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 […]

MCSO arrests suspect in March 12 Queen Creek drive-by shooting

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detectives have made an arrest in the case of a drive-by shooting that occurred Tuesday, March 12, in the parking lot of Walmart, 21055 E. Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek. Jeremy Ray Ford, 27, of Florence, was arrested and booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail late Thursday, March 14. He’s being charged […]

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 […]

Queen Creek couple reaches new heights with Prolift Rental

A Queen Creek couple opened Prolift Rental to help others with industrial needs maneuver in constricted workspaces. “My wife and I have a scissor lift rental company located here in Queen Creek, with all brand new state-of-the-art equipment that we rent out,” said Justin Hagerty, 45. He and his wife, Kristina, 41, not only operate […]

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 […]

Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department to open interim fire station

The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department will open interim Fire Station 5, 980 W. Combs Road, Friday, March 1 today with station planning to service the eastern areas of the town. The town’s 2015 Fire and Emergency Services Master Plan identifies a five-station system. Fire Station 4 is in the design phase and is […]

Meet the teacher: Megan Alvarado loves the uniqueness of teaching

Name: Megan Alvarado School: Gateway Polytechnic Academy Why you chose to work in the district: I came to Queen Creek for many reasons. One big reason, I saw a lot of potential opportunities for a district that is quickly growing. I love to learn from the ground up, so watching Queen Creek grow one family […]

Jay Edward Miller of San Tan Valley sentenced to 6 years in prison for child sex trafficking

Jay Edward Miller, 62, of San Tan Valley, was sentenced to six years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for child sex trafficking. Mr.  Miller, appearing before Judge Gus Aragon in Pima County Superior Court, also will be required to register as a sex offender, according to a release from Attorney General Mark Brnovich. In […]

Meet the teacher: Corey Rislund finds QCUSD through job fair

Name: Corey Rislund School: Francis Brandon Pickett Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: Funny story, I never thought of working in Queen Creek until I randomly saw something about the job fair during my last semester of student teaching. I decided to go and as soon as I walked in to the […]