PATRICK BZDAKPatrick Bzdak
    Direct Instruction - Career and Technical Education  
    Grades 6 - 12 
    Email address:  pbzdak@pvlearners.net 
    Mr. Bzdak holds an Arizona state certificate in K-12 Career and Technical Education with 20 years of CAD experience, 12 of which were in various drafting disciplines such as Architectural, electrical, pool/landscape, and facilities. Having spent over five years teaching AutoCAD in the classroom alongside a wide variety of drafting related subjects such as residential & commercial architectural, electrical, civil, LISP, 3D has provided him with the opportunities to teach using a wide range of drafting and engineering programs.  He has worked with several different versions of AutoCAD software beginning with Release 10 in 1987 up to AutoCAD 2017 for Mac.  He also has experience teaching AutoCAD Lite, ShastaCAD, MEP, Map 3D, Civil 3D, as well as other CAD software such as Revit, Argos, Sketch-up, and CADAM.
    DEBRA CALLIESDebbie Callies
    Direct Instruction - Science
    Grades 9 - 12 (Both day and evening classes)
    Email address:  decallies@pvlearners.net 
    Ms. Callies brings over twenty years of experience working with a diverse range of students.  She earned both her BS in education and MAED in educational technology from Ottawa University.  Her hobbies are exploring nature, photography, and free lance writing.  She is the proud mother of four children.  
    JAMES DAVISJames Davis
    Direct Instruction - Mathematic

    Grades 9 - 12 (Both day and evening classes) 
    Email address: jadavis@pvlearners.net

    Mr. Davis graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Education. Math classes are not about memorizing formulas but about problem solving. Mr. Davis encourages his students to think for themselves, to persevere, and develop solutions based on their own knowledge and experiences. When not in class, Mr. Davis is always encouraging students to be physically active. He currently trains for half marathons to reach his goal of finishing one race in each state.


    NATHAN DAVISNathan Davis    
    Direct Instruction - English and Social Studies
    Grades 6 - 8
    Email address:  nadavis@pvlearners.net
    Sweetwater welcomes Mr. Nathan Davis to our middle school.  We are excited to have him as part of our team!  Welcome, Mr. Davis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    MARY DEL NERO  Mary Del Nero   
    Direct Instruction - Art
    Grades 6 - 12
    Email address:  madelnero@pvlearners.net
    Ms. Del Nero is a native of Arizona receiving her Bachelors of Science from the University of Arizona.  Her passion for teaching began volunteering as a teacher (docent) at the contemporary museum in Los Angeles.  This changed her course in life as a designer in L.A. to continue her education and receive a Master's degree in Education from Arizona State University.  She has been teaching for twenty years.  She lives in Phoenix with her husband, who is also an artist, and continues to do commissions in ceramics from her home studio. 
    Online Instruction - Social Studies
    Grades 9 - 12
    Email address:  wguymon@pvlearners.net
    We are excited to welcome to Mr. Guymon to our school community.  Welcome, Mr. Guymon. 
    Direct Instruction - English Language Development (ELD) & Joan Hasenohrl
    Computer Based Learning (CBL) - English
    Grades 9-12
    Email address:  jhasenohrl@pvlearners.net
    Ms. Hasenohrl has been a high school English teacher for 15 years, most recently on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Her excitement for teaching began while working as a computer trainer at Mayo Clinic, deciding at that time to pursue her first love--English. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and her master's degree from the University of Phoenix. Some of her interests include learning foreign languages, playing sports, and hiking.
    JOANNE KANTERJoanne Kanter
    Computer Based Learning (CBL) - English 
    Grades 9 - 12
    Email address:  jkanter@pvlearners.net
    Ms. Kanter graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelor's of Science in Tourism and Commercial Recreation. She earned her teaching certificate from the University of Phoenix and her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from ASU. She has been a teacher for sixteen years; teaching both English and social studies. Ms. Kanter has taught at Greenway Middle School, Pinnacle and Sweetwater High Schools and Arizona State University. Ms. Kanter is married and has one son who is a senior at the University of New Orleans. Her hobbies include hiking and biking with friends.
    SHANNON KNIGHT  Shannon Knight
    Direct Instruction - Men's and Women's Individual Sports
    Night High School
    Grades 9-12
    Email address:  sknight@pvschools.net
    Ms. Knight teachers both Men's and Women's Individual Sports classes in the evening.  During the day she is teaching physical education classes to elementary school students. 
    Direct Instruction - Social Studies 
    Night High School
    Grades 9-12
    Email:  rmckown@pvlearners.net   
    Mr. McKown teaches our social studies classes in the evening.  He is on staff at Shadow Mountain HS as a social studies teacher during the day.   
    VERONICA MILBURNVeronica Milburn
    Direct Instruction - Math
    Grades 9 - 12
    Email address:  vmilburn@pvlearners.net
    Ms. Milburn will be teaching high school math for grades 9-12.  We would like everyone to welcome her to the Sweetwater community. 
    KAYLEN MILLERKaylen Miller
    Direct Instruction - Math & Science

