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Bailer Principal

Thomas Bailer


(315) 695-1631

Fitch Assistant Principal

Patrick Fitch

Assistant Principal

(315) 695-1631

Abbott Academic Dean

Helen Abbott

Academic Dean 

(315) 695-1631


JCB Office Staff

Amanda Tuttle


(315) 695-2301

Fax: (315) 954-1178


Bridget Arnold

Typist – Attendance Clerk

(315) 695-1631

Fax: (315) 954-1178


Adam Schmidtmann


To the Firebird community, 


It is with great excitement and anticipation for the 2023-24 school year that I begin my eighth year as the principal of J.C. Birdlebough High School! The first seven years have been filled with building positive relationships, continually trying to improve our approaches to student learning and achievement, and watching the world around us evolve in different ways.  Through it all, we adjust, we make change, we remain flexible, and we continue to rise as the Phoenix does!


Our Firebird students showed their fire throughout the 2022-23 school year, demonstrating excellence in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in the fine arts arena, as well as returning to a more familiar learning environment after the challenges of the past few years.  There were high levels of academic success; this led to achievement on assessments, scholarship awards, and college acceptances. The JCB staff continually  dedicates themselves to the success of each and every one of our students!


To the students of JCB, the start of every new school year is your opportunity to reconsider what really ignites you, to dream about the possibilities that exist in your future, and to set goals for your path to success. We encourage you to get involved in the life of your school by engaging in healthy activities (athletics, clubs, organizations, etc.) that build relationships, enhance skills, and give you a sense of pride.  This school year is going to be a great one and I challenge you all to Reach Beyond in ‘23-’24!


Mr. Thomas W. Bailer

Attendance Notes

Please give us a call or send us an email if your child is absent. For an absence to be considered excused, you must provide either a handwritten note or an email. It is important that your child is able to make up their school work.

MISSION STATEMENT: John C. Birdlebough High School is committed to a strong educational program that promotes academic and personal growth for all students. It is our goal to graduate students who have positive self-images and are open-minded, informed, responsible, productive members of society, able to make intelligent choices. This will be accomplished in a safe and orderly environment, through the efforts of a highly skilled and dedicated staff, in cooperation with the State Education Department, the Phoenix Board of Education, parents, students, and other members of the community.


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