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Our Administration and Faculty

Administration

Beaver Creek School boasts a wonderful group of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to give our students the very best education possible. From our district administrators to our classroom teachers and support staff, we’re here to serve you and your child. Please get to know us, and contact any one of our team with your questions and concerns.

Meet Our Team

Karin Ward
Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer
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About Karin Ward

My dad was a teacher at Tucson Unified. He told me I was crazy to go into teaching, but I did anyway. After graduating from college in Tempe in 1981, I began my teaching career in a second grade classroom at Paradise Valley School District. I moved to the middle school where I taught computers, social studies, and Spanish...oh, and met my husband. We moved to Chino Valley to raise our children and chickens. I finished my masters in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. I left the classroom after twenty years. After being a principal at Liberty Traditional School for three years, I felt called to come to Beaver Creek as the principal and superintendent. I began as a Creeker in 2004 and LOVE being here. The families are wonderful. The community is amazing...just look at the new buildings paid for by taxpayers voting in a bond. The only reason we come to work every day is to make a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for entrusting your children to us!
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Katrina Sacco
Principal
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Merryl Dones
Administrative Assistant-School, Discipline Clerk, Homeless Coordinator, & Office Staff Trainer
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Sharon Brooks
Office Manager, Registrar, & Yearbook Coordinator
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Ori Womack
District Office Assistant
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Lyndel Kelley
District Office Assistant
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Heather Harris
Office Staff
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Devon Artrip
Kindergarten
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Deborah Goepfrich
First Grade
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Carolyn Kukulski
Second Grade
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About Carolyn Kukulski

I'm Mrs. Carrie Kukulski, and I teach 2nd grade. I went back to get a teaching degree after I helped out at my children's school. I have been teaching for seven years, and I love coming to school every day. I finally feel like I am where I'm supposed to be. The kids are always the spark that gets me interested and helps me to be a more creative learner/teacher.
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Wendy Quintana
Third Grade
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Cheryl Guth
Fourth Grade
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My name is Mrs. Cheryl Guth, and I have been at Beaver Creek for 16 years. I was a former student here as well. My three boys started kindergarten and went through 8th grade at B.C. I love teaching the students at Beaver Creek School. Watching and helping the students learn and mature gives me a great joy in my heart and the excitement to keep teaching. Seeing the growth that a child makes in your classroom is an amazing feeling that makes me feel complete.
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Vicki Bleak
Fifth Grade
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Julie Heal
6-8 Language Arts
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Jeff Clarke
6-7 Math & K-8 Computers
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About Jeff Clarke

Hello, families. My name is Mr. Clarke. I have been teaching for nine years. I received my bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University and my master's from Grand Canyon University. I enjoy teaching because it makes differences in peoples lives. Education is the key for a brighter future; I hope that I can instil that philosophy in children so they can be given the opportunity for a brighter future, just like my teachers did for me.
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Ron Franklin
6-8 Social Studies
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I teach and coach because I want to make a positive difference in people's lives. I try to be a role model for all my students.
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Briana Clarke
6-8 Science & 8th Math
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Richard Ward
Alternative Education Teacher
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Tami Matthias
Lead Preschool Paraprofessional
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Nancy McKeehan
Special Education Teacher
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Jessica Lux-Herrera
Special Education
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About Jessica Lux-Herrera

I have been teaching at Beaver Creek School for almost three years. I love working with special needs kids and watching them learn and progress. I love being a teacher and working here at Beaver Creek School. Together, we can make a difference!
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Allie Wheeler
Student Success Coach, Athletic Director, STEAM Coordinator, 21st Century Coordinator
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About Allie Wheeler

I moved to Rimrock from Flagstaff after graduating from NAU. I was very excited to find a school just down the street from my house. I love living and working in this community! It is great to teach during the day and then see my students riding their bikes through my neighborhood at night. My favorite part about teaching would have to be watching a child who has struggled with a concept finally understand it. The look on the child's face is priceless! I am enjoying my time at Beaver Creek and look forward to seeing your children.
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Micca Martinez
PE Teacher
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About Micca Martinez

My name is Micca Martinez. I have been teaching for 14 years. I have taught pre-K through 12th grade. I enjoy teaching because every day is a new challenge. It is an incredible feeling when you can make a difference in the life of a child.
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Patricia Garitson
Food Service Manager
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Margee Cowan
College and Career Readiness, Conflict Resolution Specialist
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About Margee Cowan

My top three reasons for loving being a teacher: I love to impact lives and make a difference. Everyone remembers a teacher who is held close to their heart, who was both encouraging and inspiring during a time of frustration or confusion. Next, I love to ignite a passion for life-long learning and reading as well as instill an open-mind to new ideas. Finally, I love to invest in the future, giving students opportunities and challenges to meet their goals and explore the multitude of opportunities before them.
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Diana Iverson
Director of Maintenance and Transportation
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Scott Worden
IT
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