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Richard Jimenez    Athletic Director     Phone: 480-888-7780

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I grew up in Florence, Arizona and attended Florence Unified Schools from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. I have a 6 year old daughter named Peyton that is the best thing in my life. I have amazing parents and 2 older sisters that all live in Florence and love the small town atmosphere. My father also attended Florence Unified Schools when he was younger and we both returned to teach and work for this great district! I have been teaching in the Florence District for going on 12 years now and I am more excited than ever to enter yet another school year.  This year I will be working alongside Mr. Williams teaching physical education to kindergarten through 8th grade.  I have coached every level of various sports from 7/8th Grade Volleyball even up to Varsity Baseball. I have also taught many different subjects and many different grade levels for the Florence Unified School District. I have taught English for 7th-11th grade students, Keyboarding for K-8 students, and Physical Education for K-8 students.  Last year, as the San Tan Heights Athletic Director, I was one of the biggest fans of all Hawk sports and returning for my 2nd year as a Hawk, I look forward to more great things this year in Athletics and P.E.


Michael Williams    Physical Education    480-888-7780

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My name is Mike Williams. I'm entering my 29th year of public school teaching, all in the evergreen state of Washington. I have a bachelor's degree in K-8 Elementary Education, minors in history, physical education, and social studies. I also have a Master's degree in Educational Administration. My passion in education is teaching physical education, I have a pretty extensive background in coaching and enjoy all athletic events. I have been married to my wonderful wife Traci for 26 years and have three children; Connor 25, Tanner 22 and Kelsey 19. Our family places a high value on education and school involvement; my wife is a graduate of Washington State University, Connor graduated from Central Washington University, Tanner just graduated from Pacific Lutheran University and Kelsey is a sophomore at the University of San Diego. I'm very excited to live and teach in the San Tan Valley!


 Alyssa Ihrig    Dance    480-888-7781

 



Rebecca Palmer      Band/Music      480-888-7721
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Hello! I'm Becky Palmer and I am in my first year of teaching, I just graduate from the University of Mount Union in May with my Bachelor's of Music in Music Education. I moved to Arizona on the hottest day in June , with my kitten Yui and it has been wonderful since! I am originally from Orrville Ohio, you might know us because of Smuckers, which is the only jelly I use on my PB&J! I have played 13 instruments in my ensembles through out college, the hardest to learn was the Steel Drum but I made it through! I couldn't be more excited to be here where kids come first and everyone is amazingly friendly and helpful!


Jennie Hudson    Computers    Phone: 480-888-7745

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My Name is Mrs. Hudson and I’m so excited to be your child's Computer Lab Teacher this year! This is my first year as a teacher, but I have a Bachelors of Science and Technology in Web & Graphic Design. I was working in the corporate side of this industry for 8 years before family and my love of tutoring children changed my career path. I have four children of my own, three boys attending STH, one 5th grader, 3rd grader, a Kindergartner and an 8-month-old baby girl! I have started my masters program in education and look forward to learning more and teaching these wonderful students as I go.


Rondi Siegel    Art    480-888-7749

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My name is Rondi Siegel and this is my first year teaching art. Last year I was a paraprofessional with the Special Ed Preschool. I loved it so much and the idea of becoming a teacher was planted, took root and began to grow. I decided to get my Masters of Education from Grand Canyon University, of which I am continuing. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona with a major in Media Arts (radio and television) and minors in Art and Spanish. I have lived in Arizona off and on since I was three years old, however, my ancestors are early settlers here and this is my home. My family and I moved to San Tan Valley five years ago, and my youngest goes to Circle Cross STEM Academy. So, I am very happy to be working in the FUSD district. I am married and have four children ranging from 27 years to 10 years, and we have a dog, Bailey. I enjoy spending time with my family, digital scrap booking, gardening, hiking, movies. I am super excited to teach your children about art and hope that we will have a lot of fun together!