Meet the teacher: Kelli Gordon loves to see student growth

Name: Kelli Gordon Age (optional): One of my students recently started telling people that I am 24, and I think we should continue that rumor! School: Gateway Polytechnic Academy Why you chose to work in the district: I moved from New Mexico 4 years ago, and my husband and I fell in love with Queen […]

Fashion Club students traveling to Los Angeles for field trip

Queen Creek High School Fashion Club students are traveling to Los Angeles April 5-6 for a field trip. The trip was approved as part of a consent agenda March 5 by the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board. The students are to travel by two vehicles to visit the Fashion Institute of Design and […]

ALA Ironwood sophomore publishes first book

While students experience many “firsts” as a teenager — first time going to a dance or first time driving a car– American Leadership Academy Ironwood student, Kiley Figgins, can say she is a first-time author while only a sophomore in high school. “Shipwrecked,” a book of poems Ms. Figgins has worked on since the eighth […]

Meet the teacher: Tammy Dolence values strong relationships

Name: Tammy Dolence School: Queen Creek Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: I live in Queen Creek and enjoy teaching the kids who live in my community. I love that my students are also my neighbors! What I like most about what I do: There is so much I love about being […]

Central Arizona College to host luau, lecture on Hawaii

The Central Arizona College Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement will present a Hawaiian luau and lecture event at the Signal Peak and San Tan campuses later this month. The Signal Peak Campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road in Coolidge, event is scheduled in the Student Union from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 from 3-5 p.m., […]

ALA Queen Creek to put on ‘Newsies’ production

American Leadership Academy Queen Creek High School’s production of “Newsies” will play at ALAQCHS Covey Auditorium, 23908 S. Hawes Road, from March 26-30. The musical features a score from eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book from four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein, according to a press release. Newsies’s longevity and […]

Meet the teacher: Aleah Shook uses agriculture background to teach

Name: Aleah Shook School: I work at Queen Creek High School as the Agriculture Education Teacher. Why you chose to work in the district: I chose to work in this district because Queen Creek had a home feeling to me and I knew there were great people that had or currently work here so I […]

Meet the teacher: Monica Mesman wants strong community at Sossaman Elementary

Name: Monica Mesman School: Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: I chose to work in the district for the small community feel. Queen Creek is a warm and inviting community. What I like most about what I do: I love making connections and creating relationships with not only my […]

Combs Middle School teacher earns Excellence in Education award

Radio station 99.9 KEZ and Taylor Morrison Homes have selected Combs Middle School music teacher Scott Lloyd as their Excellence in Education award winner. The Allred family nominated Mr. Lloyd for the recognition, according to a press release. “Mr. Lloyd is more than just a teacher. He is a testament to the education field, instilling […]

Pugh new principal for Newell Barney Middle School

Luke Pugh is the new principal of Newell Barney Middle School, a National AVID Demonstration School. The hiring of Mr. Pugh was approved at the March 5 Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board meeting. He will take on the role of principal starting in the 2019-20 school year. He is taking over for Denise […]