Principal's Page

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 25 years, of which I have been an administrator at Premier High School for the last 10. 

I am a very proud mother of two children (ages 17 and 19) and two Goldendoodles (ages 3 and 6).  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 “The best way to predict your future is to create it!”  Students are a precious resource and I have the honor of playing a part in preparing them for the future.  I am expecially proud of our positive academic performance as an A-rated school, our abilities to band together during difficult times and am looking forward to a new year with our students returning to in-person learning! 

With many challenges occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic, additional sanitation, health protocols and technology tools remain in place to support on-campus learning.  I understand that we have new challenges as a result of the pandemic, but we also have new opportunities to provide additional resources to our students that will help us achieve our mission of credit recovery.

We are continuing our free breakfast and lunch program this year.  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.   Continue to check the main page of our website for ongoing updates abour our programs and services.

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