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Arcadia Administration

Todd Stevens

Position |  Principal
Phone | 480-484-6310
Email | tstevens@susd.org
Administrative Support Coordinator | Keri Blaker | 480-484-6302


Todd Stevens is entering his 20th school year as an educator and brings to SUSD 7 years of administrative experience. Prior to joining the Arcadia staff, Mr. Stevens served for 4 years as the Principal of Madison Park Middle school following a 3 year stint as the Assistant Principal of Madison Meadows. Todd spent a total of 11 years in the classroom including 7 years as a high school teacher for mathematics, social studies, and a year as a guidance counselor. Mr. Stevens obtained his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership form Jones International University.

John Andrews

Position |  Assistant Principal of Educational Services
Phone | 480-484-6303
Email | jandrews@susd.org
Administrative Support Technician  | Lisa Richards  | 480-484-6337


John Andrews is excited to be starting his 5th year working with a fabulous team of administrators, teachers, counselors, and support staff at Arcadia High School. This will be John’s 18th year in education—his 10th in SUSD.

John began his tenure at SUSD as a Guidance Counselor at Desert Mountain High School when he and his wife decided to make Arizona their home in 2008. Before joining SUSD, John worked as a Guidance Counselor in Massachusetts and Texas, and was a Special Education teacher in Texas as well as a teacher of at-risk youth in Cincinnati, OH.

Throughout John’s diverse professional experiences in education, he has maintained a passion for connecting with students, making a difference in their lives, and helping all school stakeholders feel valued.

Born and raised in Texas, John is a proud Texan. He attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. He also holds a Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas and a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University. John is also a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. John likes to spend his time outside of school with his wife, also an educator, and their first grade son and preschool age daughter.

Cher Fesenmaier

Position |  Assistant Principal  & Athletic Director
Phone | 480-484-6313
Email | cfesenmaier@susd.org
Administrative Support Technician | Toni Burdette | 480-484-6320


Cher Fesenmaier has been an educator since 2000 starting her career in Northern Nevada where she spent 2 years as an Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher.  In 2002, Ms. Fesenmaier moved to Arizona and has been in Scottsdale Unified School District for the past 15 years.  Ms. Fesenmaier was a Biology and AP Biology Teacher at Desert Mountain High School for 12 years until she came to Arcadia High School as an Assistant Principal at Arcadia in 2014.  Ms. Fesenmaier became the Athletic Director at Arcadia in 2016.  Ms. Fesenmaier has a true passion for sports, especially since she has been an Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer since 1995.  Ms. Fesenmaier has a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences (University of Nevada), a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education (Sierra Nevada College), and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration (Grand Canyon University).

Amy Palatucci

Position |  Assistant Principal of Student Services
Phone | 480-484-6323
Email | apalatucci@susd.org
Administrative Support Technician | Jackie Fraser | 480-484-6321


Amy Palatucci has been working in the field of Education since 2005. She has been with the Scottsdale Unified School District since 2011. Previously, Ms. Palatucci was a Special Education teacher and Department Chair at Chaparral High school. She has also served as Scottsdale Unified School District’s Summer School Principal since 2016. Ms. Palatucci has a Bachelor Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Palatucci has a Master Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Arcadia Teachers & Staff

