Welcome to Coronado High School

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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."

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.

Phone: 480-484-6806

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Assistant Principal / Student Activities 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.

Phone: 480-484-6804

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Assistant Principal / Athletic Director Robert Villa

I have had the opportunity to spend the last 24 years in education as a math teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. I have worked at schools throughout the valley from Maryvale to Gilbert. I was the first college graduate in my extended family and graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education – Mathematics. I later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. I was born and raised in Arizona and am proud to be a native Arizonan. I have played many sports over the years including football, basketball, and sand volleyball. I am a die-hard Sun Devil fan and regularly attend football and basketball games whenever possible. I have been married since 2002 and have three incredible children. We all enjoy traveling, going to the movies, and attending sporting events together. I am also passionate about the arts and especially appreciate music. My favorite bands range from Depeche Mode to Foster the people and I will often travel to see them live. I value building relationships with students and colleagues and am proud to be a Don.

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

     

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