Meet Our Administrators
Mrs. Cassie Hauck - Principal
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.
Mrs. Michelle Kulinec - Assistant Principal
Hello Sunset Ridge Families,
My name is Michelle Kulinec and I am so excited to be joining the team as your Assistant Principal. Education/coaching is my passion and I look forward to getting to know each of you. In addition to my teaching degree and Masters in Educational Administration, I also have endorsements in both mathematics and science. Prior to this move, I was in PUSD for several years within different grade levels and capacities which included coaching. Last year, I joined the Deer Valley team which has been amazing. I am looking forward to assisting Mrs. Hauck throughout the year to make sure all students are successful while supporting all of you in whatever you might need. I believe that establishing and building relationships is a key component and I can’t wait to meet each of you.
I am from Michigan originally and have two amazing “adult” children. My daughter, Abbie, is married to her best friend, Eric, and our son, Charles, is a student at ASU. I have been lucky enough to be married to my best friend for nearly 32 years. Gary and I are avid mountain bikers and hikers and we enjoy big challenges like riding the continental divide and hiking rim2rim.
This is going to be a fantastic year and I can't wait to learn all about the community and traditions here at Sunset Ridge. Please let me know if there is anything you need.