Staff Updates

Gilbert Public Schools - Connecting, Creating, and Caring

May 20, 2020

Dear GPS Family,

Thank you for all you have done to continue to educate and support our students. Your efforts have been seen and welcomed by our students, our families and our community. You have made a positive impact these last two months, and all your flexibility, creativity and innovation has been worth it!

As we consider what the new school year will look like, please be assured that our primary goal is to continue to deliver the high-quality education and support that our students and families are accustomed to. As an educator myself, my goal is to get our students and staff back in our classrooms, learning and growing together. I sincerely hope that this will be possible. We are, of course, planning for all potential scenarios, with a district Task Force exploring a wide range of learning formats and solutions so we are well prepared. We will continue to make decisions that promote the health and safety of our students, staff and the wider community.

As you all know, in Arizona a number of facilities and services are opening up as Phase One of a state-wide plan. We are following this very closely and using the guidance to make decisions for our district. In that light we will be offering Summer Camps at our five high schools, beginning May 26th. Strict guidelines and precautions will be in place to promote the health and safety of students and staff. For more information please visit

Please take some time to read today's newsletter which contains reminders and important information for all employees. I am continually reminded of how exceptional our GPS employees are, thank you again for being the very best!


Shane McCord, Ed. D.


Connect, Create, Care

Employee End of Year Announcement 2019-20 Gilbert Public Schools District | Gilbert, Arizona
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Summer Opening Hours

Beginning June 1st the Gilbert Public Schools District office will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday. The office will be closed Fridays.

2020-21 Payroll Schedule

This pay calendar represents the best option for all employees for the 2020-2021 school year. Holiday breaks were considered and non-paid days were scattered throughout the year minimizing the impact on any one pay for hourly employees. Finally, this pay calendar eliminates all delayed pays throughout the 2020-2021 school year - so all paydays are on Tuesdays. If you have any concerns about your pay, please contact payroll directly at:

Celebrate Our Class of 2020

Join us in celebrating our Class of 2020! All seven graduation ceremonies will be live-streamed Thursday, May 21st, at 7:00 pm.

Click on the link below for more information.

Congratulations To All Our Students - We Are Proud Of You

Moving to Summer Meal Services Schedule May 22nd

Please note: We will move from the current meal-services schedule and locations to NEW SUMMER schedule and locations below on May 22nd, through June 30th. Due to the heat, these services will be pick-up-and-go from a walk-up window, not drive-thru.
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Congratulations To Our GPS Retirees!

Thank you to all of our 2020 retirees for your incredible service to our district, our schools, and our students.

Agustina DeLaTorre - Ashland Ranch Elementary

Stacie Braun - Augusta Ranch Elementary

Patricia Hellman-Reid - Augusta Ranch Elementary

Gary Rathjen - Boulder Creek Elementary

Judy Engel - Burk Elementary

Terri Jones - Canyon Rim Elementary

Karen Bennett - Career & Technical Education

Donna Luse - Campo Verde High

Thomas Frontczak - Campo Verde High

Jill Harter - Campo Verde High

Teri Schroeder - Campo Verde High

William Wilson - Campo Verde High

Thomas A. Frontczak - Campo Verde High

Greg Johnson - Desert Ridge High

Joseph Furnari - Desert Ridge High

Marylin Bunger - Desert Ridge High

Bill Golladay - Desert Ridge High

Debra Meyer - Desert Ridge Junior High

Debra VanDusen - Desert Ridge Junior High

Kimberly Freudenthal - Finley Farms Elementary

Candy Spearow - Gilbert Classical Academy

Diane Wright - Gilbert High

Lisa Madril - Gilbert High

Roberta Sweigart - Gilbert High

Carolyn Gieszl - Greenfield Elementary

Delbert Adair - Greenfield Junior High

Janet Homan - Greenfield Junior High

Lynn Coulter - Highland High

Mark Lindstrom - Highland High

Gloria Roberts - Highland High

Carol Wayne - Highland High

Vicki Haro - Highland High

Lynn Preble - Highland Junior High

Maureen Beitman - Highland Park Elementary

Nancy Danbury - Highland Park Elementary

Sandy Sprenger - Houston Elementary

Lee Meschino - Islands Elementary

Raenette Lindaman - Islands Elementary

Victoria Eberhart - Islands Elementary

Tom Waechter - Mesquite High

Susan Chamberlain - Mesquite High

Diana Wilson - Mesquite High

Tony Harter - Mesquite Junior High

Gloria Keefe - Mesquite Junior High

Mary Beretta - Mesquite Junior High

Sydney Durrett - Mesquite Junior High

Timothy Lalko - Oak Tree Elementary

Denise Willis - Oak Tree Elementary

Debra Deadmond - Oak Tree Elementary

Nancy Boothe - Patterson Elementary

Dell Emerson - Pioneer Elementary

Judi Eccles - Settler’s Point Elementary

Mary Sink - Settler’s Point Elementary

Dotti Dawn - Sonoma Ranch Elementary

Joan Shaffer - Sonoma Ranch Elementary

Sheri Barlow - South Valley Junior High

Devon Nelson - Spectrum Elementary

Kimberly DeMoss - Finance

Sonia Selleck - Food and Nutrition Services

Kiem Allison - Food and Nutrition Services

Vyla Forsgren - Food and Nutrition Services

Diane Shahbazian - Food and Nutrition Services

Jose Guevara - Operations

Luis Corvera - Operations

Karol Goodwin - Office of Talent Management

Dana Modzeleski - Purchasing

Bobbie Rosinke - Technology Services

Steve Schaible - Technology Services

Patty Tofani - Technology Services

Mary Gorodenski - Transportation

Carol Lafnear - Transportation