Welcome to Coronado High School

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 Principal Amy Palatucci

Phone: 480-484-6810

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Principal Amy Palatucci

Administrative Support Coordinator | Krista Demetrulias 480-484-6802

I have been working in the field of education since 2005, and I have been with SUSD since 2011. Before my current role as Principal of Coronado, I was a Special Education teacher and Department Chair at Chaparral High School. I have also served as Summer School Principal for SUSD. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I also have a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. In my spare time, I love to read, watch movies, and travel. My favorite musical artist is Sarah Brightman. I got into education because one teacher believed in me. If I were a quote, it would be “I hope you believe in yourself as much as I believe in you."

 Assistant Principal / Educational Services Melinda Splitek

Phone: 480-484-6830

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Assistant Principal / Educational Services Melinda Splitek

My career in education began in 2009 after graduating from Arizona State University with a BA in Secondary Education and English. I also completed my Masters in Educational Leadership at Arizona State University in 2015. After spending 8 years teaching high school English, I transitioned into an administrator role at Coronado High School. I am passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and believe that it is never too late to make a positive change in your life and chase your dreams. I am an avid reader who also loves running and cycling.

 Assistant Principal / Student Activites Joseph Olney

Phone: 480-484-6806

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Assistant Principal / Student Activites Joseph Olney

I graduated from ASU in 2000 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Global Business. My first career started at Charles Schwab as a stockbroker. Following September 11, 2001 I decided to change career paths. In 2004, I started my teaching career as a math teacher at Chaparral High School. In 2014 I earned my National Board certification in Mathematics and was awarded the Scottsdale Charros Teacher of the Year for Chaparral HS. In 2016 I completed my Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University and was awarded teacher of the year at Chaparral HS by the student body. I am currently working on my 3rd year as the Assistant Principal of Student Activities at Coronado and 4th year as the SUSD Summer School Principal. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, and I enjoy anything to do with astronomy and the outdoors.

 Assistant Principal / Athletic Director Tony Miller

Phone: 480-484-6804

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Assistant Principal / Athletic Director Tony Miller

This is my second year at Coronado High School, and my 15th year in education. This year will mark my 6th year in administration, and I love being an Athletic Director. I have a Masters in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University, and I hold numerous certifications in athletic administration/coaching. Besides my career in education, I have also served as a director for the Special Olympics, I was the president of National Youth Sports for two years, and I was a coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks for a decade in their academy.

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    Principal: Amy Palatucci
    Assistant Principals:  Melinda Splitek, Joseph Olney
    Assistant Principal/Athletic Director:  Tony Miller
    Address: 7501 E. Virginia Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85257
    Phone: 480-484-6800
    Fax: 480-484-6801
    Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    School Hours: 7:45am - 2:33pm 
    Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
    Colors: Scarlet Red and Navy Blue
    Mascot: Coronado Don
    Year Opened: 1961

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