Meet Our Administrators


    Mrs. Cassie Hauck - Principal

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    Hello Sunset Ridge Families, Staff, and Community Members,

    My name is Cassie Hauck, and I am so proud to be named the new Principal of Sunset Ridge School. I have already had the pleasure of meeting many of you, and look forward to working with such a fantastic staff, great students, and a supportive community. It's going to be a great year!

    Let me begin by sharing a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon where I attended the University of Oregon for both my undergraduate and graduate studies. It was there that I earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education with additional endorsements in Special Education, Early Childhood, and English Second to another Language. I spent the first eleven years of my career teaching a variety of grades third-sixth in both Oregon and Arizona schools. Nine of those years were spent here in the Deer Valley School District. In 2012, I left the classroom to become an Instructional Coach to support instruction and continuous improvement efforts at a Deer Valley Title I school. In 2015, I received an Assistant Principal position in a neighboring district, and have been working in this role ever since. I am thrilled to be returning to the Deer Valley family and look forward to serving the Sunset Ridge school community.

    I love spending time with my husband, 12-year-old daughter, and our sweet Black Lab, Bailey. As a family, we love exploring new places through travel and adventure! I am also a runner at heart, and love to be outdoors any chance I can get.

    I look forward to learning more about the celebrations and traditions of Sunset Ridge School as we build relationships together, and cannot wait to kick off the 2018-19 school year! Have a wonderful and safe summer vacation.



    Cassie Hauck


    Mrs. Theresa Milks - Assistant Principal


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    Hello Sunset Ridge Family, Staff & Community,

    I am so excited to be the new Assistant Principal of Sunset Ridge!

    A little about me, I’m a Deer Valley girl. I attended Deer Valley schools as a student and have been teaching in Deer Valley for 13 years!

    My career began in DVUSD teaching 1st, 4th and 5th grade. In 2013 I left the classroom to become an Academic Facilitator, collaborating with teachers on continuous improvement efforts on a variety of campuses throughout the district. In 2014 I accepted a position at Constitution School as their Instructional Coach, supporting all teachers with curriculum and instruction. In 2016 I received the Teacher on Assignment position at Constitution and will be leaving this role to join Sunset Ridge.

    I graduated from ASU, Go Devils. My husband is from Nebraska which by default makes me a Husker fan as well, Go Big Red! We have 3 kids (ages 2, 4, 7) who keep me very busy in my free time. We love traveling and exploring new places. Currently our favorite places to visit are the California beaches or making memories at Disneyland!

    I am privileged to be a part of an outstanding school community and I look forward to a rewarding and successful year.


    Warmest Regards,

    Theresa Milks