Ian Deonise Paradise Valley High School PrincipalOriginally from Ohio, I moved to Arizona in 1973. I grew up and attended school in the PVUSD community. I received both my B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from Northern Arizona University. GO JACKS! My teaching career started in 1992 in Fountain Hills, AZ where I taught middle school social studies for twelve years. During this time I also coached football and wrestling at the high school level. I came back to PVUSD in 2004 to be the Assistant Principal at Shea Middle School. In January of 2006, I became the Assistant Principal for Instructional Services at Shadow Mountain High School.

In July of 2008, I was fortunate to become the Principal of Mountain Trail Middle School where I spent five successful years before coming to Paradise Valley High School. I enjoy spending time with my family and experiencing the outdoors. I am honored and excited to be the principal of Paradise Valley High School. We are fortunate to have wonderful students, excellent staff members and time-honored traditions at PV.

I am proud to be a member of this community and look forward to guiding our school towards continued success. Our administrative team is committed to providing the best possible environment for teaching and learning. We want our students to feel safe, known, and cared for, and we work hard to ensure that such an atmosphere exists, beginning with our P.R.I.D.E. motto which was developed by PV students, teachers, and staff. We proudly provide a comprehensive high school experience and encourage our students to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Whether sports, fine arts, clubs, or service organizations, PV has much to offer outside of the academic rigor of the classroom.

Please encourage your students to take full advantage of their time here and help them find something to broaden their connection to school.


Ian Deonise

Principal, PVHS

"Work hard. Be nice to people."

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