The Peoria Unified School District governing board has approved several administrative appointments and elementary principals for the upcoming school year.
The following were appointed principal: Rebecca Slater (Cheyenne Elementary School); Mark Stutesman (Frontier Elementary) and Lisa Reese (Paseo Verde Elementary). Laurie Little was named director of federal programs.
Dale Shough, who will soon leave his post as Cheyenne principal, will be the new executive director for elementary education.
Shough will replace Shawn Duguid, who was appointed as the district’s chief operations, safety and risk management officer. Shough has been with the district since 1996, and has served as a teacher, curriculum specialist and assistant principal. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from NAU.
Slater has served in the roles of teacher and assistant principal within Peoria Unified School District since 2006.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and a master’s degree in administration and leadership, both from ASU.
Little will replace Angela Gomez as director of federal programs. Gomez, in turn, will assume an assistant principal role at a school site.
She has been with Peoria Unified since 2001, having served as principal of Desert Harbor Elementary and assistant principal of Sundance Elementary.
She has a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in educational leadership from NAU.
Little most recently served as the principal at Frontier Elementary, where she has been since 2014.
That position will be filled by Stutesman, a Peoria Unified employee since 1989. He has served as a teacher at Cotton Boll Elementary, and assistant principal.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from ASU as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in elementary education.
Continuing his education, he earned a master’s degree in 1996 and an administrative endorsement in 2005.
Stutesman will leave behind his position as principal of Paseo Verde Elementary. He has been in that role since 2016.
Reese, the school’s assistant principal since 2014, will take his role. She has served in previous roles of teacher, achievement advisor and principal within other districts.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership and counseling/human relations , all from NAU.