Dr. Patricia A. Goolsby Named Vice Principal of AJHS

By: Apache Junction Unified School District
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APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - July 10, 2019 - PRLog -- Apache Junction Unified School District announced that Dr. Patricia A. Goolsby has been hired as assistant principal of Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction. She will be joining the school's leadership team that includes new Principal Dr. Christopher Lineberry, as well as veteran Assistant Principal, Sue Campbell.

Prior to joining the district Dr. Goolsby was the principal at Tempe High School in Tempe and principal of East Valley Academy/Crossroads Junior & Senior High Schools in Mesa. During her 38 years in education she has taught dance and math, coached volleyball and pom and cheer, served as musical director/choreographer, facilitated the growth of the Advancement Via Individual Development program (AVID) and Academic Intervention programs serving struggling students, and served as an assistant principal at Westwood High School in Mesa and Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix.

"I am very excited about joining AJUSD!" said Dr. Goolsby. "It's going to be a fun and productive year."

Dr. Goolsby received a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (with Distinction) from Northern Arizona University and has completed her Superintendent Internship. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Education, also from ASU.  Her academic awards and distinctions include: Outstanding Dance Education graduate from ASU, Teacher of the Year from Saguaro High School, District Teacher of the Year from Scottsdale Unified School District, and Art Educator of the Year from the Scottsdale Center for the Arts.

Dr. Goolsby resides in Tempe, has two sons and is married to a retired naval officer. In her spare time she enjoys collecting and making quilts.

For more information call 480-982-1110, or visit www.ajusd.org or www.facebook.com/ajusd43.

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