Metro Contacts

Jeff Graves
I am Jeff Graves, Metro principal for the past few years. I have a special education background, and this is my sixth year here. I am coming up on 20 years in education, and just love working with kids. I’ve worked at a couple of other districts, but the IntelliSchool approach to education is far and away the most effective in response to student need. I really enjoy the camaraderie and teamwork so valued and encouraged by the leadership here. Research shows that family/home support is critical to student success. I encourage all guardians to reach out anytime with questions or concerns; Metro staff stand ready to help. On breaks from school, I really enjoy spending time in the mountains. At home, I enjoy talking about me with my wife, reading, and petting my cat.

phone – 480-712-5561
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Mary Marquez
Hello Parents, Guardians and Students: My name is Mary Marquez. I am the secretary at the Metro IntelliSchool Campus. I am in my 3rd year with IntelliSchool and it has been interesting and very rewarding. I am not a teacher but I feel I contribute to our students, parents and staff! I have 2 granddaughters who attend the PV site, 2 Miniature Yorkies, great grand puppies (they are 3 1/2 years old), and a 10 year old chocolate Labrador, she is my grand dog! My absolute fun fact is my girls, my granddaughters and I LOVE to go to Disneyland!!!

phone – 480-744-9541
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Nick Tadin
Hello, my name is Nick Tadin, Lead Counselor at IntelliSchool. I have been with Intelli for almost 5 years now and have loved every minute of it. I have experience working with students in classrooms as well as society, which has helped me understand the process of intervention, crisis prevention, academic advisement, and career development. Also, my education in counseling and psychology has allowed me to learn the nuances of people while providing me with excellent interpersonal / communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and parents. Fun fact: I am weird, but weird is the new cool. I am forced to be an Apple enthusiast because of my 7 year old son. #weirdiscool #nerdsrule

phone – 602-726-5921
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Isaac Barrio
My name is Isaac Barrio and I’m the current resource teacher at Metro IntelliSchool. I have been with IntelliSchool 13 years and I love the environment and flexibility we provide for our students. Overall I have 24 years’ experience and can help with any academic or transition area. I enjoy sports, billiards, and collection sports memorabilia.

phone – 480-420-6320
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Lidija Alt
Hi! My name is Lidija Alt and I am an ELA teacher at Intelli School – Metro campus. I have been working for IntelliSchool for three years, and it has been a great experience. I come from Montenegro – it is a challenge to find my country on the map – and I have been teaching in Europe and Middle East before I moved to the States. IntelliSchool is a wonderful place where students are taken care of not only academically, but socially, emotionally and mentally which not every school offers or provides. To be part of such an amazing, supporting team makes me proud of my profession and service. I am very passionate about traveling and reading.

phone – 623-777-9399
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Tracy Tauscher
I have been teaching for 43 years at many levels in many environments. I have taught at trade schools, public high schools, community colleges and charter high schools. I began my career teaching home economics teacher but have taught math for the last 34 years. In addition to normal high school and college math courses, I have taught math to pre-school students in a parks and rec program as well as teaching math to students that were going to be elementary teachers. I have taught at many institutions in my long career but my time at IntelliSchool has been the most rewarding and enjoyable of them all. I love that I get to work on a one-to-one basis with students who are motivated and always do what we ask of them. Just as important to me is the incredible team that I am surrounded by on a daily basis who have the same professional commitment to the students. On an interesting note, I am a very competitive person and love playing board games and cards. I apply that competitiveness to teaching math to kids and I want them to win at math.

phone – 480-712-2192
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