Faculty & Staff

Dedicated Faculty & Staff

At Primavera, our teachers, guidance counselors, enrollment advisors and other staff are dedicated to helping every student excel in the online educational environment. Many students find success within our structure because of the focused, individualized attention they receive from our highly qualified teachers, faculty and staff, which they often do not experience in other educational environments.

School Leadership

Primavera takes pride in the experience and talent of our faculty, and the strength provided by our administration. Please take a moment to read the biographies of our school leaders below.

Donald Mitchell, M.A.Ed
Donald Mitchell, M.A.EdPrincipal
Greetings Primavera parents and students,

I would like to welcome you to Primavera Online High School and Middle School. My responsibility as the principal of Primavera is to ensure that our student remain the center focus of everything we do. In addition, I am here to support our teachers as they diligently work to provide students and their parents with the most positive and memorable high school experience.

I began my journey in the field of education moreĀ 17 years ago. I attended Arizona State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis on English. I later pursued and earned a Master of Education Degree with an emphasis on Educational Leadership and Supervision from Arizona State University. After many years in the classroom, district level positions and online teaching, I made the decision to give into my desire to learn. I am currently pursuing an Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Behavioral Health at Grand Canyon University.

As an educator, not only do I believe that all students have the potential to learn, I also believe that every student deserves the opportunity to learn in an environment in which flexibility, compassion and encouragement are shown to students on a consistent basis and without hesitation.

Andrew Szczepaniak
Andrew SzczepaniakExecutive Director, Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment
Vanessa Yazzie
Vanessa YazzieExecutive Director, Registrar & Submissions Department
Elaine Taylor
Elaine TaylorExecutive Director of Guidance & Student Services