Principal

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
Hugo Hernandez
x6418 / C-115


AP/Master Teacher
Denice Erickson
x2006 / C-114

It’s a great day to be a gopher! My name is Denice Erickson and I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to work with your children as assistant principal and master teacher at Florence K8. I have been in education for thirteen years, and have worked in FUSD for the past seven years as a teacher and master teacher at Florence High School. The strong traditions and sense of community that exit in Florence are like no other and I am thrilled that I will be able to continue on as a gopher in a new capacity. I look forward to continuing on the path of continuous improvement and supporting teachers in providing your students with high quality instruction and meeting their individual learning needs.