Career and Technical Education

    Shawna Bernard,, is currently teaching Future Teachers Academy, Advanced Future Teachers Academy, Media Productions, and Advanced/Intermediate Media Productions. She also the sponsor for the MRHS Chapter of FEA (Future Educator's Association). She has taught various computer science and business courses along with teaching at Rio Salado's CIS105 courses. Ms. Bernard taught several dual enrollment courses with Rio Salado as well. She has been teaching for 18 years (16 years at Mountain Ridge) and enjoys being a Career and Technical Education instructor very much. "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

    Michelle Coots
    Michelle Coots, began teaching for the Deer Valley Unified School District in 2006. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Education degree in Career and Technical Education from Northern Arizona University. Her certifications include Standard Secondary Education: 7-12 Business and Economics and Standard Career and Technical Education: Business and Marketing. Mrs. Coots serves the Deer Valley Online Learning Program as the instructor for Accounting and Free Enterprise.  "The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born." - Warren Bennis
    Teacher Jayme Fitzpatrick
    Jayme Fitzpatrick,, has been working in CTE in DVUSD since 2005 . She earned a Master’s in CTE from NAU and a B.S. in Business Management from SUNY at Stony Brook. Prior to becoming CTE Coordinator, she taught Business and Marketing at Deer Valley HS for several years. She also teaches online courses for Rio Salado college.. Mrs. Fitzpatrick’s business experience includes entrepreneurship, and 11 yrs in the private sector working international and small business environments. Jayme has recently participated in the New York Stock Exchange fellowship program for educators, the Wharton School of Business Financial Literacy program for teachers & administrators and the West-MEC Industry Update program to stay current with needs and demand of business and industry. Mrs. Fitzpatrick is passionate about preparing DVUSD students for tomorrow’s careers by providing real-world industry based experiences with state of the art technology and equipment in each and every CTE classroom. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs
    Amber Gloria 
    Amber Gloria,, is an alumni of Deer Valley High School. She bring 15 years of real estate industry experience. Student success and significance is her mission statement.
     Courtney Hundley
    Courtney Hundleycourtney.hundley@dvusd, teaches Early Childhood Education and Advanced Early Childhood Education at Boulder Creek High School. She is also the advisor for Educators Rising and the CTE Internship Coordinator at Boulder Creek. She has degrees in Child Development, Business Administration, and a Master's in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Health, Sociology, and Online Teaching. She brings 8 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education into the classroom. "Teaching is the art of assisting discovery." -Mark Van Doren
      Deb Kidwell  
    Deb Kidwell,, teaches Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship at Barry Goldwater High School while also serving as Internship Coordinator for all the Career and Technical courses at the school. After an extensive career in Hotel and Lodging, Deb ran her own business for more than 6 years. She served clients in sales training, strategic planning, management coaching, and human resource support. After years of travel and service to adults, she returned to college and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from ASU West in Secondary Education and Business Education. She is fully certified to teach business courses as well as Economics. "Today's experiences and learning prepare you for tomorrow." - Unknown
     Debbie Debbie Moore,, is a teacher on assignment at Mountain Ridge High School teaching marketing and graphic design.  She helped found the Marketing program and was 1st to teach the Advance Marketing and Sports Marketing classes at R. Kellis High School.  She has spent years coaching track and volleyball winning 5 Coach of the Year Awards. Currently, she coaches a boys’ volleyball program at Kellis High School and a National Travel team. She wants to make a difference in the lives of her students today and in their future. "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confucius