Dr. Patricia Goolsby new vice principal at Apache Junction High School

Dr. Patricia A. Goolsby has been hired as assistant principal of Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. She will be joining the school’s leadership team that includes new Principal Dr. Christopher Lineberry, as well as veteran Assistant Principal Sue Campbell.   Prior to joining Apache Junction Unified School District, Dr. Goolsby was the principal […]

Susan Doyle hired as director of human resources for Apache Junction school district

Susan M. Doyle has been hired as director of human resources for the Apache Junction Unified School District. Her first day is July 8 and she will be working at the AJUSD office, 1575 W. Southern Ave. “She will be responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise to recruit, retain and maximize the potential of […]

Graduations held for Apache Junction schools

Graduations were recently held at the Apache Junction Unified School District’s high school, junior high school and elementary schools. The school district posted photos at facebook.com/ajusd43 and some of AJUSD Public Information Officer Sally Mark’s favorites are above.

Dr. Christopher Lineberry new Apache Junction High School principal

Dr. Christopher Lineberry is the new principal of Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, for the 2019-20 school year.    Dr. Lineberry previously worked as principal at Stanfield Elementary School in Stanfield, Arizona; Florence Virtual Academy, a 6-12 in Florence Unified School District; Harmon Elementary School, a K-5 in JO Combs Unified School District; […]

Phyllis Bellemare new principal at Four Peaks Elementary School

Phyllis Bellemare has been hired as principal of Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. Prior to being hired for the FPES position she served as assistant principal at Florence Union School District No. 1 for three years.   Mrs. Bellemare’s career in education began as a substitute teacher and after-school coordinator. […]

Students of the year chosen for Apache Junction school district

The students of the year were recognized at the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board’s May 14 meeting. They included: Simote Teumohenga, Isabella Montoya, Fernando Mendez Rodriguez, Juliana Arriaga Scott, Alexia Gonzalez, Julianna Carrillo, Jacob Glazener, Dylan Condra, Hailli Wilson and Joshua Heatley.   

Meet finalists for Apache Junction High School principal on May 13

Editor’s Note: Apache Junction Unified School District announced a change in date to this event. The story has been updated with the appropriate information. Parents, students and local residents are invited to meet the finalists for the Apache Junction High School principal position at a May 13 event. The event will run from 6:30-7 p.m. […]

Apache Junction High School student Kyra Ehrlich receives $19,000 in scholarships

Kyra Ehrlich, an Apache Junction High School senior, received two scholarships that will help pay for tuition to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She recently received notice that she received the Presidential Scholarship ($14,000) as well as a Women of Excellence Award ($5,000) for a total award amount of $19,000. The scholarships are renewable for four years […]

The dollars and cents fueling public education in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction and Queen Creek unified school districts pay a similar amount to their superintendents — $135,000 and $148,753.13 respectfully — with the possibility of additional performance-based pay, according to public records. Queen Creek Unified School District offers its superintendent an additional 5 percent for performance-based pay if he earns an overall rating of […]

Apache Junction school district committee considering bonds, override vote for November

An advisory council tasked with reviewing Apache Junction Unified School District’s maintenance and operations, bond and capital needs has begun meeting and is to make a recommendation for going out for a bond and/or override in November. The group, known as the Superintendent Advisory Council, met April 8 for an introductory meeting and to discuss […]