• Dean of Students

    April Kutchinski



    My name is April Kutchinski and I am the dean of students at Payne Junior High. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the panther family and I look forward to empowering all students to be the best they can be. I am originally from Chicago, Il and I moved to Arizona in 2014. I am engaged to my college sweetheart, and we are getting married in December. 

     Education and Professional Background:

    I received my undergraduate from North Central College in Naperville, Il. From there, I went on to serve Title 1 students through a program called Arizona Teaching fellows where I received my teaching certificate. I then obtained my master's in educational leadership from Grand Canyon University. I truly believe that all students can be successful when held to high expectations.