    Grades 6-8
    Email address: kaymiller@pvlearners.net

    Ms. Miller was born in Australia where she worked with at-risk teens before she moved to the United States in 2007. She graduated from Paradise Valley Community College where she received the Golden Puma Award and received a scholarship to Arizona State University as a member of the All U.S.A. Academic Team. After receiving her Bachelors of Arts in Education, she started teaching math and science as a middle school teacher. She as been in the Paradise Valley Unified School District since 2010. Ms. Miller enjoys traveling and spending time with her dogs Newton and Stanley.
    Direct Instruction - Math
    Grades 9-12
    Email address:  rmorrison@pvlearners.net
    This is Mr. Morrison's 29th year of teaching, 15th in the PVUSD. He has a bachelor and two master degrees from Northern Arizona University.  Mr. Morrison is married and has two sons 14 and 23 years respectively. He has a lifelong passion for both playing and coaching sports.   He is currently, the manager and short stop of the Arizona Alpha Dawgz, an elite senior softball team. For exercise he enjoys hiking Camelback, Squaw Peak, or the McDowell Mountain Range 3 to 4 times a week. As an avid fan of the TV show Survivor, his wife has been encouraging him to audition for a spot on the island...who knows...maybe one day. 
    Direct Instruction - English 
    Night High School
    Grades 9-12 
    Email address:  mmurphytick@pvlearners.net
    Ms. Murphy-Tick teaches night English classes at Sweetwater CS.  During the day she is on staff at North Canyon HS where she also teaches English.   

    JON REED Jon Reed
    Direct Instruction - Social Studies
    Grades 9 - 12
    Email address: joreed@pvlearners.net

    Mr. Reed has been a social studies teacher since the 2010/2011 school year. He received his Bachelor's degree from Ohio
    State University and is a native of the Buckeye state. He is married and has two children who attend Paradise Valley Unified School District schools. He has been an Arizona resident since 2000. Mr. Reed enjoys spending time with his family, attending church events, travel and anything history related.
    Direct Instruction - Reference Skills
    Grades 9 - 12
    Email address: jenstone@pvleaners.net
    Jenn Stone is a native of Arizona and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in Elementary and Special Education.  This is her seventh year teaching and her first year at Sweetwater Community School.  She has taught elementary, middle and high school special education as well as high school Spanish.
    DOROTHY WESTREICHDorothy Westreich
    Teacher Directed - English 
    Grades 9 - 12
    Email:  dwestreich@pvlearners.net 
    Ms. Westreich has been an educator for most of her life and feels passionate about literature and the joys inherent in writing.  She has taught in a Montessori preschool, was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, and a high school teacher in both New York and New Jersey. 
    SHANNON WOLD   Shannon Wold                                   
    Computer Based Learning (CBL) - Science
    Grades 9 - 12
    Email: swold@pvlearners.net

    Ms. Wold has lived in Phoenix her entire life and attended NAU where she dual majored in Marketing and Management and received her Master's degree in Educational Leadership.  For ten years she taught 8th grade science in the Washington School District, then moved to North Canyon High School where she taught Earth sciences.