Faculty: Jeff Heinz

Jeff Heinz, Mathematics Faculty Mr. Jeff Heinz received his bachelor’s degree from Lesley University in Mathematics with a minor in education and psychology. Right after, he got his master’s degree in Health and Wellness Management from Merrimack College. He has been a teacher since 2023. He played baseball and swam and enjoys coaching baseball.

Faculty: Silvia Dueñas

Silvia Dueñas, Language Arts Faculty Silvia Dueñas was born and raised in Sonora, Mexico. Ms. Silvia Duenas received her bachelor’s degree in education from the Universidad Del Desarrollo Professional. Ms. Duenas has taught everything from kindergarten through high school since 2012. She has taught both English and Spanish. Five years ago, Silvia relocated to Arizona with […]

Faculty: Scott Moeller

Scott Moeller, Language Arts Faculty Scott Moeller brings over 30 years of diverse classroom experience to Highland Prep, having taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from the University of Northern Iowa.

Faculty: Mark Ruiz

Mark Ruiz, STEM Faculty Mr. Mark Ruiz received his associate degree in Physics at Oxnard College. Shortly after, he received his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Utah. He has been teaching since 2022. He has taught mathematics, computer science, and leadership courses.

Faculty: Ray Hoffman

Ray Hoffman, Language Arts Faculty Mr. Ray Hoffman received his bachelor’s degree in English with a certificate of Linguistics and Rhetoric from Northern Arizona University. He also tested for German and French fluency. He worked in sales as a manager prior to teaching. He has been a teacher since 2021 in the Scottsdale area.

Faculty: Vincent Caputo

Vincent Caputo, Language Arts Faculty Vincent Caputo is a highly qualified educator with eleven years of teaching experience. He has an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, an M.A. in Media Studies, and a B.A. in Film Studies. Mr. Caputo’s teaching expertise includes teaching English Language Arts for more than a decade, as well as several years […]

Faculty: Destiny Dominguez

Ms. Dominguez has 3 years of experience in corporate Social Media content creation and management, and marketing research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Faculty: Michael Judge

Michael Judge, Fine Arts Faculty Mr. Michael Judge is an Ohio native. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Media and a Master’s Degree in Composition/Music Theory from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. During his time there, Mr. Judge accumulated a wealth of experience in various musical disciplines including conducting, vocal arranging, producing, studio work, piano, […]

Faculty: Caleb Cajthaml

Caleb Cajthaml, Language Arts Faculty Caleb Cajthaml is a dedicated educator with a passion for all things English. He earned his bachelor’s degree in filmmaking and English literature from Arizona State University and joins Highland Prep with previous experience as a high school film teacher. With a deep love for all storytelling, Mr. Cajthaml prioritizes opportunities that engage […]

Faculty: Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson, Social Studies Faculty Derek Anderson is a passionate educator with experience teaching US and World History. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, specializing in History and Coaching, from Arizona Christian University, where he distinguished himself as a 2x All SAC Conference receiver and was celebrated as an All GSAC sprinter in the 4×100 relay, 100m, […]