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Name Phone Extension Title
Nicole Christensen 5201 Speech Pathologist
Rick Dwyer 6326 Psychologist
Tricia Hartenfeld 6311 Nurse
Marta Kreutzberg 6308 Native American Specialist
Sonia Otero-Hanley 6308 Community Specialist
Mike Rogers 6312 SRO Officer
Guidance Department Phone Extension Title
Nancy DiCarlo 6314 Guidance Coordinator
Kathleen Gerken TBD Counselor
Kelley Ender 6318 Counselor
Sonya Kim 6319 Counselor
Patricia LaCorte 6317 Counselor
Brian Whiting 6316 Counselor
Support Services Phone Extension Title
Jeri Eshelman 6309 Lead Security Officer
Penny Kelley 6315 Lead Facility Coordinator
Eric Magnuson 6307 Lead Cafeteria Manager
Support Staff Phone Extension Title
Terry Blaker 6412 Athletic Equipment Coordinator
Vianey Garcia 6306 REGISTRAR (Enrollment/Withdrawals & Transcripts)
Susan Metzler 6364 College & Career Center
Rachel Segal 6304 ATTENDANCE Coordinator
Ann Stevens 6374 Athletic Trainer
Kristin Thomas 6365 Student Bookstore
Educational Services - Teacher Assignment
Name   Title
Dianna Cure   Advertising Art
Richard Fairchild   Theatre I, II, III, ADV / Tech Theatre I, II, III
Eric Luse   Film & TV, Filmmaking, Film Production
Richard Maxwell   CMAS 
Ann Stevens   Intro to Sports Med., ADV Sports Med.
Name   Title
Jeff Carpenter   Credit Recovery
Richard Kronenfeld   eLearning
Shawn Huffman 6322 Teacher - Librarian
Name   Title
Judith Allen   English II, III
Darin Beracy   English I, IH
Peter Green   English I, II
Matthew Hankins   English I, IV
Jean Leiphart   English IV
Kim Mayorga   AP Lit, AP LAng
Dave Peterson   English IH
Stacey Shcolnik   English IIH, 101, 102
Andrea Stark   English IIH, AP Lang
Debra Sutton   English I, III
Kelsey Tomlinson   English IIH, III, IV
Jason Walsh   English II, III
Name   Title
Richard Fairchild   Theatre I, II, III, ADV / Tech Teatre I, II, III
Jan Gardner   Marching Band, Jazz, Percussion, Band, Orchestra, Piano
Richard Heineman   Studio Art I, 3D Art II, III, IIIH, IV, AP IV
Nissa Kubly   Studio Art I, Photo II, III, IIIH
Tracy Puddy   Dance I, II, II, IV, Dance Co.
Cira Riccio   Studio Art I, Darwing & Painting II, III, IIIH, IV, V
Name   Title
Lisa Berkson   Japanese I, II, III, IVH
Zosha Darnell   Spanish I, II
Anne Marie DeFrain   Spanish IIIH (Dual Enrollment)
Thomas Gabriele   Spanish II, IVH, V AP
Claudina Garcia Villalobos   Spanish I, French II, IIH, IV
Martina Horton   Spanish I, II
Nan Mang   Mandarin I, II, IIIH, IV
Diane Waters   Spanish I, French I, II
Judith Zubia   Spanish II, Sp. Heritage II
Name   Title
Sarah Boustila   Algebra I, II, IIH, Trig Pre Cal
Jacquelyn Bunker   Algebra II, Geometry
Adrian Chang   Algebra I, II, Geometry
Jennifer Dukelow   Trig Pre Cal H, Calc III, Calc BC/AP
Jason Foster   Algebra I, Int Math
Angie Lisa   Algebra I, II, Geometry
Ives Machiz   Personal Finance, AP Statistics
Greg Neely   Algebra II w/Trig, Geometry
Anna Patterson   Calc AB/AP, Geo Trig H, College Career
MaryBeth Roden   Algebra I
Michael Topczewski   Algebra II, IIH, Trig Pre Cal
Nathalie Vitale   Geometry, Geo/Trig H
Ryne Mauck   Algebra I, Int Math 
Name   Title
Lenny Abt   Basketball, Intro PE Girls, Badminton, Intro P.E. Coed
Jeff Carpenter   Intro P.E. Coed, Intro P.E. Boys
Troy Gerlach   Resistance Training, Baseball
Brittany Kohnke   Intro P.E. Girls, Badminton, Intro P.E. Coed
B.J. Pasquel   Intro P.E. Boys, Soccer, Badminton, Intro P.E. Coed
Tony Stillings   Intro P.E. Coed, UC Football
Name   Title
Angie Berk   Biology IH, Physics I, H
Eric Bodznick  
Lori Christensen   Biology I, Zoology, Botany
Jim Cox   Chemistry IH, IIAP
Carol Culbertson (Tichio)   Oceanography, Astronomy
David Lowenstein   Biology I
Jon Martens   Chemistry I, IH
Erica McClurg   Earth Science, Chemistry II AP
Jennifer Might   Biology I, Earth Science, H
Caitlin Munn   Zoology, Botany, StuGo/Bo, Biology IH
Clifford Nafrada   Biology I, AP Biology II, HPA H
Name   Title
Katie Assali   WH/WG
Darcy Brodison   Econ. /Gov., Psychology AP
Clayton Guy   Econ./Gov., Macro AP, Gov. AP 
Elizabeth Halverson   Intro Psych., Intro Soc., WH/WG
Christopher Kelley   WH/WG, AP World History
Jeff King   AM/AZ History, AP
Shannon Paloma   Gov., Econ.
Christine Thiele   AM/AZ History, Yearbook I, II
Jim Wisniewski   AM/AZ History
Special Education - LRC
Name   Title
Katharine Campbell   Team - English I
Nancy Dalrymple   Team - Gov./Econ., Earth Science
Stephen Danford   Team - English III, Finance Math
Lisa Foppe   Team - Bio., Int. Math
Jeanne Yeager   Team - Eng. IV, Geo
Deborah Moody   Para-Educator
Special Services - ALC
Name   Title
Anthony Cirelli   Functional Social Studies
Paula Still   Team - AM/AZ Hist, Eng IV, Functional Math, English, Career
Xitali Lopez   Para-Educator
Gina Hayes   Para-Educator
Special Services - ELD   Title
Dena Tufarelli   Grammar I, II, III, Vocabulary I, II, II

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School Information

Principal: Todd Stevens
Assistant Principals:  John Andrews, Amy Palatucci
Athletic Director:  Cher Fesenmaier
Address: 4703 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 480-484-6300
Fax: 480-484-6301
Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm 
Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
Colors: Scarlet Red and Royal Blue
Mascot: Titans
Year Opened: 1959

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August (No Meeting)
September 19 APPROVED
October 19 APPROVED
November 21 APPROVED
December (No Meeting)
January 16 APPROVED
February 21 APPROVED (March 1st)
April 17 Pending
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