Principal's Page

Welcome to the principal’s page for Premier High School.  I am principal, Mr. Scheuer.  After serving 10 years in the U.S. Navy in the Gulf War era, I earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history along with teacher licensure from Arizona State University.  I began my teaching career in in 2001 with Dysart USD89 and have also taught in Colorado Springs (Academy District 20 and Harrison District 2).  I also have post master’s advanced studies from University of Colorado in education leadership (with school principal licensure).  I have also led teacher recruitment and retention programs at Arizona Department of Education and Colorado Department of Education.  Further, I have served on the Teacher Education Advisory Board with Rio Salado College and taught teacher education courses at Western Governor’s University and University of Northern Colorado.

I am excited to return to my K-12 “roots” in Phoenix and to be at PHS continuing the school’s positive academic performance, student success/achievements. Our theme for this year is “Education is Your Passport to the Future” and our driving forces towards students reaching their dreams, college/career readiness, and in making positive differences in the world.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking with my favorite spots being Boulder Canyon Trail in the Superstition Wilderness along with Devil’s Kitchen and Serpent’s Trail, both in Colorado National Monument.  I am also an avid collector of vinyl records, fan of my “hometown” Buffalo sports teams (Bills, Sabres, Bandits), and a past youth ice hockey coach for the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Continue to check our main web page as well as our newsletters for ongoing updates about our programs and services and celebrations of successes.  Important announcements are also sent out via Premier’s Remind group.  You can sign up for a free account and download the app at and use code @premiercha.  If you have questions or need assistance getting on Remind, please give the school a call at 623-245-1500.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or if you have any suggestions.  I look forward to continuing to work with you in our partnership this school year.

Mr. John Scheuer

Mr. Scheuer