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School Leadership

2017-18 AHS Campus Leadership

AHS Administrative Team

Principal: Peggy Pughe

Assistant Principals: Julie Edwards, Ben Slyder, Joseph Smith

Instructional Council/Department Chairs

Every Other Monday 3:15-4:45pm
College & Career Center (I204)

Administration: Peggy Pughe 
Ben Slyder, Julie Edwards, Joseph Smith

Applied Arts: Stacy Aronovici

English: Kerri Barrick

Guidance: Lisa Kellert

 Mathematics: Stephanie Theriot

Physical Education: Sherry Platero

Science: Bob Goeckermann / Doug Demuth

Social Studies: Brian Tumminelli

Special Education: Michael Mann

Visual and Performing Arts: Stacy Aronovici

World Language: Karen McDowell/Roberto Zuniga

School Site Council

Monthly 4:30-6:00pm
College & Career Center (I204)

President: Karen Dyck (Parent)
Parents: Aimee Escalante (VP), 
Dorothy Morgan, Maria Moran

Certificated: Tom Whitwam (Social Science)
Jennie Martella (Science)
Katie Kriscunas (Science)

Classified: Monica Nowlin

Principal: Peggy Pughe

Students:  Ava Hart, Trinity Lampan

English Learner Services
ELD Teacher: Sabra Richey

Advanced Placement Coordinator
Assistant Principal: Julie Edwards

Scholarship Coordinators

Nicole Morasca
Cheryl Nickel

Athletic Director
Mark Dorfman

ASB Activities Director
Alyssa Mendoza

ASB Officers

Aptos High Booster Club

2nd Monday Each Month, 6:30-8:00p
College & Career Center (I204)

President: Kathleen Malone  

Vice President: Aimeee Escalante

Treasurer: Walt Eissman

Secretary: Sophia McKenzie

Hospitality and Volunteer Organizers
Cynthia Mazzei

PVFT Union Reps
Kerri Barrick

Joe Manildi

CSEA Union Reps
Bobby Salazar

Site Network Technician
Jeff Ramos

Web Master
Craig Miller

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Administrative Team

Edwards, Julie (831) 728-7832 ex.5177 Assistant Principal
Pughe, Peggy (831) 728-7832 ex.5170 Principal
Slyder, Benjamin (831) 728-7832 ex.5178 Assistant Principal
Smith, Joseph (831) 728-7832 ex.5176 Assistant Principal

Instructional Council/ Department Chairs

Aronovici, Stacy (831) 728-7832 ex.5119 Theatre Arts, Drama Production, Film (VAPA Chair)
Barrick, Kerri (831) 728-7832 ex.5235 English Teacher (Chair)
DeMuth, Douglas (831) 728-7832 ex.5226 Integrated Science & Earth & Space ScienceTeacher
Goeckermann, Robert (831) 345-7783 ex.2225 Biology / Life Science Teacher (Chair)
Kellert, Lisa (831) 728-7832 ex.5144 Guidance Counselor [Po-Z]
Mann, Michael (831) 728-7837 ex.5245 Resource Specialist (Chair)
McDowell, Karen (831) 728-7832 ex.5102 French and Spanish Teacher
Platero, Sherry (831) 728-7832 ex.5209 Physical Education Teacher (Chair)
Theriot, Stephanie (831) 728-7832 ex.5265 Mathematics Teacher (Chair)
Tumminelli, Brian (831) 728-7832 ex.5123 World History and AP Seminar Teacher
Zuniga, Roberto (831) 728-7832 ex.5112 Spanish Teacher

School Site Council

Martella, Jennie Teacher
Nowlin, Monica (831) 728-7832 ex.5170 Office Manager
Whitwam, Thomas (831) 728-7832 ex.5127 AP Government/Macroeconomics and Government/Economics Teacher

English Learner Services

Richey, Sabra Teacher

Advanced Placement Coordinator

Edwards, Julie (831) 728-7832 ex.5177 Assistant Principal

Scholarship Coordinator

Carroll-Nickel, Cheryl (831) 728-7832 ex.5184 Staff-Library Media Tech
Morasca, Nicole Staff

Athletic Director

Dorfman, Mark (831) 728-7832 ex.5201 Athletic Director

ASB Activities/Recycling Director

Mendoza, Alyssa Teacher

PVFT Union Reps

Barrick, Kerri (831) 728-7832 ex.5235 English Teacher (Chair)
Manildi, Joseph (831) 728-7832 ex.5230 Physics, AP Physics, Earth and Space Teacher

CSEA Union Rep

Salazar, Robert Staff

Site Network Technician

Ramos, Jeff (831) 728-7832 ex.5109 Computer Technician


Miller, Craig (831) 728-7832 ex.5263 Digital Innovations, Web Design