• Parents who are scheduled to volunteer on campus are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, and wear a visitor sticker any time they are on campus. Other adult visitors must make arrangements with the front office to visit our campus. Student visitors are not permitted.

Our Principal

Phone: 480-484-6510


Degrees and Certifications:

Principal Todd Dreifort

Administrative Support Coordinator | Priscilla Traynor | 480-484-6507

Bio coming soon

Assistant Principal, Educational Services

Phone: 480-484-6505


Degrees and Certifications:

Assistant Principal Sarah Barela

Administrative Support Assistant | Marian Root | 480-484-6517

Sarah Barela began her career in education in 2001 with the Peoria Unified School District, PUSD. While employed for PUSD she worked at Sunrise Mountain High School and Liberty High School as an English teacher. She left the classroom in 2015 to become a curriculum and instruction coach for Peoria High School and its feeder schools then moved to Cactus High School and its feeder schools. In the fall of 2016 she was hired by Scottsdale Unified School District as an assistant principal over student services at Saguaro High School. Now entering her 16th year in education, she is currently the assistant principal over educational services at Chaparral High School. She is a native to Arizona graduating from Northern Arizona University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a BA in secondary education English with a minor in speech communication. Her guiding principle for leadership is to remain student-focused and ensure that we are always doing what is best for our learners.

Assistant Principal, Athletic Director

Phone: 480-484-6509


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Dan Bode

Administrative Support Assistant | Bertha Muniz | 480-484-6506

Dan is coming to us from Orange County, California where he has been involved in the high school, and district office administration for the past 14 years. He did his undergraduate work at Cal State Long Beach, and received his Master in Education from Cal State Fullerton. He is excited to join the Firebird team, and looks forward to a great year!

CHS Athletics Webpage

Assistant Principal, Student Services - Testing

Phone: 480-484-6508


Degrees and Certifications:

Assistant Principal Benjamin Englander

Administrative Support Assistant | Peter Heikka | 480-484-6513

Mr. Englander started his teaching career in the Peoria Unified School District, teaching different levels of high school science. In his current role, Mr. Englander oversees the science and art departments and supports the freshman class. He also oversees student activities and testing. Mr. Englander received his Bachelors of Arts in Molecular Biology at Willamette University and his Master’s degree in Education Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

Assistant Principal, Special Services - Attendance

Phone: 480-484-6514


Degrees and Certifications:

Assistant Principal Joshua Pantier

Administrative Support Assistant | Peter Heikka | 480-484-6513

Mr. Pantier is one of the of the proud assistant principals of Chaparral High School. Before coming to Chaparral, he was a math teacher in SUSD for 17 years, teaching all levels of math from Algebra through AP Calculus and Dual Enrollment courses. In his current role, Mr. Pantier oversees discipline for the sophomore class and coordinates college, state, and district testing. Mr. Pantier obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education - Math from Arizona State University and went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona State University.

  • Chaparral Firebirds

    Principal:  Todd Dreifort
    Assistant Principals:  Sarah Barela, Joshua Pantier, Benjamin Englander
    Assistant Principal/Athletic Director:  Dan Bode
    Address: 6935 E. Gold Dust Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
    Phone: 480-484-6500
    Fax: 480-484-6501
    Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm 
    Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
    Colors: Scarlet Red and Gold
    Mascot: Firebird
    Year Opened: 1972

APT Information

  • CHAPTS Information

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Site Council

  • ASITE Meeting Dates for 2019-2020

    (All dates are on a Wednesday from 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)
    August 21, 2019
    September 18, 2019
    October 16, 2019
    November 20, 2019
    December 18, 2019
    January 15, 2020
    February 19, 2020
    March 18, 2020
    April 15, 2020
    May 13, 2020

    2019-20 ASITE Members

    Todd Dreifort, Principal
    Priscilla Traynor, Principal's Secretary
    Elizabeth Moshofsky, Teacher
    Steve Geislinger, Teacher
    Dave Isenberg, Teacher
    Katie Kunitzer, Guidance Counselor
    Allison Barkley, Parent
    Mike Verlardi, Parent
    Sandy Apodaca, Parent
    Michelle Carr, Parent
    Karen Pear, Treasurer/Community Member

    2019-20 ASITE Meeting Agenda and Minutes
    August 21, 2019 Agenda and Minutes
    September 18, 2019 Agenda and Minutes
    October 16, 2019 Agenda and Minutes
    November 20, 2019 Agenda and Minutes
    December 18, 2019 Agenda and Minutes


    2017-18 ASITE Council Bylaws - Chaparral HS