Meet Our Principal

Dear Eastmark High School Community,

I am excited and honored to begin serving as your principal at Eastmark High School. It is my responsibility to support, encourage, and motivate staff and students as we look to pursue excellence in all that we do. I believe that all students can achieve success if they have adequate support and time. As your principal, and in collaboration with our school’s administration and staff, we will be constantly looking to support our students and maximize learning opportunities. I also believe that campus safety and security is our highest priority. I appreciate the support of the community in our endeavor to provide a high-quality educational experience to all of our students.

My career in public education began at the junior high level as a teacher, specifically social studies for four years. I then moved to the high school level for six years teaching honors-level curriculum. In this capacity, I also coached varsity football with our teams earning two Arizona 6A state championships and top 25 nationally-ranked distinction. Students under my leadership earned scholarships to the Ivy League, PAC 12, military service academies, and various universities throughout the country. Next, I served as an assistant principal overseeing facilities and performing arts. I oversaw a $45 million campus renovation and an Arizona ABODA state marching band championship. For two years I also served as an athletics director. In my most recent administrative position at Queen Creek High School, I oversaw curriculum and instruction, advancement placement, dual enrollment, and career and technical education programming. I am entering my 15th year in public education, and I believe my experiences will be value added to our campus community.

It is my intention to make Eastmark High School the heart of the community. Eastmark has quickly established itself as a successful school in the east valley, and we will always be looking at ways to improve. We welcome all stakeholders to be involved in our school. I look forward to meeting you and having an outstanding school year!


Jay Schnittger

Jay Schnittger, Principal