Betty H Fairfax High School
Administrative TeamPrincipal: Ms. Chandra AlexanderPhone: 602-764-9020Assistant Principal for Registration: Ms.Amarilis Granillo-SoteloPhone #: 602-764-9008
Mrs. Sotelo is originally from Tucson, Arizona. She is an alumni of Tucson High Magnet School, as well as the University of Arizona. Mrs. Sotelo also has love for Arizona State University. Through her studies at Arizona State University, she received a Master of Education in Special Education in 2014, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership through the iLeadAz Principal Pathway program in 2017.
She began her career in Glendale, Arizona where she taught kindergarten through eighth grade special education with Glendale Elementary School District. She later came to Phoenix Union High School District where she worked as an Exceptional Student Service co-teacher in English at Alhambra High School, and later served as the Exceptional Student Service Facilitator.
Mrs. Sotelo is currently the Assistant Principal of Registration at Betty H. Fairfax High School. Mrs. Sotelo supports the school by overseeing registration, student enrollment, counseling, and other duties. Mrs. Sotelo hopes to create relationships with the students and families that she serves at Betty H. Fairfax High School. As a first generation college graduate, she hopes to support students and families throughout their educational journeys, and help them make their goals come true! Please feel free to stop by and meet her in the registration office at Betty H. Fairfax High School! J
Mrs. Sotelo married Robert Sotelo in 2015. Robert Sotelo is a product of Phoenix Union High School District and attended Maryvale High School. She has ten nieces and nephews who also attend other PXU schools including Alhambra High School, North High School, and Linda Abril Educational Academy.Assistant Principal for Instruction: Ms. Lwazi MegwaPhone #: 602-764-9045
I am originally from Johannesburg South Africa. I came to America on a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree. I am multi-lingual in five languages English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho. My goal is to learn conversational Spanish.
I am the Assistant Principal of Instruction overseeing testing, curriculum, Title 1 & II budgets, professional learning communities, academic interventions, school improvement, professional development and evaluations, among other duties. I started my career in education as a business teacher at Cesar Chavez High School in 1999. After teaching for five years. I became the Assistant Principal of Registration at North High School in 2005. I hold two Education Master’s degrees from Arizona State University. Go Devils!
I am proud to be a first generation college graduate. I have three adult sons who are all college graduates. My WHY for working as an educator comes from my strong conviction that I have an obligation to prepare our students to be successful in their post-secondary endeavors.
“Education is the most POWERFUL WEAPON which you can use to change the WORLD”
--- Nelson Mandela ---Assistant Principal for Student Opportunities: Mr. Kevin BelcherPhone #: 602-764-9070
Mr. Belcher is originally from Camden County, New Jersey. He has been teaching and coaching in Arizona for 21 years; he joined Phoenix Union in 2002. Mr. Belcher was an Advanced Biology and Chemistry Teacher and the Varsity Head Football Coach at both Central and Fairfax high schools. Mr. Belcher is one of the few remaining ‘original staff members,’ who helped open Betty Fairfax High School (in 2007). In 2014, Coach Belcher became the Assistant Principal of Student Opportunities and Athletic Director at Fairfax. Fairfax Athletics was honored as the District Athletic Program of the Year in both 2017 and 2018.
Like many PXU students and alumnae, Mr. Belcher a first-generation high school and college graduate. Coach Belcher takes great pride in supporting student-athletes with pursuit and attainment of their goals. His WHY for teaching and coaching continues to be the desire to help students develop goals, identify opportunities, and feel confidence, courage, and preparedness to pursue their dreams in education, career, and life.
Mr. Belcher has continued his own education. He is a nationally Certified Athletic Administrator. He is currently Arizona’s Coordinator for Professional Development (AIAAA). He is working with representatives of each state to advance the national training program and teach the athletic administrators throughout Arizona for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association (NIAAA). In addition, Mr. Belcher serves on multiple committees for the Arizona Interscholastics Association (AIA). Mr. Belcher has received numerous honors at the district, state, and national level for developing original leadership programs for coaches and athletes.
Recent Professional Awards and Honors
Assistant Principal for Student Services: Mr. Jeff Heredia
- 2018 AIA Administrator of the Year
- 2018 AIAAA 5A Conference Athletic Director of the Year.
- 2018 PXU District Athletic Director of the Year
- 2016 Certified Athletic Administrator – National Athletic Administrators Association
- 2011 Region Coach of the Year
- 2006 AIA Coach of the Year Finalist
- 2006 Region Coach of the Year
- 2000 Recipient of Thomas J Gallia Bronze Medallion awarded in recognition of Excellence in Secondary Teaching from Rowan University.
Phone #: 602-764-9066