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
    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

     Tifney Kereny


    Tifney Kereny,, Hello and welcome to my website, I am a CTE instructor that currently teaches Media Production, Marketing, InfoTech and I am also the Intership Coordinator at Sandra Day O Connor High School.

    I graduated from ASU with a Global Finance degree and a minor in Marketing. When I finished school, I started an Ad Agency here in Phoenix and have loved being in marketing, web design and media production all these years. While running the agency I have had many interns and have had the pleasure of teaching them various aspects of the business. It was through this experience that I decided I would really enjoy teaching so I became a certified instructor for the CTE program here in the Deer Valley Unified School District. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and helping students learn and become our next generation of  business professionals.

     Tiffany Kurtz


    Tiffany Kurtz,, This is my first year teaching for DVOLP, but I have been teaching in the district for 4 years at Sandra Day O'Connor High School and I am also adjunct faculty for Rio Salado online learning. 

    I am so excited to join the DVOLP community! This Accounting course, in particular, is very near and dear to my heart. As a senior at Barry Goldwater High School I took an Accounting class that inspired me to change my career path from "High School Teacher" to "Accountant." I got my Bachelors of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University and worked in the commercial maintenance industry in accounting, payroll management, and systems development before finding my way home to DVUSD and the course that changed the course of my life!

    I am blessed by this opportunity to teach students real world skills that will better prepare them for the world beyond high school, be that college, tech school, or directly into the work force.



    Debbie, 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