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Mark Goligoski — Principal

  • M. Ed. Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • BS in History and Secondary Education, Northern Arizona University
  • Arizona Athletic Trainers Association Non-Certified Service Award, 2015
  • Runner-Up, Yavapai County High School Teacher of the Year, 2010
  • John J. Ross Award for Excellence in Law Related Education, 2009
  • Runner-Up, Yavapai County First Year Teacher of the Year, 2001

Clark Tenney — Assistant Principal

  • Master’s Degree with distinction in Education Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, in Japanese and Education, Brigham Young University
  • Arizona Principal Certificate
  • Runner-up, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2011

Jim Wells — Assistant Principal

  • Master’s in Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Arizona State University

Missy Townsend, CAA — Athletic Director
PHS Athletics Website

  • M.S. in Recreation and Sports Science, Ohio University
  • B.A. in Secondary Education and History, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • NIAAA Certified Athletic Director
  • NFHS Level 1 Accredited Interscholastic Coach
  • NYCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Grand Canyon Region Representative
  • AIAAA Awards Chairperson
  • AIAAA Rookie AD of the Year, 2018
  • Yavapai County High School Teacher of the Year, 2013


Meghan Anderson — Academic Advisor
PHS Advising Website

  • M. Ed. in School Counseling, Ottawa University
  • B.S. in Elementary and Special Education, Northern Arizona University

Erik Appeldoorn— Senior Master Sergeant, Aerospace Science Instructor
JROTC Website

Amanda Atherton  Algebra I & Dual Enrollment Courses: College Algebra & Statistics

  • M.S. in Mathematics with emphasis in Community College Teaching
  • B.S. in Mathematics
  • B.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education, minor in Psychology, Northern Arizona University

Andrew Atherton – History


Pamela Bergstrom — Biology,  Anatomy & Physiology

  • BA Biology, Secondary Education and minor Sex Education, Augustana College
  • Graduate coursework, Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • PHS Curriculum Mapping Leadership Committee, NCA Steering Committee Co-Chair, Prescott Education and business Partnership member

Kristen Bevers – BEST

Tiffany Boehle — Dual Credit Spanish / Genesis Dropout Recovery Program Instructor

  • M.Ed. in Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Northern Arizona University
  • B.S. in Secondary Education and Spanish, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Currently pursuing a second graduate degree in Spanish
  • Yavapai County Teacher of the Year for High School Cross-Category, 2016-17
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Outstanding Educator Award

Hannah Bohne – English

Dan Bradstreet — Director, Instrumental Music (Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Percussion, Color Guard, Jazz Ensemble)
Pride of Prescott Marching Band

  • Bachelor of Music, Miami University, OH
  • Arizona Music Educators Association Northwest Region Band Chair
  • Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Past President
  • ABODA William E. Richardson Program with Distinction Awar, 2018 and 2014
  • AMEA O.M. Hartsell Outstanding Educator Award, 2017
  • Pride of Prescott Marching Band 6th place finish ABODA State Marching Championships – Division II, 2013
  • Finalist, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2010
  • Toured Europe in 2006 and 2003, performed in the 2016 and 2010 London New Year’s Day Parade and the 2019 and 2012 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade
  • AdvEd Math Committee, 2004, 2000

Michael Brown — US History

Laura M. Brubaker — Spanish

  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix
  • B.A. Secondary Education, Spanish, Arizona State University

Robyn Bryce — Media Productions Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist

  • B.A., English, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 30+ credits, continuing education, various;
  • Arizona Certification, Standard Secondary Education, 7-12: English, SEI Endorsement K-12, Level II Pole Vault
  • Chair, AdvancEd Professional Development Committee
  • Level I & II Google Certified Educator
  • Google Certified Trainer

Paul Bunnell — Physics, AP Physics, Engineering Science

  • Master’s in Teaching, University of Virginia
  • B.A. in Physics
  • Member, Professional Development Committee

