Park View Middle School

Learners today. Leaders tomorrow.


Debra Slagle

Mrs. Slagle has been the charter representative/superintendent for Park View Schools since 2003.  She added principal of Park View and Canyon View to her responsibilities in August 2014. Mrs. Slagle earned her Bachelors Degree from the University of Tampa in English, Psychology and Sociology.  She has Masters Degrees from Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University.  With almost 25 years in education, Mrs. Slagle is a certified Secondary Education Teacher, Guidance Counselor and Administrator.  She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Prior to entering the field of education, Mrs. Slagle worked with children and families in the behavioral health field; and before that, was as an editorial coordinator for two magazines, as well as an administrator in the nonprofit sector as the assistant to the president of a regional foundation.  While working with the foundation, she helped start a program for homeless families called The Bridge.  Mrs. Slagle has been married for 35 years and has two grown children.  In addition to her own children, she and her husband have had over a dozen international students live with them. For many years, Mrs. Slagle and her husband were in involved in Young Life, a Christian outreach organization for teens.  “The measure of my success,” says Mrs. Slagle, “Are the lives of students and others I may help on their road to success.  I passionately believe that every student should have the opportunity for a high quality education, regardless of whether they are rich or poor, their race or religion or whether they live in a big city or a rural area. At the end of the day, having a part in making that happen is what counts.”

James Herrera (Administrator and Athletic Director)


Betsy Bowers (SAIS Coordinator/Admin Assistant/Records Clerk/Transportation Director)

Mrs. Betsy Bowers has worked at Park View since 2009. She loves working with Park View students, and she finds her heart closest to working with pre-teen and teenage students. Mrs. Bowers grew up in Arizona but attended college in California where she earned a degree in Business and many certificates while studying court reporting, computers, and education. She taught community college classes including business math, various computer software programs, and grammar. After moving back to Arizona, she taught computer and keyboard classes to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Education has always been very important to Mrs. Bowers, and she strives to pass her love for education onto students. She will always welcome you with a smile and an open ear.

Angie Watson (Office Assistant/Meal Program Coordinator)

Mrs. Watson has been working in education, more specifically charter schools, for over 16 years. Her family moved to Prescott Valley when her children were young, believing that the Tri-City area is one of the best places to raise children. All 3 children attended charter schools and received a wonderful education. Mrs. Watson enjoys her job and loves working with students.

Jody Gratz (Social Studies)

Jeaneen Leach (English)

Nick Zarka (Math)

Before coming to Park View, Mr. Nick Zarka taught at Millikan High School in Long Beach, Ca and received his teaching credential from California State University Long Beach. He graduated as a member of the First Linked Learning cohort. He fell in love with teaching from his 8th grade social studies teacher who would dress up and act like famous figures in history. He loves teaching at Park View because he is greeted each morning by his students with smiling faces. The students and teaching staff have always been supportive of him and make each day enjoyable and fun filled.

Jessica Heinbaugh (Science)

 Before coming to Park View, she was a wildlife biologist, which makes sense because she loves animals. Students describe her as focused, engaged, and compassionate. They say, “She really loves science and makes us love science too.”

Liz Romberger (art)

Ms. Romberger is a 2014 graduate of NAU with a major in art education. She is from Payson, Arizona, and moved here with her fiancee and 2 furry children (dogs, Maya and Ridge) this summer. She loves art and embraces the weird and creative. 

Alex Bond (Physical Education)