in the 9th Grade Center for Social Justice located in San Diego, California. While at Lincoln, I was involved in designing our geometry sequence and curriculum, facilitating professional development of Quality Teaching for English Learners, and multiple equity and social justice trainings. I also held a role as an assistant coach with the varsity boys basketball team, where we won a state championship in 2010 and went to three consecutive state final fours in California’s second highest division.

In 2012, I received an offer for a basketball coaching position in Beijing, China for six months. When I returned in 2013, I accepted an assistant position coaching the men’s team at Northwest Christian University. There, we won two conference championships, went to three national tournaments, and had multiple All-American, MVP, and Coach of the Year at the NAIA level. I also facilitate training with the Oregon Center for Educational Equity, working with teachers and district staff on addressing the racial achievement gap through education and culturally informed best practices. 

I am thrilled to move to the Queen Creek area and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Bulldog family!

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Indika Morris
Algebra III, Pre Calculus
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Algebra III, Pre Calculus

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Alyssa Odle
Algebra I
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Alyssa Odle

Alyssa Odle

Algebra I

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Alyssa Odle recently graduated from Northern Arizona University with her BSED in secondary mathematics education and will be teaching Algebra 1 on our campus this year. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cheering on the Arizona Diamondbacks and Coyotes, and hanging out with friends and family, including her dog Chey. She is passionate about education and cannot wait to start her first year at Queen Creek High School!

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Grant Odom
Algebra II with Trig, Physics, AP Calculus
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Algebra II with Trig, Physics, AP Calculus

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Amy Robinson
Geometry, Special Education Co-Department Lead
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Amy Robinson

Geometry, Special Education Co-Department Lead

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Hi! I’m Amy Robinson. I’m the Special Education Co- Department Lead. I’ve taught in California, Minnesota, and Arizona in a variety of settings. I’m starting my 18th teaching and my 5th year at Queen Creek High School. I’m so excited to be teaching and co-teaching geometry this year! 

I have a credential in special education (with endorsements in middle school language arts and math), secondary English, and secondary math. I have my BA and MBA. I’m also currently finishing my masters in educational administration. 

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my adult children, my two crazy dogs, and hanging out with friends. 

I’m so looking forward to making 2018-2019 the best year yet! Go Bulldogs! 

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Joseph Rosenfield
Geometry
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Joseph Rosenfield

Geometry

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I was born and raised in Connecticut and moved out to Arizona to pursue a teaching degree from ASU. This is my 8th year of teaching. I am very excited to start teaching at Queen Creek High School. My hobbies are movies, sports, and playing with my dog Dak. My favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys. I married my amazing wife, Stacey, just over a year ago. I look forward to getting to know all my fellow teachers and students this upcoming school year.

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Sarah Sharp
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Taryn Whelan
Algebraic Functions
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Algebraic Functions

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Trinidad Barcelo
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Debra Locke
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Glen Adams
Physical Education, Athletic/Advanced Weights
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Physical Education, Athletic/Advanced Weights

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Mike Campbell
Athletic Weights, Varsity Baseball Coach
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Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell

Athletic Weights, Varsity Baseball Coach

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Mike is the returning varsity baseball head coach for the sixth straight year. The former All-State/All Region/All City (baseball/football) Coronado Alum was an All-American (and Rawlings Big Stick Winner for the entire West Coast- .468 BA) when he played baseball at Mesa Community College and continued on to the University of New Mexico where he was an All-Mountain West Conference selection. Mike was chosen twice by the Seattle Mariners Organization in the Amateur Baseball Draft. He later played professionally for former Cy Young Award Winner, Bob Welch, and the Scottsdale Valley Vipers. After his playing career, Mike was a coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks and their Community and Outreach Department for six years. The past three summers, Coach Campbell helped lead Team Arizona (the top 20 players in the state) in the Senior Sunbelt Classic (now known as The Heartland Classic). Team Arizona won its 2nd ever Championship (over Texas, Canada, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Georgia and Oklahoma) and posted an all time best 7-1 record in 2009 and finished with the second best record, 5-3, in 2010. In it's 2011 campaign, Team Arizona took 3rd place going 4-4 with an upset win over 5-2 host, Oklahoma. Coach Campbell has helped 10+ players get the opportunity to play at the next level over his 5 years as head coach at Queen Creek, while posting a winning percentage of .556. Mike has also served as an assistant coach in the 2007 and 2009 Arizona Academic All Star Games. During the summers of 06- 08, Mike coached for the Arizona Pro Scout League and is in his fifth year as one of two full-time QCHS strength and conditioning coaches after teaching third grade at Jack Barnes Elementary (QCUSD) for 5 years. This is Coach Campbell's seventh year overall, in the program. Mike is married to wife, Amy, and has two daughters; Stevie Jo (age 8) and Madisson Mae (age 1).

