Staff: Michele MacLeod

STEM Coach, Michele MacLeod Michele MacLeod comes to Highland Prep Academies with 22 years of teaching experience. She taught high school business for 15 years in Minnesota before teaching STEM for 7 years in Phoenix. There she designed and developed coursework in robotics, coding, 3D design, drones, and architectural design, as well as advising the Math, Engineering, […]

Staff: Jaiden Benavidez

Ms. Jaiden Benavidez has 3 years of experience in teaching English in a middle school setting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and English Writing from New Mexico Highlands University.

Staff: Jaime Aguilar

Mr. Jaime Aguilar has about 18 years of teaching experience in science and mathematics. He holds a master’s degree in Chemistry from Arizona State University. He also holds a master’s degree in Material Science from Arizona State University.

Staff: Melissa Wilson

Ms. Melissa Wilson has about 9 years of teaching mathematics experience. She holds a bachelor’s of Psychology from the University of Alaska.

Staff: Nicole Paige

Ms. Nicole Paige has 11 years of teaching experience in English. She holds a bachelor’s in Secondary Education from Indiana University.

Staff: Peter Dimitrov

Mr. Peter Dimitrov has about a year of teaching experience as well as tutoring experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Studies from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Staff: Xela Locke

Ms. Xela Locke has about 20 years of tutoring in music for all age ranges. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer and Human Development from Utah State University. She also holds her associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy Assistance from Ameritech College of Healthcare. 

Kerry Clark

Meet Dr. Kerry Clark Dr. Clark serves as Executive Director for Highland Prep Academies. Previously he served as a high school principal for over 20 years at three different college preparatory schools in the greater Phoenix area. Under Dr. Clark’s leadership these schools experienced exemplary student academic growth, earning ‘A’ labels from the Arizona Department of Education. […]

Staff: Marilynn Williams

Marilynn Williams has been an art teacher for the past 20 years working at the secondary level. She graduated from University of the Pacific, Stockton, California with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After many successful years as a Director/owner of a Scottsdale art gallery she went on to get her Post Baccalaureate degree in Art Education from Arizona […]

Staff: Dustin George

Dustin George, Office Manager Mr. George has been in the education field for 12 years. He has extensive experience with enrollment procedures, student records, attendance and grading systems, state testing and reporting. Over the past 10 years, Mr. George has served as a registrar and office manager. He holds an Associate of Arts degree and […]