Service Learning Coaches

Service learning coaches are full time teachers who “coach” the students and educators at their school into winning service learning projects. Coaches can help individual and groups of students come up with project ideas, connect with community needs and organizations, and find resources needed for projects. The coaches also manage the Honor for Excellence in Service Learning program for the 9th – 12th graders at their school and the Silver Service Award for the 7th and 8th graders.

Faculty members are encouraged to use their school’s service learning coach to help design curriculum-based service projects or get a copy of the many resources available through the MPS Service Learning Department (and this website). Some of those resources are the List of Volunteer Sites, the Minigrant Application, books for student and teacher use related to service, and the Honor and Silver Service paperwork.

Because not all schools have service learning coaches, similar help is also available to anyone seeking assistance by calling the Service Learning Department at 480-308-7350. The coaches' names below are live e-mail links if you would like to contact them.


Junior High Coaches

Janet Parker - Carson 

Aminah Abdelhaq - Franklin Jr 

Dale Shelton - Fremont 

Becky Ross - Kino

Allyson Chiren - Mesa Academy 

Tony Bisanz, Suzanne Bicknase - Poston 

Gloria Chavez - Rhodes                  

Larry Johnson - Shepherd 

Denise Hakala - Smith   

Nora Stiles - Stapley

Brittany Schrieber - Summit Academy 

Ashley Huskey - Taylor 


 High School Coaches

Jeanette Poe - Crossroads

Sheryl Redenius - Dobson                     

Scott Chandler - East Valley Academy

Kelly Wright - Mesa High

Jessica Chupp - Mountain View

Catherine Bianchi - Red Mountain

TBA - Riverview High

Shea Sheppard - Skyline

Superstition High - Julie Svoboda

Andrea Murphy - Westwood


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