Mrs. Jan Stevens
A Letter from your Indian Bend Elementary School Principal:
It is a great honor to serve as the principal of Indian Bend Elementary School at 36th Street and Thunderbird. Indian Bend was established in 1972. We are the mighty Thunderbirds. Our school has a long 32 year history of partnering with the community on behalf of our students. We have a very strong sense of community. Parents and community members volunteer their time and services to our school. We are a member of School Connect in which businesses, neighborhood churches, and organizations partner together for the success of students.
I have over 36 years of experience in education and have been a principal in Paradise Valley Unified School District since July of 2000. I have served at several elementaries as an administrator: Echo Mountain, Cactus View, Village Vista and Indian Bend. This upcoming school year, we are pleased to announce our merger with Arrowhead Elementary School as they close and are repurposed for our district. I have a bachelor’s degree in education from Judson College and my master’s degree is in Educational Leadership and Supervision. My husband and I have two lovely daughters and eight wonderful grandchildren.
At Indian Bend Elementary School, we pride ourselves in individualizing instruction for every child. We offer a free full-day kindergarten, free full-day preschool (through Community Education on our campus), and After The Bell (before and after school) programs which includes academic tutoring for those who qualify and enrichment classes.
Technology is a huge focus of our school and every child has a device to be used for instruction. Our library has over 30,000 books for our students and they attend library once per week. All students have music, art and physical education instruction each week, as well. Our 4th-6th graders can choose to be in band or strings programs.
We are a Kids At Hope school and believe that ALL children are capable of success...NO EXCEPTIONS! We invite you to join our Indian Bend Family. Go Thunderbirds!