Larry McGill, Jr., School Leader
Larry McGill, Jr., a Phoenix resident, is the school leader of South Pointe High School in South-Central Phoenix, a tuition-free Leona Group public charter school. Mr. McGill has served as school leader since South Pointe’s inception in 2003. Prior to assuming the role of school leader at South Pointe, Mr. McGill served as the school leader for three years at Leona's Desert Hills High School located in Gilbert, Arizona. Before that, he held the position of assistant school leader at Summit High School, another Leona sister school. Mr. McGill holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Ottawa University and is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and has been involved in education since 1995. Mr. McGill has been a member of The Leona Group family since 1999. In 2016, Larry McGill Jr. was nominated by the Arizona African American Legislative Committee to receive the Unsung Hero for Education Award. Mr. McGill is an admirable role model to many in South-Central Phoenix and because of his many achievements in education the State of Arizona Senate Proclamation designated March 9, 2016 as “Larry McGill Jr. Day”.
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Virma Chavez, Assistant School Leader
Mrs. Chavez is our Assistant School Leader. In the past, she has taught Spanish Levels 1-4, Criminal Justice, and Business Management. She was also the Senior Class Counselor and Athletic Director. She was born in Mexico, but raised in Fountain Hills, Arizona. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She also earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix.
"By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn." - Latin Proverb
"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." John Ruskin
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Phuong Mai Pham, Curriculum Coach
Phuong Mai Pham is currently South Pointe High School's Curriculum & Instruction Coach. Her expertise is in working with students from the urban school systems. She taught middle and high school math for 5 years. She attended the University of Washington and is currently pursuing her M.Ed Leadership at NAU. Ms. Pham is extremely passionate about closing the achievement gap and is excited to be at SPHS. She taught in South Phoenix for 3 years and believes that this is where she truly belongs as an educator.
"I am a firm believer that every student is able to learn and to be successful if given the correct tools, resources, and support. I hope to be able to give all three to our students and staff members."
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Melissa Bernal, Office Manager email
George Bell, Teachers Aide email
Maryann Hernandez, Registrar email
Juan Alberto Gallegos, Teachers Aide email
Arlen Guevara, Student Mentor email
Kim "Koko" Hunter, Security email
Janis Martinez, Receptionist email
Aungelique Rodriguez, Teachers Aide email
Ivan Uriarte, Receptionist, email
Leigh Aziz, English email
Jason Brown, Mathematics email
Anita Cota, Lifeskills email
Nekeisha Gary, Fine Arts email
John Giacobbe, Science email
Patrick Hanley, Social Studies email
Joshua Henry, Mathematics email
Michael Jendza, English email
Stephania Lenzi, English email
Jennifer Maffetone-Veri, Art email
Josefina Martinez, CBE/Lifeskills email
Reginald McGill, Physical Education email
Sean Medlin, Electives email
Deborah Radford, Mathematics email
Estevan Rivera, Mathematics email
Marvin Scott, English email
Denise Walker, Special Education email
Donna Wagner, Science email