Amanda Chartier — PUSD Visual Arts Coordinator

  • M.A. Art Education, Northern Arizona University
  • B.S. Elementary Education/Art Education, Grand Canyon University
  • Certified and Highly Qualified in Art Ed K-12, Elementary Ed K – 8, SEI Endorsement
  • Sponsor, S Club (division of Soroptimist International)
  • Member, Communications Committee for AdvancED
  • Member, Arizona Art Education Association
  • Ruby Award from Soroptimist International of Central Yavapai Sunrise, 2012
  • 2017 Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, High School Cross Grades Category Winner
  • 2015 Flinn Foundation Distinguished Educator
  • Nominee, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2008
  • Optimist of Prescott Educator of the Year, 1996
  • Silver Apple Award Recipient, 1996
  • Middle Educator of the Year, 1992

Cathleen Cherry — French / Academic Decathlon Coach / Modern Language Dept. Chair

  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • B.A. in French & English, University of Arizona
  • ESL Certification
  • Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • Nominee, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2012

Cody Collett — Physical Education / Head Football Coach

Andrew Connery, Ed.D. NCSP — School Psychologist

  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University
  • M.S. Educational Psychology, U. of Oregon
  • BA Psychology, Stonehill College

Deanna Costanios — Transition Program

  • M.Ed , University of Phoenix
  • K-12 Cross-Categorical special education certified, Rio Salado, BAM, University of Phoenix

Kelly Cordes — History

  • B.A., Fort Lewis College

Jennifer Cummings — Algebra I, Honors Algebra I, AP Calculus / Math Dept. Chair

  • B.S. in Psychology, minor in Math, University of Arizona
  • Teaching Certificate, Rio Salado College

David Cutter — CTE

Matt Dean — PHS Credit Assistance Director

  • Master of Education, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • Masters of Education, Secondary Education, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Northern Arizona University

Bill DeKemper, Lt Col (Ret) USAF, — AFJROTC Dept. Chair & Instructor: JROTC PE, Science of Flight, Space & Astronomy, and Leadership & Principles of Management
JROTC Website

  • MA, National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
  • MS, Administration, Central Michigan University
  • BA, History, Arizona State University
  • Yavapai County Instructor of the Year-Electives category, 2018
  • Prescott High School Instructor of the Year-New Instructor category, 2009
  • Instructor of the Year-Military Art & Sciences Division at Air Force Academy, 1992

Phillip Elliott – On Line Credit Recover

Carolyn Ernst — Registered Nurse

  • B.S.N., Rutgers University
  • B.A. Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University

Robert Ernst — English, German

  • B.A. in German Literature, California State University Northridge
  • Post Degree Certification in Education
  • Nominee, Yavapai County First Year Teacher, 2003

Michelle Falick – Algebra 2

Deb Fitzgerald — Health Education / National Honor Society Co-Adviser

  • M.S.Ed. Adult Education, emphasis Health, Northern Illinois University
  • B.A., Physical Education, K-12, Aurora College
  • Sponsor for PHS Renaissance Card Program
  • Finalist, Yavapai County High School Teacher of the Year, 2010
  • Who’s Who Among Teachers Award
  • Former varsity volleyball and softball coach

Angelika Garcia — English

  • B.S. in secondary English education, Northern Arizona University

Catherine Gates — Resource

Andrea Gilman – Behavior Coach

Dr. Gary Gray — Chemistry

  • B.A. Psychology/Neuroscience, Univ Calif
  • Ph.D. Chemistry/Biochemistry, Univ South Florida

Cari Greco — Learning Center

  • Certifications: Cross Categorical Special Education K-12, Elementary 1-8, Middle Grades Mathematics 6-8, English as a Second Language K-12, Reading Specialist K-12
  • Sponsor, Native American Club

Alvina Green — AP Statistics and Geometry
Website |

  • B.S. in Education, Northern Arizona University
  • Secondary Ed Certified in Mathematics
  • Co-sponsor, Math Club and Mu Alpha Theta
  • Yavapai County Common Core Math Cadre
  • Silver Apple Award Recipient, 2013
  • Nominee, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2011
  • Nominee, Yavapai County First Year Teacher of the Year, 1999
  • Certified Google Trainer

