Assistant Director of Mathematics and Science
Name : Deborah Kuenzli
Designation : Assistant Director of Mathematics and Science
Phone : (623) 691-2068
Deborah Kuenzli began her career in education teaching kindergarten in 1992. She taught kindergarten, first, and second grade before becoming an administrator in 2003. Deborah has been employed in the Cartwright School District since July of 2005 when she became the Reading Interventionist at Heatherbrae Elementary School. In 2006, she became the assistant principal at Peralta Elementary School where she worked for seven years. In 2013, she became the principal at Starlight Park Elementary School. In July 2015, she joined the Educational Services department as the Assistant Director of Mathematics and Science.
Assistant Director of S.T.E.M. and P.L.C.
Name: Scott Nigh
Designation: Assistant Director of S.T.E.M. and P.L.C.
Scott Nigh began his career in education in Tolleson Elementary School District in 2008 after moving to Arizona from Pennsylvania. During his 5 years as a classroom teacher, he taught 1st grade and 6th grade Math. He then became a STEM Coach and served in that position for 2 1/2 years. Scott joined the Cartwright School District in the STEM/PLC department as an Assistant Director in January 2016. He completed his Master's Degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. Scott truly believes all children are capable of success and all educators need to commit to learning new, innovative, and engaging strategies to support all students. He is a life-long learner and sees the importance in setting goals and continuing to grow both professionally and personally. He is passionate about supporting educators to ensure all students are college and career ready and have the 21st Century skills to be prepared for the future.
Name : Shannon Pinnell
Designation : STEM Specialist (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
Phone : 623-691-3973
Mrs. Pinnell began her teaching career in a third grade classroom at Justine Spitalny Elementary School. She became a math coach and joined Manuel “Lito” Peña Jr. Elementary School. She taught first, second, third, and fifth grade math as well as coached all grade levels. In 2012 she joined the Educational Services Department as an English Language Development Math Specialist. In 2015 she joined the STEM department as a content specialist.