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Mark Goligoski – Principal

  • M. Ed. – Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • BS in History and Secondary Education, Northern Arizona University

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
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  • 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, 2012-2013


Meghan Anderson – Academic Advisor
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  • 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 Web Page

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

Pamela Bergstrom – Biology,  Anatomy & Physiology
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  • 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

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

Dan Bradstreet – Instrumental Music (Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Percussion, Color Guard, Jazz Ensemble); Director; Arizona Music Educators Association Northwest Region Band Chair | Pride of Prescott Marching Band

  • Bachelor of Music, Miami University, OH

Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Past President; ABODA William E. Richardson Program with Distinction Award in 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

Katie Bradstreet – Math

  • B.A. in Political Science, Arizona State University

Cylinda Bray – Math | Web Page

  • M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Emphasis in Mathematics from NAU Flagstaff
  • B.S. in Secondary Education Mathematics
  • Certified College Mathematics Instructor

Michael Brown – US History

Laura M. Brubaker – Spanish
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  • 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; AdvancEd Professional Development Committee Chair | Web Page

  • 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
  • Level I & II Google Certified Educator
  • Google Certified Trainer

Dan Bullara – Academic Advisor

Paul Bunnell – Physics, AP Physics, Engineering Science; Professional Development Committee
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  • Master’s in Teaching, University of Virginia; B.A. in Physics

Sarah Burchett – Biology, Honors Biology; Environmental Club Sponsor

  • M.Ed, Arizona State University
  • BIS- Conservation Biology & Art History, cum laude, Arizona State University

Finalist, Yavapai County Outstanding First Year Teacher, 2014

Karen Campbell – Math

Amanda Chartier – Art; S-Club Sponsor; Cheer Coach; Communications Committee for AdvancED; Sponsor of S Club at PHS (division of Soroptimist International)
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  • 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
  • Member, Arizona Art Education Association

Ruby Award from Soroptimist International of Central Yavapai Sunrise, 2012; 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 Department Chair
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  • 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, 2011-2012

Ron Cleary – Online Electives

  • B.A. in English, Arizona State University
  • Certificate in secondary education

Cody Collett – Physical Education

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
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist
  • Member, Arizona Association of School Psychologists

Kelly Cordes – History
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  • B.A., Fort Lewis College

Jennifer Cummings – Algebra I, Honors Algebra I, AP Calculus, Math Department Chair
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  • 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
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  • 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

James Diehl – Academic Advisor; Adjunct Yavapai Community College
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  • B.S. in Medical Radiography, Northern Arizona University
  • Post Baccalaureate in Secondary Education, University of Phoenix
  • Career and Technical Education Certification 2011

Rotary Teacher of the year, 2007 and 2005; Nominee, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2001

Lauri Dreher – Business Management, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Adviser; Adjunct Faculty, Yavapai College

  • B.S. in Business – Finance, University of Northern Colorado
  • MIM (Master’s in International Management – MBA core with international emphasis), Denver University
  • Career & Technical Business Education Certification, Metropolitan University

Nominee, Yavapai County High School Teacher of the Year, 2014; Outstanding Program of the Year – JTED/Career & Technical Education for Business Management, 2014; Outstanding Teacher of the Year – Mountain Institute JTED, 2013; Former Marketing Director for an international trade association; Former Restaurant Owner and Operator

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

Deb Fitzgerald – Health Education; National Honor Society Co-Adviser; Sponsor for PHS Renaissance Card Program

  • M.S.Ed. Adult Education, emphasis Health, Northern Illinois University
  • B.A., Physical Education, K-12, Aurora College

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

Melissa Geraci | BEST Program (Special Education): English, Social Studies, Life Skills

  • Ph.D., M.A., B.A. – Political Science, and Journalism
  • B.A., USC; MS-Special Education Early Childhood, Johns Hopkins University
  • MSW-Social Work, Western New Mexico University
  • Graduate Certificate, Behavior in Autism, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Graduate Certificate-Aspiring Leaders, Johns Hopkins University
  • Arizona certifications: Cross-Categorical, Elementary, Early Childhood Special Education

Michael Gilpin – World History, AP Psychology and Weight Training; Head Football Coach

  • Master’s degree, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor’s degree, Humboldt State University
  • Highly Qualified in History and Government

Golden Apple Award Winner, 2010

Dr. Gary Gray – Chemistry

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

Cari Greco – Learning Center; Native American Club Sponsor

  • 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

Alvina Green – Geometry; Math Club &Mu Alpha Theta Co-Sponsor; Yavapai County Common Core Math Cadre
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  • B.S. in Education, Northern Arizona University
  • Secondary Ed Certified in Mathematics

Silver Apple Award Recipient, 2013; Nominee, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2011; Nominee, Yavapai County First Year Teacher of the Year, 1999

Joanna Gregory – B.E.S.T. Program – Special Education; Co Chair, AdvancEd Survey Committee
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  • Master’s degree, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor’s degree, Special Education, Arizona State University West
  • Handle With Care Certified

Loreta Halford – Family & Consumer Sciences; Spiritline Coach; AdvancED Communications Committee
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  • B.S. Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education – Health and Human Development with an Extension Option, Montana State University, Bozeman

