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Announcing the PUSD Administrative Remodel

by | Feb 2, 2018

PUSD is currently in a position of thriving from an academic, cultural and budgetary standpoint, at least in terms of thriving in Arizona. Four years ago, we closed two schools, moved many teachers, shuffled administrators, shifted philosophy and much more. Because of the hard work, teamwork and dedication of our instructional leaders, directors, staff, families and community, these changes made substantial positive impact on our Prescott community, students and families.  

Nonetheless, we are a continuous improvement organization from our Governing Board to administration, staff, students, families and our unbelievably supportive community. We believe that a continuous improvement organization is constantly reflecting on how things are working. We are always looking for ways to go from good to great. This sometimes includes bold moves to enhance positive change.

We use the word remodel because it means to change the structure or form of something. Similar to a home or kitchen remodel that many of us may have experienced, organizations often think from a “what if” perspective. “What if we moved this over there?”  We look for ways to make our homes more efficient. Then we enter a process of transitioning and moving things around with the hope that our new vision is even better than what we were doing before.

Prescott Unified Schools are always looking for ways to think differently, evolve, push the envelope, and put people where they might bring us even more success. Our principals are an incredible team, and we value their experience, leadership styles, and skills. In an effort to maximize the “Unity” in our Unified school district we will be making some changes next year and some of our principals will move to other schools, while all will remain in PUSD. We took a look at the great strides that we have taken since our school closures and restructures. Our principals have led great change in a very positive direction. Now, we are going to remodel that leadership and place different leaders and their leadership styles where we think they can affect the next steps of positive change toward the future of Prescott.

The following Prescott administrators are all working very closely with each other and our school staffs to move toward this remodeling of leadership in PUSD. To achieve the goals described above, the following changes will occur:

  • Stephanie Hillig, current Prescott High School principal, will be the principal at  Abia Judd Elementary.
  • Mark Goligoski, current Mile High Middle School principal, will be the principal at Prescott High School.
  • Andy Binder, current  Mile High Middle School assistant principal, will be the principal at Mile High Middle School.
  • Clark Tenney, current Abia Judd Elementary principal, will be the assistant principal at Prescott High School.
  • Amy Buettner, current Prescott High School assistant principal. will be the assistant principal at Mile High Middle School.

These decisions have been made very early in order to make for smooth transition. All of our principals will keep their primary focus on their current positions and schools until the new school year begins, July 1, 2018.

If you have questions, our doors are always open.

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