By Dana Trumbull
At the May 17, 2018, Apache Junction Unified School District special Board meeting, Kenny DeLoera was confirmed as the new Assistant Principal at Cactus Canyon Junior High School. DeLoera was one of the three finalists for Apache Junction High School Principal, a position that went to Chaparral High School Principal Dr. Angela Chomokos.
Formerly the assistant superintendent with Intelli-School charter schools, DeLoera was praised by CCJH Principal Courtney Castelhano, who said, “He comes to us with a lot of knowledge about curriculum and behavior… When we met him, he immediately impressed us as being really genuine. Our team feels that he will be a great fit to our culture and our school.”
“I’m really passionate about working in schools and working for kids and having equal education for all students,” DeLoera replied. “And I’m really excited to be working with such a great team in, what I’m getting a sense for already, is a really tight community.”
DeLoera replaces interim Assistant Principal Katherine McAllister.