A Message from our Principal

Jennifer Teshka

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Vulture Peak Middle School, home of the Eagles. We are a small school located in the rural community of Wickenburg, Arizona. Vulture Peak Middle School has approximately 219 students in grades 6-8 and 20 certified and classified staff members. As the oldest school in our district, we have a strong tradition of community and educational excellence with our students.

I wish to express my sincere pleasure for having the opportunity to serve as principal of Vulture Peak Middle School. I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such an outstanding school community. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Wickenburg community. I have been dedicated to the field of education for eight years. During this time, my experiences include teaching elementary for six years and working as the instructional coach/administrative assistant at Vulture Peak for the past two years.

During the 2014-2015 school year we will continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and that build relationships. As your principal, it is crucial that all who step through our doors, staff, students, and parents, are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. We are currently recruiting volunteers that fit this criteria!

The theme of this school year is empathy! New ideas and activities are always welcome at Vulture Peak Middle School! So far this year, students have done the following:

  • Mrs. Selman’s 7th grade honors class adopted a baby elephant through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Organization.
  • The entire school collected over 1,000 shoes for the Souls for Soles organization. 
  • 7th and 8th grade students participated in The Be One Project. The Be One Project is a peer to peer community-building and anti-bullying program for students in grades 5-8.
  • Vulture Peak Middle School will participate in the WUSD Clothing Drive for students and families in the Wickenburg community.
  • Students, teachers, parents, and community members have formed the first ever “Anti-Bullying Task Force”. This team meets monthly on ideas and activities with the goal of creating a higher awareness of bullying in our school and in the community.

If I can ever be of assistance, please call or e-mail me. It is through open dialogue that we can truly connect. Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great community as we welcome each of you back to Vulture Peak in the fall. Go, Eagles!


Jennifer Teshka

Jennifer Teshka, Principal