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Cassandra Damyanovich
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Bailey Moore
Dance
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Bailey Moore

Dance

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My name is Bailey Moore and I recently graduated from ASU with a degree in dance education. I am proudly involved in the Orphanage Dance Project which gives me the opportunity each year to teach dance at an orphanage outside of Mexico City. I teach dance from an athletic, artistic, and academic perspective and use dance as a vehicle for my students to learn valuable life skills. I am thrilled to be teaching dance and coaching pom at QCHS this upcoming year!

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Jason Rhone
Athletic Weights, CoEd PE
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Jason Rhone

Athletic Weights, CoEd PE

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This is my eighth year teaching at Queen Creek High School. I also have been involved in coaching softball for eight years, basketball for six years, and badminton for three years. I am a native of Arizona and have seen a lot of change in the Queen Creek area since I have lived here.

I am married with four children that are newborn to 13 years old. I have a degree in Education from Ottawa University and a Master's in Physical Education from Arizona State University. In my free time I enjoy being with my family, watching sports, and running.

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Amy Shipp
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Bradley Charles
Biology, Anatomy/Physiology
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Bradley Charles

Biology, Anatomy/Physiology

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I am Brad Charles and I teach biology! I have a bachelors of science from SUU in biology and masters of science in laboratory medicine and biomedical science from the University of Utah. I have been teaching for 22 years. I have been happily married for 33 years to my beautiful wife, Tamara Charles, who is also a teacher. We have five wonderful children, an Icelandic sheepdog and a mongrel cat.

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Matt Chicci
Chemistry
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Matt Chicci

Chemistry

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I have been teaching in the Queen Creek High School District (QCHSD) for 10+ years (2002-2010, 2013- present). All of my experience has been at QCHS. My educational background consists of BS degree from Arizona State University in biology and psychology. I received my masters from Northern Arizona University in educational technology.

At QCHS I have had the pleasure of developing curriculum for Physical Science, Honors Physical Science, Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, Biotechnology I and II, Pre-Engineering and  Engineering II. I am currently teaching Biotechnology I  and II along with Pre-Engineering and Engineering II.

In the past, I have coached World Scholars Cup, Academic Decathlon, FIRST Robotics, FIRST  Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge. Currently, I am coaching the VEX Robotics Challenge as it is an integral part of our engineering program here at QCHS. I am also a HOSA advisor for the biotechnology classes (working closely with Mr. Tafoya to grow the program). 

When I have spare time (and I say that loosely),I enjoy spending it with my family, playing games, and writing.

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Brayden Cluff
Biology
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Mark Degrow
Chemistry, Physics
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Chemistry, Physics

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Kevin Fairhurst
Anatomy/Physiology, Honors Anatomy
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Kevin Fairhurst

Anatomy/Physiology, Honors Anatomy

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Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, Mr. Fairhurst graduated from the University of Virginia in 2000 and spent several years as a wildlife biologist working with several endangered species, including the American Bald Eagle on the Channel Islands of California and the California Condor in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. During this time Mr. Fairhurst realized his passion for teaching and traveled back to D.C. to earn his Master's in Education from George Washington University.

Mr. Fairhurst taught for 5 years in D.C. and Fairfax before moving to Chandler, Arizona. This is his second year teaching Honor's Anatomy & Physiology, Human Biology, and Honor's Pre-AP Biology at QCHS. Mr. Fairhurst is also the lead mentor of FIRST Robotics Team 1013.