Debbie Hammer – Sculpture-3D & Art 1-2; Photo Club Sponsor
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  • Master of Education Degree, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Art Degree, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

Jennifer Hawley – English; Key Club Advisor
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  • 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

Ann Hein – Art I, III, IV, Advanced Placement Art; Fine Arts Dept. Chair; Studio Art Club Sponsor; Membership Chair, AZ Alpha Alpha Chapter of ADK International Honorary Organization for Women Educators

  • M.A. Art Education, Prescott College
  • B.A. Art Education, Colorado State University
  • Certified and Highly Qualified K-12 Art
  • SEI Endorsement
  • 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)

Deborah Henry – Spanish
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  • B.A. Weaving and Allied Disciplines, Prescott College
  • Arizona K-12 Teacher Certification, Northern Arizona University
  • Yavapai College Adjunct Faculty, Spanish, Qigong, Fibers
  • Certified Brain Integration Practitioner
  • Certified Chilel Wellness Instructor

Nominee, Teacher of the Year, Lake Valley Elementary School

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

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 – Transition Coordinator

Deanna Jepson – Transition Program

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

Ayaka Komori – Japanese & English; Japan Club Sponsor | Websites:  >JPN 1-2  >JPN3-4  >ENG3-4

  • M.A. in English (Applied Linguistics), Marshall University
  • MA in East Asian Studies (Japanese Linguistics), University of Arizona
  • Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, AEA, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, American Association of Teachers of Japanese, Arizona Association of Teachers of Japanese, and Arizona Language Association

Brenda Lee – Government & Economics/Introduction to Law; Social Studies Dept. Chair; Mock Trial Coach; Advanced Ed – Survey Committee

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Management, Arizona State University, University of Nebraska, Yale University – colonial studies, Columbia University – immigration studies

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

David MacIlroy – BMAS

Vanessa Martin – English
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  • 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

Nancy Martinez – Resource

Adam Neely – College Algebra, Elementary Statistics, Algebra 3, Advanced Weight Training BK; Math Dept. Chair, PAL Club Sponsor
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  • M.A. in Athletic Administration and Coaching, Concordia University
  • BA in Secondary Education Math, Ottawa University

Chris Predmore – Auto Shop

Kristen Rakes – Integrated Science

  • Bachelor of Earth Science in Secondary Education, Northern Arizona University

Rachael Rapee – Severe/Profound Autism R.I.S.E. teacher

  • Master’s of Special Education Teaching Cross-Categorical K-12, ELL Endorsement, Grand Canyon University
  • Bachelor’s of Family and Human Development, Arizona State University; ABA Certified

Michelle Ritzer – Science
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Diane Ryan – Earth/Marine Science; Earth Science HQ

  • M.S. in Physical Education
  • B.A. in Physical Education

Circle of Excellence

Erin Sobo – Choir; AMEA AZ Northern Regional Choir Chairperson for Middle School Choirs; Bassoonist for the Prescott Pops Symphony and the Central Arizona Concert Band

  • Bachelor’s of Music Education, DePauw University, Indiana
  • Orff-Schulwerk Certification, Arizona State University
  • Kodaly Certification, Arizona State University

Sonya Spohn – Geometry

  • B.S. in Education, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

David Stengel – U.S./AZ History; A.P. U.S. History; Flinn Scholarship Coordinator; NHS & Academic Honors clubs

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

John Steward – Academic Advisor
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  • M.Ed, Northern Arizona University
  • B.A., Arizona State University; Administrative Certification, Arizona State University Administrative Certification Program

Robert Swan – Director of Academic Advisement; Academic Advisor
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  • 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; Member PHS AdvancedED Professional Development Committee
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  • Bachelor’s degree, Secondary Education History/Social Studies, Northern Arizona University
  • AEPA certified in English and Social Studies

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;  Mu Alpha Theta Sponsor; Attendance Committee Chair; Calculator Rental Manager
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  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, University of North Florida
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, University of North Florida

Prescott High School Teacher of the Year, 2013-2014; Finalist, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2013-2014

Dan Tyler – U.S. and World History
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  • 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
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  • 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

Pamela Willard – English 101/102 (dual credit College English through Yavapai College); CTE Journalism 1-4; Adviser, Yearbook & Newspaper | Website (Yavapai College CANVAS – log on and then enter your class)

  • Master’s Degree, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Northern Arizona University
  • B.S. Zoology/Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University, magna cum laude
  • MAT, Secondary Education/English, Western New Mexico University
  • 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

Bill Wolf – School Resource Officer, Police Officer with the Prescott Police Department

  • Ph.D. in Russian History, Ohio State 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

Administrative Office

Principal’s Secretary – LaurieAnn Frank |

Assistant Principal’s Secretary – Birdie Ferra |

Registrar – Sheri Landino |

Receptionist – Barbara Gruhlkey |

Attendance Clerk – Debbie Fox |

Special Ed. Secretary – Teresa Smith |


Library Specialist – Denise Canzoneri |


Bookstore Manager – Bonnie North |


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