Joanna Gregory — B.E.S.T. Program – Special Education
Website |

  • Master’s degree, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor’s degree, Special Education, Arizona State University West
  • Co Chair, AdvancEd Survey Committee
  • Handle With Care Certified

Loreta Halford — Family & Consumer Sciences / Spiritline Coach

  • B.S. Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education – Health and Human Development with an Extension Option, Montana State University, Bozeman
  • Member, AdvancED Communications Committee

Debbie Hammer — Sculpture-3D and Art 1-2

  • Master of Education Degree, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Art Degree, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
  • Sponsor, Photo Club

Jennifer Hawley — English

  • M.Ed. Secondary Education, Northern Arizona University
  • B.A. in History with a minor in Journalism, University of Arizona
  • Highly Qualified to teach English and History
  • Sponsor, Key Club

Ann Hein — Art I, III, IV, Advanced Placement Art / Fine Arts Dept. Chair

  • M.A. Art Education, Prescott College
  • B.A. Art Education, Colorado State University
  • Certified and Highly Qualified K-12 Art
  • SEI Endorsement
  • Sponsor, Studio Art Club
  • Membership Chair, AZ Alpha Alpha Chapter of ADK International Honorary Organization for Women Educators
  • Member, National Art Education Association and Arizona Art Education Association
  • Finalist, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year-Cross Grades category, 2012
  • AZ Commission on the Arts Grant Award, 2003; Nominee, Governor’s Arts Award, 1996
  • NAEA Program Standards Award, 1994; Yavapai County Mixed Grades Teacher of the Year, 1994
  • National Exemplary Arts Site Award, 1993

Jessica Heinbaugh — Science

  • Master’s of Secondary Education, University of Phoenix
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, with an emphasis in Botany, Adams State University (attended on a soccer scholarship)

Debra Holliday — English

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English and History, University of Arizona
  • Post-Bachelor’s in Education, Chapman College
  • Sponsor, Writer’s Club
  • Published Poet

Rachael Holly — Pathways

  • M.A. in Special Education, Marian University
  • B.A. in History, Lawrence University
  • Certifications: K-12 Mild to Moderate Disabilities-Special Education

Carolyn Jacobsen – Learning Center
  • B.S. in Special Education/Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University
  • M.A. in Special Education, Northern Arizona University
  • Certifications:  Cross-Categorical Special Education K-12

Suzette Jaggars – Science

Brenda Lee — Government & Economics/Introduction to Law / Social Studies Dept. Chair / Mock Trial Coach

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Management, Arizona State University, University of Nebraska, Yale University – colonial studies, Columbia University – immigration studies
  • Member, Advanced Ed Survey Committee
  • Law Magnet Program Manager – Phoenix Union
  • John J. Ross Award for Excellence in Law Related Education, 2016

Sandra Lindberg — Speech Pathologist

  • M.A.T.  Teaching, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
  • B.S. Communication Disorders and Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • A.A. Special Education, Early Childhood Education and Psychology, Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln, RI
  • Currently taking ASL, YC, Prescott, AZ
  • PUSD Going the Extra Mile Award, 2018

Molly Littrell – Academic Advisor

Vanessa Martin — English

  • Reading Specialist and K-12 Art Teacher Endorsement
  • M.Ed. Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University
  • B.S. in Education with a dual content emphasis in English and Art, Northern Arizona University
  • A.A. in Fine Arts, Yavapai College
  • Highly Qualified to teach English

Dr. Peter Mueller – General Math / Business Tech Math

Adam Neely — Instructional Coach / Advanced Weight Training BK

  • M.A. in Athletic Administration and Coaching, Concordia University
  • BA in Secondary Education Math, Ottawa University
  • Sponsor, PAL Club

