Indian Bend Principal Jan Stevens Named Rodel Exemplary Principal

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Every year, the Rodel Foundation of Arizona selects teachers and principals to receive recognition for making measurable differences in the lives of students, staff and the local community.

In 2017, Indian Bend Principal Jan Stevens was one of eight Arizona principals to achieve Exemplary status. 

"Mrs. Stevens demonstrates extraordinary leadership by casting a vision with her staff and strategically planning for success. Her work ethic, passion, tireless commitment to excellence, and continued student achievement results are evident in her school climate and data. She successfully merged two Title I schools, carefully working with both communities to honor each school’s values and traditions. Mrs. Stevens effectively blended two school communities to have a shared vision that was inclusive of the 612 students and 82 staff members,” said Kimberly Guerin, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leadership.

Guerin continued: “Mrs. Jan Stevens believes in shared leadership and builds strong relationships with her students, staff and community. She is down to earth, transparent, trustworthy and credible. Mrs. Stevens says her sense of humor is one of her greatest leadership assets. The positive school culture permeates throughout the campus and is evident the moment you enter the front door of Indian Bend."

Jan Stevens holds a master's degree in educational leadership, and has been an educator for 36 years. She joined the PVSchools family in 2000. During her time at the district, she has also served as an assistant principal at Echo Mountain and as a principal at Cactus View Elementary School and Village Vista Elementary School.

Indian Bend Elementary School congratulates our Principal on this well-deserved honor!