Welcome to North Canyon High School, home of the Rattlers! At North Canyon our teachers create a challenging and rewarding learning environment for all students. Our teachers, support staff and administration are dedicated to student success and growth. This is evident each and every day in classrooms and in the casual interactions between students and staff in the hallways and at school events. We are a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) school. Our "Rattler Pride" expectations, developed by students, are: be respectful, be accountable, be responsible and take initiative. Our mission is "to empower students to care, learn, and succeed, ensuring college and career readiness;" and we work extremely hard to focus on each part of the mission. North Canyon is a welcoming school. Besides our signature (IB, AVID, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services) and academic programs, we have wonderful fine arts and career/technical education electives so that students have the opportunity to pursue their interests. Participation in sports and clubs offers other opportunities to make high school memorable. Come join the North Canyon family!
I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors Degree in Education is 2003. My teaching career began in Paradise Valley Unified School District that same year, where I taught at Cactus View Elementary. My teaching experience was primarily in the primary grades. During my teaching career, I was involved with a variety of clubs and committees. I was the Student Council Advisor for several years at Cactus View, ran after school programs and was a part of many committees. I also had the opportunity to teach summer school for 9 years. The last two summers of teaching summer school, I was the site director. My last two years at Cactus View I worked as an Instructional Coach. I also earned my Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Northern Arizona University in 2010. In 2010, I had a wonderful opportunity to serve as Assistant Principal at Grayhawk Elementary School for one year prior to getting my first assignment as Principal at Boulder Creek Elementary. I am thrilled to be at North Canyon High School and I look forward to many happy years here at NCHS! Go Rattlers!