A Note from Our Principal

Dear Liberty Families, 

I am excited to begin my second year as principal of Liberty Elementary and to continue to support the students, staff, and families for the 2021-2022 school year.  I joined the PV family in 2011, serving six years as a teacher at Copper Canyon Elementary and the past three years as the Assistant Principal at Eagle Ridge Elementary. Prior to moving to Arizona from Florida in 2011, I was a reading specialist, a new teacher mentor, and a classroom teacher for eleven years in grades Pre-K through 5.  I graduated from the University of Florida with both Bachelor and Master of Education degrees. I earned a second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University in 2017. 

My husband, Dave, and I have been married since 1995, and we have two beautiful daughters, Ava and Lily.  Ava is in her third year at the University of Arizona, and Lily is a sophomore at the University of Florida.  When I have free time, I enjoy adventures with my family, hiking, going to the movies, traveling, and reading. 

As the building administrator, my priorities and commitment to the Liberty community are to:

  1. Build solid relationships with the students, staff, and families. 

  2. Support and strengthen successful programs already in place while also working with stakeholders to develop and implement new initiatives. 

  3. Support the overall health and well-being of students and staff. 

  4. Value passion and purpose to make a difference. 

  5. Bring energy and positivity to our campus every day. 

This year we are excited to partner with GCU as they bring professional development to our staff. Our goal is to increase student academic achievement by using a STEAM approach to learning.

These include guiding student inquiry, dialogue, critical thinking, and collaboration through cross-curricular, integrated learning experiences. 

I look forward to working with each of you as partners in your child’s education and to helping every student reach their highest potential. I am truly honored to serve at Liberty, and I am committed to continuing the school’s tradition of community and excellence. 

Peace, Love, Liberty!

Jennifer Penoyer