Mr. Fairhurst is married and has a toddler son, a dog and a rabbit.

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Jacob Frantz
Environmental Science, Chemistry
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Environmental Science, Chemistry

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Shaun Hardt
Biology
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Biology

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Anthony Potthoff
Biology, Dual Enrollment/AP, Honors Biology, Dual Enrollment/AP Environmental Science
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Sabrina Reid
Honors Biology
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Sabrina Reid

Honors Biology

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My name is Sabrina Reid. I am a parent of two loving children, ages 16 and 12. I volunteer as a Girl Scout leader and archery instructor. My hobbies include reading and watching movies. I am also a huge Star Trek fan!

I have a passion for science. I have dedicated my life to inspiring young minds in the field of science for eleven years. My most recent teaching assignments have been honors biology and AP biology at the high school level. I have the privilege of joining the family at Queen Creek High School and look forward to teaching honors biology this school year.

Live Long and Prosper,
Ms. Sabrina J. Reid    

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I received my bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in elementary education with a science emphasis; later acquiring my secondary certification with qualifications in high school biology and general science. I continued my education through Grand Canyon University and obtained a master’s degree in secondary reading, and certification as a Secondary Reading Specialist. I am currently working on a doctorate in organizational leadership with a K-12 emphasis through Grand Canyon University. I was awarded NAU Teacher of the Month. This was a student nominated award and an immense honor.

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Sharon Rowe
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Jolie Varholdt
Biology
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Nathan Tomaszewski
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Kylee Bean
US/AZ History
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Amy Cassinat
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Sharlee Crandell
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Travis Decker
Economics, World History
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Heather Deremer
World History, Pre AP Ancient Civilizations
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World History, Pre AP Ancient Civilizations

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Gabe Gahn
US/AZ History, AP US History
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US/AZ History, AP US History

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Joe Hunsaker
AP World History, AP Psychology, Psychology 1, Psychology 2
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AP World History, AP Psychology, Psychology 1, Psychology 2

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Phyllis Martynowicz
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Tim Owens

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I am starting my twelfth year teaching and the first in the Queen Creek District. I have previously worked in the Chandler (2012-2017), J.O. Combs (2007-2012), and Mesa (2006-2007) school districts. I am also starting my fifteenth year coaching lower-level high school football at numerous schools both as a campus and off-campus coach. I served 28 years in three branches of the military, and currently work in the Air Force Reserve as an air transportation manager at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley, CA. I am married with two daughters ages 15 and 11.

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Rick Payne
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World History

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Frank Ruiz
AP Human Geography, Honors Economics, Economics, Government
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Laura Barnes
Resource Algebra I
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Laura Barnes

Resource Algebra I

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Nancy Cattani
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Richard Eames
Itinerant History, Life Skills Health & Safety
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Itinerant History, Life Skills Health & Safety

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Ann Mohrhauser
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Ann Mohrhauser

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Hi, my name is Ann Mohrhauser. I am from Toms River, New Jersey, and recently moved to Gilbert, Arizona. I received my undergraduate degree at Stockton University in Pomona, NJ. Prior to my move I taught at Deerfield Township School in Rosenhayn, New Jersey for 15 years. I look forward to the 2018-2019 school year.

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Amy Robinson
Co-Department Lead, Geometry
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Amy Robinson

Co-Department Lead, Geometry

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Hi! I’m Amy Robinson. I’m the Special Education Co- Department Lead. I’ve taught in California, Minnesota, and Arizona in a variety of settings. I’m starting my 18th teaching and my 5th year at Queen Creek High School. I’m so excited to be teaching and co-teaching geometry this year! 

I have a credential in special education (with endorsements in middle school language arts and math), secondary English, and secondary math. I have my BA and MBA. I’m also currently finishing my masters in educational administration. 

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my adult children, my two crazy dogs, and hanging out with friends. 

I’m so looking forward to making 2018-2019 the best year yet! Go Bulldogs!

