Our Staff

The student–teacher relationship is the most important factor in determining whether your child has a positive experience in the classroom. We take care to employ individuals who will put students first in every decision they make in the classroom. As a team, we endeavor to provide a safe and energizing learning environment where our students feel welcome. Please contact your child’s teacher if you wish to discuss any questions or concerns.

Administration

Jeff Markle
Jeff Markle
Principal
(480) 664-5411
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Rich Dellacona
Rich Dellacona
Assistant Principal
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Michelle Smout
Michelle Smout
Administrative Assistant
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Steffnie Beck
Steffnie Beck
Receptionist/Attendance
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Deputy A. Hampton
Deputy A. Hampton
Student Resource Officer
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Angie Buczek
Angie Buczek
Counselor
(480) 664-5421
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Cassandra Rodgers
Cassandra Rodgers
Counselor/Social Worker
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Debbie Jones
Debbie Jones
Health Aide
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Peter McGloin
Peter McGloin
Psychologist
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Garnet Pennington
Garnet Pennington
Media Center
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Coming Soon
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Julie Stratton
Julie Stratton
Cafeteria
(480) 664-5489
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Fourth Grade Teachers

Mary McDonald
Mary McDonald
Science/Social Studies
(480) 664-5479
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Stacy Morgan
Stacy Morgan
ELA
(480) 664-5478
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Valerie Reichler
Valerie Reichler
Math
(480) 664-5480
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Fifth Grade Teachers

Christine Iring
Christine Iring
Science/Social Studies
(480) 664-5470
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Nicole Moreno
Nicole Moreno
Math
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Christine Rios
Christine Rios
ELA
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Sixth Grade Teachers

Kryssie Beard
Kryssie Beard
ELA
(480) 664-5471
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Nick Goodman
Nick Goodman
Science
(480) 664-5465
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Adrienne Larson
Adrienne Larson
Social Studies
(480) 664-5452
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Donna Male
Donna Male
Math
(480) 664-5468
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Seventh Grade Teachers

Bruce Gjerstad
Bruce Gjerstad
Math
(480) 664-5457
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Ryann Johnson
Ryann Johnson
Science
(480) 664-5455
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Greg Owen
Greg Owen
ELA
(480) 664-5464
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Chris Peterson
Chris Peterson
Social Studies
(480) 664-5453
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Eighth Grade Teachers

TJ Buckley
TJ Buckley
ELA
(480) 664-5448
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John Engels
John Engels
Science
(480) 664-5454
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Laura Herron
Laura Herron
Math
(480) 664-5456
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Matt Pugliano
Matt Pugliano
Social Studies
(480) 664-5467
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Electives

Amanda Baca
Amanda Baca
P.E.
(480) 664-5494
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Lisa Chaikin
Lisa Chaikin
Art Teacher
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Please welcome Lisa Chaikin to FHUSD.

Lisa is very excited about teaching middle school and high school art and working to help students make progress in their art education. Lisa loves teaching art and helping all students gain an appreciation of visual art and the beauty around us.

Lisa attended the Rhode Island School of Design fine arts program and graduated from Fashion Institute, with a focus in Textile Design. She returned to Western Governors University to earn her teaching certificate in education. Lisa has taught art in several charter and public schools over the past three years in Peoria, Glendale, and Phoenix areas and looks forward to bringing her expertise and love of visual art education to the students in FHUSD.

When Lisa is not teaching art, she creates mixed-medium works using an assortment of paper, paint, embroidery, photocopies, and ink. Lisa uses her spare time trying out art supplies and then incorporating new and exciting ideas into the classroom. She hopes to author and illustrate a children’s picture book about friendships and the differences that make us who we are.

Lisa shares her life with her husband Greg, who enjoys playing his guitar while Lisa sings classic rock tunes. He is a great support to Lisa’s artistic expressions that often take over the dining room. Lisa raised two children, a daughter who is an ER trauma nurse and a son who is becoming an MS or HS educator like his mom.

Welcome Lisa Chaikin to FHUSD!

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Terry Perry
Terry Perry
Art Teacher
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Patti Schultz
Patti Schultz
P.E.
(480) 664-5434
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Gianna Wilson
Gianna Wilson
Dance
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Band
(480) 664-5498
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Support Services

Natasha Brophy
Natasha Brophy
Special Education
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James Curtis
James Curtis
Special Education
(480) 664-5450
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Lenore Grafton
Lenore Grafton
Ft. McDowell Education
(480) 664-5475
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Elena Long
Elena Long
Ft. McDowell Education
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Antonette Shirley
Antonette Shirley
Ft. McDowell Education
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Jane McDonald
Jane McDonald
Reading Specialist
(480) 664-5418
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