Principal

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Northern Arizona University

Deanna Potter

Mrs. Potter is starting her 20th year in the district and her 6th year here at FK8. She taught at Walker Butte, Florence High, was the AP at Skyline Ranch and is happy to be back in Florence at the K8. She loves being a Gopher and working with the Florence staff and the community.
Mrs. Potter is an Arizona native and enjoys hiking in different areas of the state. Her and her family also love to travel across the United States. The Potter’s have two sons who are both Gophers. One of her goals for the year is to increase the amount of teachers that stay working at FK8.
She looks forward to another great year!

Assistant Principal

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North Central University Arizona State University

Rusty Smith

I have been married for 25 years and I have 3 children. I joined the Florence Unified School District as a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher. I taught Social Studies for over 5 years in the district.
This year I was hired as the Dean of Students and Athletic Director for Florence K-8. I am really excited to join the FK8 team this year.

Dean of Students/Athletic Director

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Grand Canyon University; B.S. | M.Ed.

Jeff Fox

I have been married for 27 years and we have 7 children.  I am originally from Seattle, but moved here from Fairbanks, Alaska in 1982.  This is my 22nd year in education, most of which is in Special Education, but this is my first year in the Florence school district.  I love time with my family, cold weather, the Seattle Seahawks, the Chicago Cubs, and now the Florence Gophers!!

Instructional Coach

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Michelle Fryhover

Michelle Fryhover has been with the district since 2008; she began teaching Kindergarten at Walker Butte, moved to Anthem and has been with Florence K8 since 0214. While at FK8 she functioned as a Kindergarten teacher, Reading Intervention Instructor and now as the Instructional Coach.

Mrs. Fryhover was born in Minnesota and moved to Arizona when she was in 7th grade; from the coldest state to the hottest state. Mrs. Fryhover and her husband have three boys; as a family they enjoy hiking, jeeping and hanging out together playing games. Her first love is spending time with her family; her second love is teaching and helping the students and teachers of FK8.