A.J. Malis, Principal
I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and went on to teach chemistry, AP Chemistry, and physics at Catalina Foothills and Salpointe Catholic. From 2000-2003, I took a brief period of time away from the classroom to work as an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Arizona. After leaving the UofA, I taught at Palo Verde HS for 8 years. In 2010, I began my career in administration when I took a position as an Instructional Support Assistant at Amphi Middle School and Ironwood Ridge High School. After I completed my Masters degree at Northern Arizona University I was promoted to assistant principal at Ironwood Ridge High School and served in that capacity for two years. I'm excited to be a part of the Tanque Verde Hawks family and I look forward to getting to know the students and families in the community.
Gary Lewis, Asst. Principal / Athletic Director
(520) 760-0801 ext. 1005
I am one of seven children brought into this world by an amazing couple. My father, from the Los Angeles area, met my mother who is from St. Quentin, France, while he was stationed in France as a member of the United States Air Force. Unlike four of my brothers, who were born in France, I happened to be born in upstate New York. My only sister and my youngest brother were born in California. Our family finally settled in Tucson in the early 70’s. I attended Sahuaro HS before receiving a basketball scholarship to attend Texas A&M University, where I earned my undergraduate degree. After a brief stint of playing basketball professionally in France, I returned to Arizona to begin my teaching and coaching career. Along my journey, with stops at Sahuaro, Catalina Foothills, and most recently, Tucson High, I received a Masters degree from both Concordia University, and Grand Canyon University. I am thrilled to join the Tanque Verde High School community and anticipate great things from our students.
Office Manager - Mary Montano ext. 1000
Attendance/Registration - ext. 1001
Athletics Secretary - Lloydyne Rapp ext. 1007
Nurse - Priscilla Jemming ext. 1003