Eastpointe High School Staff

Meet our teachers, mentors and team members on a mission to inspire Arizona students in a meaningful way.

Mr. Uriah Grissum

Mr. Uriah Grissum

Phoenix Site Director

Mr Grissum began in education as a teacher in mathematics, and sciences for 7 years. Mr. Grissum is currently site director of Eastpointe Highschool South Phoenix Campus. Mr. Grissum was also a part of a tremendous coaching staff that coached 8 young men to the CAA Division 3 Arizona State West Conference Championship in 2016 and were victorious! Mr. Grissum was recognized by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association which granted him along with other staff members the 2016 Educational Program Award. Mr Grissum has been very instrumental over the years in growing DRP programs, as well as being a positive image and support to youth in the community. Mr Grissum has served as Youth & College president for the state of Arizona for the NAACP (2018-2020) and continues to strive for excellence.

Contact Mr. Grissum:
928-503-3702
ugrissum@eastpointehs.net

Graduate of: Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University

Ms. Dareen Abdel Fattah

Ms. Dareen Abdel Fattah

Phoenix Mentor

Ms. Dareen graduated with her Bachelors in Medical Studies from Arizona State University in 2018 and has been a private tutor for university-level subjects since 2016. She is currently working as a mentor/TA at East Pointe High School until acceptance to dental school.

Contact Ms. Abdel Fattah:
dabdelfattah@eastpointehs.net

Graduate of: Arizona State University

Arizona State University

 Mr. Kelvin Strozier

Mr. Kelvin Strozier

Downtown Tucson Site Director

Mr. Kelvin Strozier has been in education for over 20 years. During that time, Mr. Strozier has served students throughout the Tucson area, as well as other parts of the country. He was a teacher for eleven years and spent five years creating, building and running a K-8 charter school; while also serving as the principal for the 6th – 8th grade there. He also spent 3 additional years as a high school principal at a local charter school. In addition to that, he has obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, as well as Principal Certification. He is passionate about education, particularly in areas where students have been underserved.

Contact Mr. Strozier:
520-381-0020
kstrozier@eastpointehs.net 

Graduate of: Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Mr. Eric Davis

Mr. Eric Davis

Downtown Tucson Math Mentor

Mr. Erick Davis is the math mentor at Eastpointe Rise-up Downtown Tucson. Mr. Davis graduated from Glenville State College, which he attended on a football scholarship. After he received his bachelor’s degree, he attended the University of Phoenix where he received his M.B.A. Mr. Davis has been teaching math for 8 years.

Contact Mr. Davis:
edavis@eastpointehs.net

Graduate of: Glenville State College
Glenville State College

Mr. David Jones

Mr. David Jones

Mesa Site Director

Mr. David Jones is a graduate of the University of Washington and played basketball there. He transitioned that experience into a long career as a professional basketball player in both the NBA and International leagues. Mr. Jones started with the Rise Up program in April of 2021 and has been instrumental in organizing community events for our students in areas such as college and career readiness.

Contact Mr. Jones:
djones@eastpointehs.net

Graduate of: Washington State University

Washington State University

Mr. Shaun Strickland

Mr. Shaun Strickland

Mesa Mentor

Mr. Shaun Strickland started with the Rise Up Tempe program in January of 2021. He has a B.A. in Secondary Education from Arizona State University and has experience teaching in the Mesa Public Schools district in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Strickland also has an extensive background in technology, working as a design and development project manager for several years. Mr. Strickland was raised in Mesa, Arizona, and is extremely excited to get to work with the students in the Mesa Rise Up program!

Contact Mr. Strickland:
480-389-4807‬
sstrickland@eastpointehs.net

Graduate of:Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Mr. Gregory Lloyd

Mr. Gregory Lloyd

Community Outreach Coordinator

Mr. Lloyd attended Michigan State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications and a Psychology minor. He also obtained his Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University. Mr. Lloyd has over 30 years of experience mentoring, encouraging, and teaching youth in several different settings. The last 13 years Mr. Lloyd has been with Eastpointe High School as a mentor, computer instructor, and community outreach. Mr. Lloyd’s communication skills enable him to connect with those who are difficult to connect with, which allows him to bring out the best in them and produce positive results.

Contact Mr. Lloyd:
520-240-5854
glloyd@eastpointehs.net

Graduate of: Michigan State University

Michigan State University

Mr. Kevin Partida

Mr. Kevin Partida

Community Outreach

Mr. Partida was born in Long Beach, CA but was raised in South Phoenix. Mr. Partida has always been a servant to his community and has served students from the same communities that he grew up in. Since graduating from ASU in 2015, Kevin has been working in the public sector/social services arena and wants to continue to support students in successfully graduating HS.

Contact Mr. Partida:
602-730-4239
kpartida@eastpointehs.net

Graduate of:Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Ms. Doreen Asher

Ms. Doreen Asher

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Doreen Asher has worked in education for over 25 years. This is her 11th year working at Eastpointe High School. She has worked in Special Education for 14 of those years. She has also implemented and ran a youth soccer league on the East coast. She has worked with youth for numerous years., helping to mentor and educate students. Ms. Asher received an Associates degree from Pima Community College. She is always available to help students.

Contact Ms. Asher:
520.460.5584
dasher@eastpointehs.net

Graduate of: Pima Community College

Pima Community College

Ms. Danyele Grissum

Ms. Danyele Grissum

Learning Lab Leader

Ms. Danyele Grissum has obtained her B.A. in Learning & Pedagogy from Northern Arizona University, and is currently completing a Master’s program in Instructional Leadership. Her career in education has included work in special education, reading intervention, art & music, curriculum development, and private school administration. Ms. Grissum has been with the RISE UP Tempe program since last October, and has worked in education for 11 years. Ms. Grissum is excited to support the students at RISE UP in any way possible!

Contact Ms. Grissum:
928-273-6375
dgrissum@eastpointehs.net 

Graduate of: Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Ms. Belem Arredondo

Ms. Belem Arredondo

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Arredondo joined Eastpointe High School in the Fall of 2019. Ms. Arredondo has a substantial background in Administration and is eager to learn new things and help our students reach their main goal, GRADUATION!

Contact Ms. Grissum:
602-562-0335
barredondo@eastpointehs.net 

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