Principal's Page

December 14, 2020


Welcome to the principal’s page for Premier High School.  I am the principal, Mrs. Petersen. I possess a Master’s Degree in Education Administration and an Arizona Principal’s License for grades K-12.  I have been in education for over 23 years, of which I have been an administrator at Premier High School for the last nine. 

I am a very proud mother of two children (ages 16 and 19) and two Goldendoodles (ages 2 and 5).  In my spare time, I spend time with family, hike, do yoga and love to travel (when possible).  I have been fortunate to have visited 18 different countries so far.

Our theme for the year is “Believe you can, and you are halfway there.”  We know that our students can accomplish great things, and everything begins with believing in themselves! Students are a precious resource and I have the honor of playing a part in preparing them for the future. I am especially proud of our positive academic performance as a school, our abilities to band together during difficult times and am looking forward to another great year!

With many challenges occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to offer distance learning structures to ensure that our students are able to learn in the safest and most effective environment possible.  Additional sanitation, health protocols and technology tools are in place for when we are able to return to on-campus learning.  While I understand that changes can be seen as unsettling, they can also be seen as opportunities to provide additional flexibility to our students that continue to help us achieve our mission of credit recovery.

We are continuing our free breakfast and lunch program this year during distance learning.  This program enables our students to have nutritious meals available to them at no cost and helps them to be more focused during learning time.  Our current program year enables us to serve both our current students and children age 18 and under as part of the adjustment for the ongoing pandemic.  

Please feel free to send me a message to let me know if you have suggestions.  I look forward to continuing to work with you in partnership in the new year! 


Debbie Petersen

Petersen Family 2019

Petersen Family