Daniel Ochoa

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For the past six years, Mike Deignan, principal at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School in Ahwatukee, has called the Kyrene School District his home, but will say goodbye to his beloved district to start his new principal role at Desert Ridge High School in Gilbert. 


Schools across Arizona are preparing for the upcoming Arizona Statewide Assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics — better known as the AzMERIT — test and Expect More Arizona has helpful tips and information for students to be well prepared.

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There comes a point and time in a person’s life where he or she makes the decision to pursue a career path they’ll ultimately enjoy. For Gilbert resident Amanda Yantos, that decision was made back in December 2013, when she decided to say goodbye to her corporate job and start her own pet blog.

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