Bill Hazell Named Assistant Principal at Apache Junction High School
By: Apache Junction Unified School District
Mr. Hazell joins Dr. Chris Lineberry, principal, and Dr. Pat Goolsby, assistant principal, to complete the new high school leadership team.
"My goal is to provide stability to the administrative team to better the experience for students and teachers and shine a light on the great opportunities that exist at Apache Junction High School," said Mr. Hazell.
Arizona has been Mr. Hazell's home for many years. He earned his Master of Education from Northern Arizona University, his BA in Education from Arizona State University and spent the past 23 years working at Corona Del Sol and McClintock High School. The first eight years of his career he was a math teacher and the last 15 years he served as an assistant principal in the Tempe Union High School District.
However in his youth (because his father was in the Air Force for 24 years) Mr. Hazell was more of a globetrotter. He attended schools in Frankfurt, Germany; Montgomery, Alabama; San Antonio, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.
He now lives in Tempe with his wife of 20 years and two teenage daughters. When he isn't working he enjoys playing golf and spending time with family and friends. At 6'4" he is similar in stature to Abraham Lincoln, who coined Mr. Hazell's favorite quote:
"I walk slowly, but I never walk backward."