Chris Predmore — Auto Shop

Jim Rhine – Algebra 1 / Geometry

Michelle Ritzer — Science|

Diane Ryan — Earth/Marine Science

  • M.S. in Physical Education
  • B.A. in Physical Education
  • Earth Science HQ
  • Circle of Excellence

Erin Sobo — Choir

  • Bachelor’s of Music Education, DePauw University, Indiana
  • Orff-Schulwerk Certification, Arizona State University
  • Kodaly Certification, Arizona State University
  • AMEA AZ Northern Regional Choir Chairperson for Middle School Choirs
  • Bassoonist for the Prescott Pops Symphony and the Central Arizona Concert Band

David Stengel — U.S./AZ History; A.P. U.S. History / Flinn Scholarship Coordinator

  • B.A. in history with minor in Asian studies from California State University, Channel Islands; summa cum laude
  • NHS & Academic Honors Clubs
  • Member, Phi Alpha Theta historian’s fraternity

John Steward — Academic Advisor
PHS Advising Website

  • M.Ed, Northern Arizona University
  • B.A., Arizona State University; Administrative Certification, Arizona State University Administrative Certification Program

Robert Swan — Director of Academic Advisement and Academic Advisor
PHS Advising Website

  • M.Ed. in School Counseling, Northern Arizona University
  • BA in Sociology, University of Arizona

Daniel Swanson — English 9 and PreAP English 10 / Co-adviser National Honor Society

  • Bachelor’s degree, Secondary Education History/Social Studies, Northern Arizona University
  • AEPA certified in English and Social Studies
  • Member, PHS AdvancedED Professional Development Committee
  • Outstanding Senior History from the NAU College of Arts and Letters, 2008

Layla Tenney — Theatre: Introduction to Theatre Arts, Advanced Theatre Arts Productions

  • Master of Arts-Theatre Education, University of Northern Colorado, magna cum laude
  • Bachelor of Arts-Theatre, University of Arizona
  • Arizona State Thespian Superior One-Act Award, 2017-2018
  • 8 International Thespian Society National Level Students, 2017-2018

Sonya Tenney — English 10 and 11

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science Teaching with an English Teaching minor, magna cum laude, Brigham Young University
  • Social Studies and English 6-12 Certification

Sara Tomlin — Geometry Honors, Algebra 2 Honors, and Business Tech

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, University of North Florida
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, University of North Florida
  • Sponsor, Mu Alpha Theta
  • Chair, Attendance Committee Chair
  • Calculator Rental Manager
  • Prescott High School Teacher of the Year, 2013-2014
  • Finalist, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2014

Dan Tyler — U.S. and World History

  • M.A., Northern Arizona University
  • B.A., Arizona State University
  • Certification: secondary 7-12 social studies

Lisa Vaughan — Geometry

  • M. Ed. in Secondary Education from University of Phoenix
  • B.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University
  • Professional Engineer

Helen Wanamaker — English 9

  • M.A. in Cross Categorical Special Education, K-12, Arizona State University
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology, Michigan State University; B.A. in Secondary Education English and History, Olivet College

Steve Waples – Algebra 2

Pamela Willard — English 101/102 (dual credit College English through Yavapai College),
CTE Digital Communications 1-4 / Adviser, Student Publications
Website (Yavapai College CANVAS – log on and then enter your class)

  • Master of Arts in English – Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies, Northern Arizona University
  • Master of Teaching, Western New Mexico University
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology,  Northern Arizona University – magna cum laude
  • Other Certificates: AZ Teacher Certification, Language Arts K-12, CTE; Arizona Community College Certified

Kent Winslow — Boys Physical Education Teacher / Head Varsity Baseball Coach

  • M.Ed. Texas A&M University

Jennifer Woods — CTE Coordinator

  • M.S., Education with Technology Education emphasis, Old Dominion University
  • B.S., Elementary/Middle Education, Old Dominion University
  • Certified grades 1-8 and grades 6-12 CTE Education and Training
  • Finalist, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2017




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