Primavera takes pride in the experience and talent of our faculty, and the strength provided by our administration. Please taken a moment to read the biographies of our school leaders below.
Meet Our Team
I personally want to welcome you to the Primavera family. As the Superintendent of Primavera, I am responsible for ensuring that our students receive the best possible education. I am not only committed to helping our students earn their high school diploma, but also preparing them for college and a career.
My journey in education began at BYU where I earned a B.A in French and English, during which time I had the opportunity to study at Université de Paris, La Sorbonne in Paris, France. This experience deepened my passion for language and culture, and ultimately inspired me to choose teaching as my profession. Over the last 25 years I have served as a classroom teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and most recently as the Director of Professional Development at Grand Canyon University. I feel blessed and honored to serve students and adults
Over the years I have earned an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, an M.Ed in Leadership and Supervision and am currently earning my PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. My drive through all these experiences has been a deep commitment for life-long learning and student academic achievement. I truly believe in what we do to help our students here at Primavera, and I see an amazing opportunity to shape the face of education in Arizona.
As an educator I have worked in leadership for the majority of my career, but have also spent time as a social studies and humanities teacher. I attended Butler University (Go Bulldogs) as an undergraduate, Trinity Christian College to obtain my teaching certificate, Indiana University for my graduate degree and I am currently attending the University of Phoenix for a doctoral degree in educational leadership.
In my personal efforts to run away from snow, my family and I moved from the Midwest (Indiana) and made Arizona our home about five years ago. As a father of two boys and a husband, I am amazed at what education has done for me over my life. As a onetime “at risk” kid growing up in Chicago, Illinois, to now being in a place where I not only have the opportunity to provide for my family, but also have palm trees in my back yard, I am simply amazed. I understand the power that education holds and what a powerful education offers each student.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your student’s success.