About Phillips...
Position: Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-424-8108
Email: Phillips
"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too."
-- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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Welcome!

Principal Jayson Phillips has been in public education for over 20 years as a teacher and administrator at the elementary and secondary levels.

My Education and Professional Background

  • Principal of Arizona College Preparatory - Oakland Campus
  • Assistant Principal - Payne Junior High
  • Dean of Students and Athletic Director - Andersen Junior High
  • Science Curriculum, Staff Development and Teacher Evaluations - Instructional Resource Center (IRC)
  • Science and CATS Science Teacher - Payne Junior High
  • Science, Social Studies, Reading & Leadership - Kyrene Del Pueblo - Middle School
  • Currently in Doctoral program for Educational Leadership, NAU
  • Administration Endorsement, NAU
  • M.A.Ed. Elementary Education, NAU
  • BS Elementary Education (Focus on Science), NAU


My Educational Philosophy

Public education provides an avenue for all students to have access to experiences and opportunities that will push students beyond their personal expectations both academically and socially.


Email Kara Wilson, Administrative Assistant
480-424-8107

 

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About Ridenour...
Position: Assistant Principal/Athletics
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-424-8122
Email: Ridenour
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Welcome!

Mr. Ridenour has been in education for more than 20 years, including 8 years at the NCAA II/NAIA level, as both an instructor and administrator. Paired with his teaching, Ryan coached baseball at both the high school level and collegiate level.

My Education and Professional Background

  • Assistant Principal/Athletic Director - Agua Fria High School
  • Assistant Principal/Athletic Director - Desert Edge High School
  • TOA Athletic Director - Boulder Creek High School
  • Science Curriculum, Staff Development and Teacher Evaluations - Instructional Resource Center (IRC)
  • Science and CATS Science Teacher - Payne Junior High
  • Assistant Baseball Coach - Western Oregon University
    • Head Baseball Coach/Part-time Instructor - Saint Martin's College
    • Adjunct Faculty - Western Oregon University
    • Health and Physical Education Instructor
    • MS Education, Western Oregon University (2001)
    • BS Physical Education - Health, Western Oregon State College (1998)


    • My Educational Philosophy


      Email Jen Pugh, Administrative Assistant
      480-424-8125

       

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About McCarthy...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-424-8111
Email: McCarthy
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
-- Aristotle

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Welcome!

Hello Colts! – I am so excited to serve as Casteel’s Dean of Students overseeing Clubs Activities, and junior high students A-Ki. I look forward to meeting you and encourage you to contact me at any time! Welcome to Casteel - the school that leads with Courage, Character, and Commitment!

My Education and Professional Background

Experience: Academic Coach – Secondary Mathematics – Melinda Romero Instructional Resource Center, Faculty Associate – Arizona State University, HS Mathematics (Algebra 1 through AP Calculus BC) – Arizona College Prep Erie, Mathematics Department Chair Arizona College Prep Erie, Honors Pre-Algebra, Honors Algebra 1, Honors Geometry- Arizona College Prep Oakland, Mathematics Department Chair- Arizona College Prep Oakland, Mathematics Cadre Representative - Arizona College Prep Oakland, Pre-Algebra, Honors Algebra 1 – Bogle Junior High School, Mathematics Department Chair- Bogle Junior High School, Mathematics Cadre Representative - Bogle Junior High School Education: Ed.D – Educational Leadership - Northern Arizona University, M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction, - Northern Arizona University, BS – Mathematics – The Pennsylvania State University

My Educational Philosophy

I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. My goal as an educator is to help my students grow academically, morally, and socially. By respecting the differences of each students' personality and learning style, I will enable each student to grow to become the life-long learner and active citizen needed in our society.
 

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About Woodworth...
Position: Assistant Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-424-8119
Email: Woodworth
"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship"
-- Dr. James Comer

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Welcome!

I am excited to begin my 19th year in education. An Arizona native, I graduated from Mountain View High School in Mesa and went on to earn my Bachelor's Degree from Arizona State University.

My Education and Professional Background

  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies - Arizona State University
  • M.A. Ed. Counseling - Ottawa University
  • Principal's Certificate - Northern Arizona University
  • Fremont Junior High - English Teacher
  • Shepherd Junior High - English Teacher, English Department Chair
  • Perry High School - English Teacher, Varsity Cheer Coach, Counselor
  • Casteel High School - Dean of Students


My Educational Philosophy

I work to help students navigate their junior high and high school careers, academically, socially and emotionally. In addition, I partner with parents, teachers, staff, administration and the community to help build strong relationships as "it takes a village to raise a child."


Email Jody Jordan, Administrative Assistant
480-424-8202

 

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About Tanner...
Position: Assistant Principal/Facilities
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-424-8109
Email: Tanner
"I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... We are in charge of our attitudes."
-- Charles Swindoll

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Welcome!

My name is Mr. Tanner and I am thrilled to be part of Casteel High School. I have been happily married to my wife Julie since 1984 and we have three grown children. Julie is a counselor at Chief Hill Academy in the Chandler District. We are very proud that all three of our children are products of the Chandler Unified School District. In my spare time I like to travel, golf, and attend concerts.

My Education and Professional Background

BA Physical Education, Master's College, M.A. Ed. Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University, M.A. Ed. Physical Education, Arizona State University Frye Elementary, Physical Education Teacher - Sanborn Elementary, Dean of Students - Tarwater Elementary, Dean of Students - Chandler High School, Social Studies Teacher - Casteel High School, Social Studies Teacher

My Educational Philosophy

My desire to help each student realize their full potential and to create an environment where students feel safe and that their opinion is valued.


Email Brook Constance, Administrative Assistant
480-424-8121

 

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About French...
Position: Assistant Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-424-8123
Email: French
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Welcome!

Welcome to Casteel High School – the school that leads with Courage, Character, and Commitment! I am Casteel’s Assistant Principal who oversees Testing and Programs including: Advanced Placement, Career & Technical Education, English, and 9-12th graders with the last name beginning with A-GON. I look forward to meeting you and encourage you to contact me at any time!

My Education and Professional Background

Ashley French is an Arizona native, who graduated from Hamilton High School. She received her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education – English from Ottawa University, and earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Mrs. French was an English teacher and department chair at Arizona College Preparatory before becoming the Dean of Students at Casteel High School. Currently, she is an Assistant Principal at Casteel High School.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in developing an educational environment where students can build a strong sense of character in themselves, where they can develop the courage to be extraordinary, and where they become committed to themselves, their community, and their future.


Email Martha Barrientes, Administrative Assistant
480-424-8266

 

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