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 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 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 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.
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