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Ramsey Shinn
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Ann Tichy

Ann Tichy

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Ann Tichy moved to Arizona from Kansas City in 2005 and began teaching at QCHS in July of 2006. She has been teaching for over 20 years after receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Trinity University in San Antonio, Tx; and a Master's from Avila University in Kansas City, MO. Ann lives in Gilbert with her husband and two children.

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Amber Bjork
Tenth Grade Counselor
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Tenth Grade Counselor

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Rochelle (Shelli) Boggs
College and Career Specialist
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Rochelle (Shelli) Boggs

College and Career Specialist

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I grew up in Mesa Arizona. My family and I moved to Queen Creek almost 16 years ago. My daughters graduated from Queen Creek High School in 2007 and 2009. My son started school at Frances Brandon Picket Elementary School and is now beginning his second year as a Queen Creek High School Bulldog.

I taught CTE for 11 years at the East Valley Institute of Technology. After leaving EVIT, I accepted a position as the Director of Programs for The Mesa Chamber of Commerce. I recently worked as a paraprofessional for the Chandler Unified School District. I felt blessed to be able to work with so many great kids! 

I am excited to join the Queen Creek Bulldog family and feel privileged to be a part of empowering and engaging students in our growing community. Excellence through leadership in the Queen Creek Unified School District is what it's all about!

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Joe Calendo
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Joe Calendo

College and Career Counselor

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Joe Calendo is a native of Illinois. He received his BA in human services from Judson University in 1998, his teaching certification from Trinity International University in 2003, and his master’s degree in counseling from National Louis University in 2006. He has thirteen years of experience as a school counselor. Previously, Mr. Calendo has been a crisis counselor, mentor, director of guidance, school counselor, coach, and P.E. teacher. In 2014, he was Educator of the Year for the Macon County school district in Illinois. Mr. Calendo and his family have lived in Arizona for five years. Previously, he lived in Central Illinois for eight years, but he grew up in Chicagoland. He is a die-hard Chicago sports fan! He loves the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Cubs. He and his wife, Tanya, enjoy their time with their three sons, Joe (15), Josh (13), and Jake (10). Mr. Calendo has enjoyed coaching his sons’ baseball and basketball teams in the past. He has experience as an assistant coach in cross-country and football at Warrensburg–Latham High School and was an assistant baseball coach while he was the guidance counselor at Gilbert Christian High School. This past year, he worked at Ottawa University in Surprise, Arizona as an enrollment advisor.

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Angela Chicci
Counselor
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Marisol Lechner
Librarian
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Rachel Riebold
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Rachel Riebold

Counselor

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Rachel comes to us with a bachelor's degree in psychology and awarded for academic excellence in her master's of science in school counseling pre-k-12. Rachel has been in education for eleven years. Seven of those years were in higher education as a director and consultant. Rachel is originally from Pennsylvania but has been living here for the past few years. She is married with two children, ages six and four. She enjoys traveling and loves archaeology, in addition to working with children. Rachel is very excited to be working with our high school students and making a difference in our community.

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Diane Ayala
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Eryn Anderson
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Martha Atilano
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Spanish I

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Laura D'Orlando
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Laura D'Orlando

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I was born and raised in Uruguay where I got my degree in English-Spanish translation. I moved to the United States to attend graduate school, met my husband, and started a family. We have three children aged 11, 9, and 6. I have a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in Spanish teaching from the University of Arizona. I love teaching, and I am looking forward to working at Queen Creek High School!

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Kristin Wills
ASL, Swim and Dive Coach
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Kristin Wills

ASL, Swim and Dive Coach

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I’m Miss Wills, one of the ASL teachers at Queen Creek High School. This is my second year with QC and I’m excited for the 2018/2019 school year! 

Along with teaching, I am also one of the QCHS swim and dive coaches. This is also my second year coaching with the school, but I have 10 years of coaching experience. Some of my hobbies include going to Disneyland, spending time with family and my 2 dogs, and volunteering time with my church. Let’s make this year an amazing one; Go Bulldogs!

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I have a B.S. in deaf studies and my M.Ed in secondary education. Both of my degrees are from the University of Arizona; Beardown! 

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Queen Creek High School
22149 E. Ocotillo Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 987.5973
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