Pinnacle Peak Preparatory School Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Pinnacle Peak Preparatory School.  We are the only K-8 school in the Paradise Valley Unified School District and we offer a seamless learning experience for students in those grades.  We are proud of the long history of teachers, parents, students, community members, and support staff working together to continuously improve our premier learning environment.

I have 34 years of experience in public education, starting as a substitute teacher in 1985 and then teaching high school and middle school for nine years.  I was an assistant principal at Desert Shadows Middle School, principal at Vista Verde Middle School, principal at Fountain Hills High School, and principal at Sonoran Sky Elementary.  I served as assistant superintendent for instructional support - secondary from 2009 through 2015 in PVUSD and as superintendent of the Fountain Hills Unified School District from 2015 through June of 2018, at which time I retired.  Fast-forward 13 months and I am thrilled and honored to be here leading this tremendous staff as we continue to help our students "Soar Like Eagles."

Kind Regards,

Patrick Sweeney, Ed.D.

You can reach me by email here.

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