DEBRA CALLIESDebra Callies
Direct Instruction - Science
Grades 9 - 12 (Both day and evening classes)
 
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) 
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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.
 
MARY DEL NEROMary Del Nero
Direct Instruction - Art
Grades 6 - 12
 
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. 
    
JOAN HASENOHRLJoan Hasenohrl
English Language Development (ELD) and
both Online and Teacher Directed English
Grades 9-12
 
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
Online English 
Grades 9 - 12
 
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 KNIGHTShannon Knight
Direct Instruction - Men's and Women's Individual Sports
Night High School
Grades 9-12
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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. 
 
RYAN MCKOWN
Direct Instruction - Social Studies 
Night High School
Grades 9-12
 
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
 
Ms. Milburn will be teaching high school math for grades 9-12. We would like everyone to welcome her to the Sweetwater community. 
                                                                                                                                                    
JORJANN MILLER
Direct Instruction - English and Social Studies
Grades 6-8
 
Mrs. Miller has been a teacher in the PV District for 18 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and her master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. Her passion lies in empowering and assisting students toward reaching their full potential. When not teaching, Mrs. Miller enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cheering on her favorite sports teams -- the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, and Phoenix Suns.
 
KAYLEN MILLERKaylen Miller
Direct Instruction - Math & Science

Grades 6-8
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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.
 
REX MORRISON
Direct Instruction - Math
Grades 9-12
 
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. 
 
MARY MURPHY-TICK
Direct Instruction - English 
Night High School
Grades 9-12 
 
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 REEDJon Reed
Direct Instruction - Social Studies
Grades 9 - 12
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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.
 
ERIC ROSENBERG
Online Social Studies
Grades 9 - 12
 
Sweetwater would like to welcome Mr. Rosenberg as our new online social studies teacher.  
 
ERIC WEIDEMANN
Lifetime Sports 
Grades 6 - 12 
 
This year Sweetwater is offering Lifetime Sports to our students and we are pleased to have Mr. Weidemann join our school.  
 
DOROTHY WESTREICHDorothy Westreich
Teacher Directed - English 
Grades 9 - 12
 
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 WOLDShannon Wold
Online Science
Grades 9 - 12
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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.
 
JOSHUA YOON
Student Support 
Grades 9 - 12
 
This is Mr. Yoon's third year in the Paradise Valley School District. He has taught classes both in our district and in Seattle, Washington. He enjoys watching students grow in their academics. Mr. Yoon was born in South Korea and he is fluent in both English and Korean. He enjoys playing musical instruments such as drums, guitar, and piano. He really enjoys playing golf whenever he gets a chance but his favorite sport is basketball.