Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Ed. Leadership-Honors-NAU 2013 Masters of Teaching Elementary Ed. K-8 SNC 2009 Bachelor's of Arts Psychology-ASU- 2007 Minor in Spanish SEI Endorsement HQ Grades 1-8

Mrs. Lauren Ghanooni

Bienvenidos to the 2022-2023 school year at Union Park. I am Lauren Ghanooni, the new Assistant Principal.  I am beyond eager to be a Toro. I am ecstatic to grow and learn with the Union Park staff and community. 


I have been in the Deer Valley Unified School District for three years but I have over 14 years of teaching and leadership experience combined.  I hold two master’s degrees in Teaching Elementary Education and Educational Leadership. I attended ASU and NAU. I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. I was able to attend the Universidad de Alicante in Spain to complete my Spanish courses. I have taught 4th and 5th grades including the gifted cluster classes for almost a decade. I taught middle school Spanish for 5th and 6th graders for three years.I am focused on relationship building and ensuring the safety of all students. 


I grew up in Phoenix and attended Sunnyslope High school. I have been married for nine years to “my sidekick” and we have two amazing daughters. We have two fur babies named Frankie and Z.  We love to travel and explore new places as a family! 

I am looking forward to getting to know you all. Please come say hi and visit me anytime. I can’t wait for what the future school year holds for us Toros.