Faculty: Jennifer Maughan

Jennifer Maughan, Mathematics Faculty Ms. Maughan graduated from NAU and ASU and has taught in public schools since 2001.  She specializes in math instruction for special education, has written math and music curriculum for over 3 districts, served as Teacher Evaluation Director at ASU, Lead Teacher in 2 Districts, and teaches Dual Enrollment Mathematics at Highland Prep through […]

Faculty: Joshua Laguit

Joshua Laguit, Mathematics Faculty Mr. Laguit graduated from Arizona State University, holding a degree in Secondary Education (Mathematics) and a minor in Fashion. This year, 2022-2023, will be his first-year teaching full-time. He plans on working towards his Master’s in Educational Leadership in the near future.

Faculty: Jason, Whitaker

Jason, Whitaker, Director of Athletics Born right here in Phoenix, Arizona, Jason grew up playing sports, loving baseball, and soccer.  Jason became passionate about soccer at the age of 12, played collegiately and is a current USSF Official and has coached for several years at various levels.  Jason has an accomplished career in education, athletics, and school leadership. […]

Faculty: Erin Zhang

Erin Zhang, Academic Coach Ms. Zhang joined Highland Prep in 2019 as a Math teacher. In her short teaching time here, her students have demonstrated tremendous academic growth on standardized assessments. She has been commended by parents and students on her above and beyond efforts in supporting students to achieve their goals. Ms. Zhang has also been the […]

Faculty: Bjorn Norstrom

Bjorn Norstrom, STEM Coach Mr. Bjorn Norstrom is originally from Sweden but moved to the US in 1993 and has lived in Louisiana, Arizona, and Vermont prior to moving back to Arizona in 2021. He has a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in TESL and a post-master certificate in information technology. In addition, he holds numerous […]

Faculty: Renetta MacInnes

Renetta MacInnes, Registrar Ren has worked in Manufacturing for over 10 years as a Document Control Administrator.She brings her experience in quality systems management and engineering to ensure things run as smoothly as possible within the student admissions department. She has a loving family that includes one crazy cat, and her hobby is playing video games! Ren […]

Faculty: Tammy Cline

Tammy Cline, Office Manager Tammy Cline is excited about joining the team at Highland Prep. She is a driven and detail- oriented administrative professional. Tammy has been involved with charter school administration for over 20 years. She has decades of progressive and broad experience in project planning and management. Tammy is experienced in front office procedures, state reporting […]

Faculty: Niyla Espinosa

Niyla Espinosa, Office Assistant Niyla brings her extensive experience with office management and customer service to our school. She has worked for over 15 years as a financial advisor, and we are glad to have her knowledge as part of our team. She is personable and builds comradery with everyone she meets. She has a loving husband […]

Faculty: Yomairis Colon

Yomairis Colon, Special Projects Coordinator Yomairis Colon has fourteen years of administrative experience and five years of office management. She has knowledge in school finance procedures, student enrollment, student records, attendance, grading systems, and state reporting. She holds an Associates in Liberal Arts degree and has a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration on Social Sciences.

Faculty: Seth Rachlin

Seth Rachlin, Director of Community Based Entrepreneurship and Innovation Dr. Rachlin has close to 30 years experience building and advising companies in the insurance, technology and business services sectors. He has founded, built and negotiated the sale of two companies to publicly traded entities. He has extensive experience as a consultant to over 50 Fortune 500 and middle […]