Phone: 480-474-6172


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Arizona Northern Arizona University

Robert Edwards, Jr

Dean of Students

Phone: 480-474-6170


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Arizona State University Northern Arizona University

Sheri Maynard

I am originally from Oklahoma and have lived in Arizona for 32 years. I am married and have two children, two step-sons, and two grandchildren.

I have been in the educational field for 29 years. I have had a wealth of experience from being a para professional, a teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and Principal. This is my 3rd year with Florence and I look forward to helping all the students find success in their education.

Partner Preschool Coordinator

Phone: 480-987-5378


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Alyssa Fox

Coordinator (ESS/AZELLA/TESTING/PLC) and Instructional Coach

Phone: 480-474-6186


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Carla Patberg

Carla Patberg grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and graduated from Fair Lawn High School.  She attended Pace University in New York City and Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After college, she relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona to work at PCS Health Systems.  After ten years, she stepped down from her position as Director of Client Services to enjoy a sabbatical and spend time with her children. During that time, she volunteered in her daughter’s classroom and fell in love with teaching.  Instead of returning to her corporate job, she pursued a second college degree in Elementary Education and switched careers.

Ms. Patberg taught at Heartland Ranch and San Tan Heights for three years before joining the San Tan Foothills High School staff as a Master Teacher and Administrative intern.  Upon completion of her Master of Educational Leadership degree from NAU the following year, she moved into the Assistant Principal position where she remained for the next seven years. In 2019, she joined the Mountain Vista Academy team to work with ESS students and is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology and her certificate in Special Education.

Ms. Patberg and her husband Kurt have been married for 27 years. They have a daughter who graduated from The University of Arizona, a son attending ASU, a son who is a senior in high school, and a pack of dogs they adopted while volunteering for Animal Welfare League Arizona (AAWL). In her free time, she enjoys writing, hiking, movies, and spending time with friends and family.