Contact Global Academy

School Location & Directions

Office Hours

  • Monday–Thursday: 8:00am–4:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am–2:30pm (closed on Friday during June and July)

Final Exam Testing Hours

  • Students may begin their exams on Tuesdays–Thursdays from 1:00–3:30pm (we will stay no later than 5:00 pm for students to finish)

    (No testing on Mondays and Fridays, school holidays, fall, winter, and spring breaks)

    Students must arrange for a time to come to the testing center. They may sign up for a time to take their final exam by clicking the Final Exam links on their Buzz homepage.



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jared Ryan, Interim Principal and Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

Mr. Ryan is a highly experienced educator who is the Gilbert Public Schools Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives. In his role at Global Academy, Mr. Ryan leads Global Academy's personnel and is responsible for all matters related to the school's operation. 

Phone: 480-507-1476


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.D. - Education Leadership and Innovation (Arizona State University) M.Ed. - Secondary Education (Arizona State University) B.A. - Political Science (Beloit College)

Dr. Peter Bartanen, Director

Dr. Bartanen has been with Gilbert Public Schools since 2017. In his role, Dr. Bartanen oversees Global Academy's curriculum and platform, asynchronous classes, and supports district schools with their own blended learning initiatives.

His research interests include educational technology, student discipline, and education leadership.

Prior to joining GPS, Dr. Bartanen was a science teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal in the Balsz School District in Phoenix. In 2013 he was named Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA).

He resides in Gilbert with his wife and young daughter.

Contacting Teachers

  • Please note: To contact a teacher please find current teacher contact information and email securely through Infinite Campus. Look under schedule and click on the name of the class.

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