Principal Chomokos leaving Apache Junction High School

Dr. Angela Chomokos is to be Apache Junction High School’s principal for the 2018-19 school year. (Photo from Scottsdale Unified School District))

Dr. Angela Chomokos, principal at Apache Junction High School, is leaving at the end of the school year for another job and to spend more time with her family.

“We will be conducting a search to hire a new principal at the high school for the 2019-20 school year,” Sally Marks, public relations specialist for the Apache Junction Unified School District, said in an email.

Dr. Chomokos was hired last summer when she was the principal at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale.

“Family is very important to me, and as a grandparent and a 38-year veteran educator, I have decided to officially retire from the high school principal job,” she wrote in a letter to AJHS parents and guardians.

“This has been a very tough decision as I have loved my 20 years as a high school administrator. With two more grandbabies on the way, I feel a desire to spend more time with my kids, grandkids and husband. As I will continue to work, it will be in a position that requires a lesser time commitment,” she said.

Dr. Chomokos has a doctorate in higher education administration, a superintendent certificate and bachelor’s and master’s degrees with an emphasis in exercise physiology and mathematics.

“It has been a true honor and a privilege to serve the AJHS community. I appreciate you entrusting me with your student’s high school education for the past year. I feel I have grown as a person and professional by simply being a part of this tight-knit community,” Dr. Chomokos said in the letter.

“The best part of the high school principalship is watching students as they perform in the fine arts, compete in club activities, and excel on the fields and courts of multiple sports. The accomplishments of this school year go above and beyond the classroom as our students excel in many areas,” she said.

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