SUSD appoints several new principals, assistant principals

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For the upcoming school year beginning Aug. 8, students, parents and staff will see some new and some familiar faces at a few of the Scottsdale Unified School District campuses.

Hohokam Traditional School

Andrea Wymore is the new assistant principal at Hohokam Elementary School. Ms. Wymore joined SUSD in the 2002-03 school year and has worked as a learning resource center teacher at Mountainside Middle School.

Hopi Elementary School

Tamara Jagodzinski was named as the new principal at Hopi Elementary School. Ms. Jagodzinski most recently served as assistant principal at Pima Elementary. Before her role at Pima, she was the assistant principal at Hohokam Traditional and taught 13 years at Mountainside Middle School.

Pima Elementary School

Kimberly Mills is the new assistant principal at Pima Elementary School. Before joining SUSD, Ms. Mills worked as a first and fifth-grade teacher in California and most recently served as the PBIS coach and assistant principal at Litchfield School District.

Yavapai Elementary School

Matt Gromek has been named as the new assistant principal at Yavapai Elementary School. Mr. Gromek joined SUSD in 2012 as a fifth-grade teacher at Yavapai Elementary.

Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center

Kathleen Hughes will join SUSD as the new principal at ANLC. Ms. Hughes has been an administrator in the Higley Unified School District since 2008. She also taught in a K-8 school in Southern California.

Copper Ridge School

Lindsay Stollar Slover has been named the new principal at Copper Ridge School. Ms. Stollar Slover most recently served as assistant principal at Cordova Middle School in the Alhambra Elementary School District in Phoenix and she was selected as a Rodel Aspiring Principal for 2016. Additionally, Ms. Stollar Slover worked as a classroom teacher for 10 years in the valley.

Tonalea K-8

Dr. David Priniski has been named the K-5 level principal for Tonalea. Dr. Priniski most recently served as assistant principal at Supai Middle School. Previously, Dr. Priniski served as an SUSD administrator to SUSD Community Schools, Ingleside Middle School and both Yavapai and Tonalea Elementary Schools. Dr. Priniski served as a teacher in the Flowing Wells School District in Tucson, Arizona and Madison School District in Phoenix, Arizona. He has also served as a teacher to the Greig City Academy in the London Borough of Haringey.

Shelley Slick-Hummon will serve as the Grade 6-8 principal for Tonalea K-8. Ms. Slick-Hummon most recently served as the principal of Supai Middle School, which has now combined with Tonalea Elementary School to form Tonalea K-8.

Justin Firehawk will join SUSD as assistant principal at Tonalea K-8. Mr. Firehawk most recently taught in the Maricopa Unified School District and Paradise Valley Unified School District.

Ingleside Middle School

Dr. Christopher Thuman has been named the principal of Ingleside Middle School. Dr. Thuman has nine years of administrative experience in the Scottsdale Unified School District. He most recently has been the executive director of Community Education and Online Learning. Previous to this role, Dr. Thuman worked as a high school science teacher and coach at Desert Mountain High School as well as a K-8 physical education teacher in the Chicago Public Schools.

Arcadia High School

Stephen Cervantez has been named as an assistant principal at Arcadia High School. Mr. Cervantez joined SUSD in 2003. He most recently served as a teacher at Chaparral High School and taught economics and social studies.

Saguaro High School

Ann Achtziger has been named as the interim principal at Saguaro High School. Ms. Achtziger joined Saguaro as assistant principal two years ago. Before Saguaro, Ms. Achtziger served as an assistant principal at Mohave Middle School for four years and as an assistant principal at Hopi Elementary School. Ms. Achtziger also worked at Sequoya Elementary as a service learning coordinator.

Sarah Barela will join SUSD as an assistant principal at Saguaro High School. Before working for SUSD, Ms. Barela taught English for 14 years at Peoria High School.

Kraig Leuschner has been named as an assistant principal at Saguaro High School. Before joining SUSD, Mr. Leuschner worked in the Higley Unified School District for the past six years as a high school special education teacher.

Dan Milligan was named as an assistant principal at Saguaro High School. Before this role, Mr. Milligan worked as a math teacher at Desert Mountain High School during the 2006-07 school year. He also taught math in the Paradise Valley School District from 2007–15 and served as the Dean of Students at Horizon High School during the 2015-16 school year.

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