Principal

Mr. Eddie Lopez

Phone: 480-474-6100

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Degrees and Certifications:

Brigham Young University - Bachelor of Arts Major: History Minor PE & Coaching Northern Arizona University - Masters of Education Educational Leadership

Mr. Eddie Lopez

My family has lived in the San Tan Valley since 2004 we have seen the growth and changes through the year.  We are excited to see the Florence Unified School District continue to blossom in our area with top rated schools throughout the area.  We will continue to provide academic and social learning to all students as our top goal is to prepare all students to be college or career ready by the time that they graduate from high school.
I have been married for many years to my lovely wife Liisa.  We have six children that have attended FUSD schools.  During my educational career I have been a classroom teacher for eight years and in administration for over ten years.  I enjoy being in education to help students meet their educational goals and provide an opportunity for academic success.  United as a community and a school we will continue to build this great community as a top county with in our state.  

Assistant Principal; Curriculum & Instruction

Dr. Stacey Berklan

Phone: 480-474-6100

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Degrees and Certifications:

Moraine Valley Community College - A.S. Biological Science Trinity Christian College - B.S. Organizational Management Arizona State University - M.Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision Northern Arizona University Ed.D., K-12 Educational Leadership

Dr. Stacey Berklan

I have been living and teaching in Arizona since 2006. I have taught Business and Technology and Mathematics at the Middle and High School level. Prior to Arizona, I was born and raised in Chicago, IL where I worked in International Publishing and Advertising for over a decade.
I am proud to be at Poston Butte where we can offer exciting opportunities for all of our students, whether it be STEM, JROTC, College, AP, or many of the Skill and Trade programs offered through CAVIT.
I enjoy helping students and families navigate through their educational and career choices and hope to help Poston continue to grow and support our Community.

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Mr. Noel Nafziger

Phone: 480-474-6100

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mount Marty College (Yankton, SD) - B.A. in Elementary Education University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD) - M.A. in Health, PE, Recreation Argosy University (Phoenix, AZ) - M.A. in Educational Leadership

Mr. Noel Nafziger

I have been living and teaching in Arizona since 2007 and was a part of the teaching staff when Poston Butte first opened. I was also the school’s first boys basketball coach.  I grew up in Marshall, Minnesota and attended college in South Dakota. I am very grateful to still be working at Poston Butte and being a part of the Florence Unified School District.

Dean of Students; Discipline

Mr. Byron Hastings

Phone: 480-474-6100

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Arizona State University - Bachelor of Arts in Education Secondary History Arkansas State University - Master of Science Educational Leadership

Mr. Byron Hastings

I grew up in Northern Colorado and moved to Arizona in 1997.  My first teaching job was at Florence High School in 2006.  I was there for several years, where I taught World History, English as a Second Language, French and German.  After Poston Butte High School opened, I transferred to develop the French and German programs here.  I served as World Language Department chair until 2017 before taking a position as an Instructional Coach.  In 2018, I moved into Administration as the Dean of Students for Discipline and Security.  I am also proud to oversee the Exceptional Student Services programs at Poston Butte.  I believe all students can achieve success and Poston Butte is a school where we make that happen!  

Instructional Coach

Mr. Ryan Daneman

Phone: 480-474-6100

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Arkansas State University - Ed.S. Educational Leadership in Superintendency University of Phoenix - M.A.Ed. Education Arizona State University - B.S. Justice Studies, Minor in Business

Mr. Ryan Daneman

Mr. Daneman has been with Florence Unified School District for five years; all of them at Poston Butte High School.  He has taught and worked with students at all grade levels from kindergarten through twelfth.  His current position focuses on supporting educators with effective instructional strategies within the classroom, creating professional development and mentoring students who need extra support.

Instructional Coach

Mrs. Jackie Goodson

Phone: 480-474-6100

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of Georgia - BS.Ed Bachelor of Science Middle School Education University of New Orleans - M.Ed Masters of Education Curriculum and Instruction Northern Arizona University - M.Ed Masters of Education Educational Leadership

Mrs. Jackie Goodson

I have been fortunate to be involved in education for over 25 years.   I started my teaching career in Georgia, and later moved to Louisiana. After experiencing Hurricane Katrina, we moved to Arizona in 2005 where I worked in Catalina Foothills School District as a member of the Professional Development team.  I loved working alongside teachers as advocates for kids, so that all students can be successful and confident young adults. When my 2 boys headed off to middle school, I joined them and taught English in the same middle school they attended. 

Last year, I was the Principal of a charter school where collectively we made decisions on instructional strategies and how to best engage students using data to guide our work. Currently, my 2 boys are attending college, my husband is a SPED teacher in FUSD, and  we are thrilled to be in Florence. I am very excited to join Poston Butte this year!