Alex Horton, Principal
Alex Horton has been an administrator of schools within the Leona Group since the year 2000. Mr. Horton became the principal of West Phoenix High School in April 2014. He received his high school diploma at Decatur High School in Decatur, GA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a Minor in History at Presbyterian College, he then earned his secondary teacher certification at Georgia State University. After moving to Phoenix, Mr. Horton earned his Master Degree in Administration and Supervision at the University of Phoenix. Mr. Horton taught Social Studies courses for six years in the Dekalb County School System in Atlanta, GA. He has served as the principal of five different schools within the Leona Group and served as the Vice President of Leona Group Florida from 2013 - 2014.
Principal Horton truly believes in the motto of his alma mater, Presbyterian College: dum vivimus servimus…”while we live, we serve.”
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William Quinones, Dean of Students
William Quinones (known as Mr. Q) is the Dean of Students here at West Phoenix High School. He has been working for the Leona Group since 1997. Mr. Quinones graduated high school from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Bronx, NYC. He attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice, along with various Federal, city police academy. He enjoys helping students reach their full potential, and to have a chance at being successful in life. He is part of coordinating with Phoenix Police Department. Mr. Quinones has lived by the role of helping anyone in need and that role has become part of who he is now, helping all staff, guardians and students in anyway he can!
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Victor Roman, Instructional Support Specialist
Victor Roman is the Instructional Support Specialist here at West Phoenix High School. Mr. Roman started working for the Leona Group in the year 2012. After finishing high school he attended Arizona State University (ASU) and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Chemistry and Highly Qualified in Chemistry and Math. Once completing his studies in the year 2006 he became a Chemistry teacher out in El Mirage, Arizona. Fast forward to 2012, Mr. Roman started working for the Leona Group as a Math teacher. Four years later Roman’s passion for education and helping both the students and the school to be better got him to the position he is at now. Mr. Roman is a devoted husband and loving father of 4. He enjoys watching his 7 year old twin boys play soccer, since it is the main sport he played growing up!
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Casey Zordani, Instructional Support Specialist
Casey Zordani is an Instructional Coach at West Phoenix High School. Mrs. Zordani is originally from Colorado and moved to Arizona in 2003. She has been with the Leona Group since she moved to Arizona and at West Phoenix High School since 2015. Prior to moving to Arizona, she taught social studies and coached high school volleyball and basketball in Colorado for 3 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in US History from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. Mrs. Zordani enjoys spending her free time with her husband and watching her two boys play sports. Every school year she looks forward to spending time supporting all of our students and staff.
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Kaila Bara Science teacher email
Vanessa Beaver English teacher email
John Chamberlain History teacher email
Mario Giron Mathematics teacher email
Breanna Johnson CBE/Electives/English teacher email
Ashleigh Leddy Elective Teacher email
Sreedhar Pallath CBE Teacher email
Benjamin Papia English teacher email
Vernon Powell CBE Teacher email
Mitch Solomon English teacher email
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