Quail Run Elementary School
18 Years Education Experience
Education: Bachelor's Degree from the University of Arizona, Master's Degree from Grand Canyon University
Became a principal: 2013
Started at current school: Fall 2013
I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. Then I earned my post baccalaureate elementary teaching certificate from the University of Arizona in 1997. My teaching career began in Tucson Unified School District, where I taught for three years. After we had our son, my husband and I relocated to Phoenix. I joined Paradise Valley Unified School District in August of 2000. I taught at Palomino Elementary for one year and then moved to Arrowhead Elementary where I remained for ten years. My teaching experience ranges from first through fourth grades in the classroom setting, and kindergarten through sixth grades as a language acquisition pull-out teacher. During my teaching career, I was awarded the Esperanza Award and I earned my National Board Certification. My last two years at Arrowhead I worked as an Instructional Coach. I earned my Master's Degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University in 2010, the same year I was selected as a Rodel Aspiring Principal. I served as Assistant Principal at Wildfire Elementary for two years prior to getting my first assignment as principal at Quail Run Elementary.