Meet Your Teacher: Theresa Sanford strives to make learning fun at Jack Barnes Elementary

Name: Theresa Sanford Age: 46 School: Jack Barnes Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: My own children went to Queen Creek schools and I love this district. I live and work in Queen Creek and I feel a close connection to this community. What I like most about what I do: I […]

Diab Scott new director of CTE and curriculum at Queen Creek Unified School District

Nancy Diab Scott has been hired as the new director of career and technical education and curriculum for Queen Creek Unified School District. The QCUSD Governing Board approved Ms. Diab Scott’s position at the April 2 board meeting. She will officially join the district at the start of the 2019-20 school year. Ms. Diab Scott […]

Dr. Berry: Growth, opportunity at Queen Creek Unified School District

Two words have become synonymous with Queen Creek Unified School District. Those words are growth and opportunity. We started as a K-8 district housed at one site. We became a K-12 unified district in 1985 and in 1988, the first class graduated from Queen Creek High School. Over the past 34 years we have worked […]

Leuschner named athletic director for Eastmark High School

Kraig Leuschner has been hired as the athletic director of Eastmark High School, the newest school in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Eastmark HS is to open in July in the Eastmark community near Ellsworth and Ray. The QCUSD Governing Board approved the hiring of Mr. Leuschner at the April 2 board meeting, according […]

Narancic appointed to Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board

Courtney Narancic is the newest member of the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board. She joins fellow board members Ken Brague, Jennifer Revolt, Samantha Davis and Bill Schultz. Mrs. Narancic replaces Susan Leonard who stepped down in February. Mrs. Narancic’s first official governing board meeting will be May 14, according to a release. Mrs. […]

Queen Creek fifth grade field trip to California includes floating-lab tour, dissection lab

An overnight field trip to California for fifth-grade students was recently approved by the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board. The March 28-29 trip to San Diego is for Enhanced Learning Program students, according to the March 5 Governing Board agenda item from Desert Mountain Elementary School Principal Jim Richardson. The trip price is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Queen Creek Middle School student Dillon National Geographic Society state competition semifinalist

Queen Creek Middle School seventh-grader Matthew Dillon has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of 100 semifinalists eligible to compete in the Arizona State GeoBee. The contest will be held March 29 in Tucson. At the State GeoBee, he will have the opportunity to compete for a spot at the […]

Swaninger new Gateway Polytechnic Academy principal

Thomas Swaninger is the new principal of Gateway Polytechnic Academy. Mr. Swaninger’s hiring was approved at the March 5 Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board meeting. He will take over for Allison Carmichael as she takes on her new role as principal of QCUSD’s newest school, Silver Valley Elementary, starting in the 2019-20 school […]