Joanne Pike
x2005 / C-216

This is my 8th year working for the Florence Unified School District.  I am super proud to be part of the FK8 ‘Gopher’ team this year.  Prior to coming to FK8, I served seven years as the Principal of Copper Basin and worked fourteen years in the Apache Junction Unified School District.  My husband and I have lived in Arizona most of our lives.  We have five children and seven wonderful grandchildren.  This school year we will be focusing on high academic and behavioral expectations, putting some new banners in the gym, and school-wide collaboration.  I truly believe that by working together we can accomplish anything!

Assistant Principal
Deanna Potter
x2006 / C-116

This is my 15th year in the Florence Unified School District.  Prior to being the Assistant Principal here at Florence K-8, I was the Assistant Principal at Skyline K-8, the Master Teacher and math teacher at Florence High School and a teacher at Walker Butte.  I love being part of the Gopher team.  My family lives nearby and my two boys come to school here at FK8 also.  I look forward to helping the students and staff continue to grow and achieve greatness.