Principal

Ms. Denice Erickson

Phone: 480-292-2738

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

California State University Sacramento - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration University of Phoenix - Master of Arts in Education Grand Canyon State University - Master of Arts in Education Administration

Ms. Denice Erickson

It’s great to be a bulldog! I am extremely excited to begin my third year as principal at Skyline Ranch K-8. I have been in the Florence Unified School district for 11 years, and have served at the high school and K-8 levels.
I attended and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University in Sacramento, California. At California State University, I studied International Business and Spanish. Following graduation in May of 2002, I returned to Arizona due to a unique teaching opportunity that presented itself with my former high school Spanish teacher. I began my teaching career upon returning to Arizona, and have been in education ever since.
I continued my studies at the graduate level, earning a Master of Arts in Education degree from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Grand Canyon State University.
What drives me as an educator is the extreme gratitude I have to those who have taught my own children and the experiences they had in kindergarten through eighth grade. I have the same expectation of a high quality education for all Skyline Ranch K-8 students. If a system, classroom, or decision would lead to a learning environment that is not good enough for my own children, then it’s not good enough for our students at Skyline. That, along with our district mission of Kids First, is our focus at Skyline Ranch. It’s going to be a great year! Believe, Succeed, Lead.

Assistant Principal

Mr. James Bock

Phone: 602-448-4446

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Northern Arizona University

Mr. James Bock

Dean of Students/Athletic Director

Mr. Hugo Hernandez

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Hugo Hernandez

Instructional Coach

Ms. Cathy McAllister

Phone: 480-888-7520 ext. 4820

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Arizona State University; Bachelors in Education Elementary Education Northern Arizona University; Masters in Arts Northern Arizona University; Elementary Education Reading Endorsement Northern Arizona University; Masters in Arts: Educational Administration ELL Endorsement

Ms. Cathy McAllister

It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself to this amazing community.  I come to Skyline Ranch with 33 years of teaching and administrative experience.  I bring a variety of Professional Development Trainings that include: Ruby Payne's Poverty Training, Collective Efficacy, Classroom Management techniques and How to implement Questioning Skills effectively.  I am honored to have the opportunity to work with teachers through “Real Time” coaching at Skyline Ranch as well as be part of our Administrative Team.

The most effective way to help students strengthen their academic ability is by strengthening those who teach them.  Working as an instructional coach allows me to coach, learn, and strengthen amazing educators that are utilizing effective and research backed  strategies in their classrooms. Florence is one of the few districts that have embraced Instructional Coaching as an important tool to improve student learning, support teachers and prepare students for our 21 century culture.  Together,as the year moves forward, teachers, staff, and administration will work to implement Collective Efficacy techniques. This is the #1 indicator of student success. We will utilize differentiated instruction to ensure that all students succeed, and collaborative team building through our Professional Learning Communities.  The journey in Florence Unified School District has only just begun for me, but I can’t wait to learn all about our district that is being created by Design and that puts All Students First! 

Please contact me if you have any questions or if I can assist you.