Interim Principal

Mr. Steve Miller

Phone: 480-474-6240

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of Maryland; Bachelor’s Degree in History Arizona State University; Master’s Degree in Secondary Education with a focus on Technology Jones International University; Master’s Degree in School Administration

Mr. Steve Miller

Mr. Miller has been a Florence Gopher since 2009 when he began teaching at Florence High School. Since joining the Florence Unified family, he has served as a classroom teacher, mentor teacher, instructional coach, and Assistant Principal. During his tenure as teacher, Mr. Miller taught Computer Programming, Computer Animation, IB Psychology, IB 20th Century World History, and AP Government and Politics. Prior to his career in education, Mr. Miller served for 8 years in the United States Navy as a Military Police Officer and a K9 Handler.
Mr. Miller has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Maryland, a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education with a focus on Technology from Arizona State University, and a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Jones International University.
Mr. Miller and his wife Erin, who also works in education as a high school guidance counselor, have two children who attend FUSD.

Assistant Principal; Academics

Ms. Shannon Jauregui

Phone: 480-474-6250

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Arizona State University; BA Arkansas State University; M.ed.

Ms. Shannon Jauregui

Shannon Jauregui graduated in the top 10% of Bisbee High School, where she served on her National Honor Society, Student Council, and participated in Yearbook and Journalism. After graduating from high school, she went to Cochise Community College where she received her associates in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in English. From Cochise College, Shannon transferred to Arizona State University where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education: English. Upon graduation of ASU, Shannon took a job at Poston Butte High School, and has been serving the Florence Unified School District ever since. She has taught almost every level of English including AP Literature and was also a Student Council Advisor for a few year, and started the Student Council Program at San Tan Foothills High School. During her last year of teaching Shannon received her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership with an Administration Certification from Arkansas State University and then became an Instructional Coach and AP Coordinator for San Tan Foothills HIgh School. She now is an Assistant Principal over academics for STFHS.
Shannon still enjoys discussing literature and appears as a guest teacher now and then in English classrooms. When she isn't at work, you can find her spending time with her husband Dan, and son Liam. She loves to cook, play video games, and go to trivia when she can find the time.

Assistant Principal; Discipline, Attendance, Student Activities | Instructional Coach

Mrs. Candace Perales

Phone: 480-474-6240

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Western Michigan University; Bachelor's in Secondary Education English Western Governor's University; Masters in Educational Leadership

Mrs. Candace Perales

Candace Perales has been an employee of the Florence Unified School District since 2008. She originally moved to Arizona from Michigan in 2007 to pursue a teaching career with her husband Matthew.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education with focuses in Comparative Religion and History and graduated with high honors from the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University. While in college she was a member of the 325 member Bronco Marching Band where she played piccolo and was able to pursue a passion for music and the arts.
In 2015 she completed her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership with Administration certification from Western Governor’s University. During her time in FUSD, she has taught middle school language arts and science and high school science as well. Candace has been the advisor for groups such as National Honor Society, student council, yearbook, stagecraft, video journalism.
During her career in education she has served as grade level team lead, and department chair and currently is the Instructional Coach for San Tan Foothills High School. She has also received the award for Teacher of the Year for San Tan Valley and FUSD.
When she is not working with students and teachers, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their son Lincoln, as well as spending time with family and friends. 

Athletic Director & Facilities

Mr. Rick Romero

Phone: 480-474-6257

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Northern Arizona University

Mr. Rick Romero