Amber is so excited to join the Gavilan Peak Firebird family as the school nurse! Amber grew up in the Deer Valley Unified School District, starting out at New River Elementary, continuing to Deer Valley Middle School, and ending at Barry Goldwater High School ('94). In high school Amber was bitten by the singing/acting bug, thus she would go on to attend Missouri Valley College to pursue a BA in Musical Theatre. From there, she would join the management team as a performer and costume designer at the Astor's Beechwood Mansion and Living History Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. After retiring her Victorian dancing shoes, Amber decided to complete her Master's degree in Elementary Education at Rhode Island College. Though she loved New England, Amber longed to return home to Arizona to be close to family and friends. So, she moved back across the country and taught 5/6 grade science at Paramount Academy in Peoria for three years....before deciding to switch gears once again by earning her nursing degree in 2012.

          Since becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) Amber has worked at Phoenix Children's Hospital specializing in GI/GU/medsurg and pediatric diabetes. Through pediatric nursing, and now becoming a part of the Gavilan Peak School staff, she has been able to combine her love for science, education, and helping others. Amber has lived in the New River/Anthem community since 2016 and her son has been attending GP since he was 3, so Amber has a special place in her heart for Gavilan Peak School and its surrounding community!

    If you need to communicate with Amber, please feel free to call or email any time... (623) 445-7410  or  amber.petculescu@dvusd.org  Doctor's notes or test results can be faxed to  (623) 445-7480