Dear Sidewinder Families:
I am both humbled and honored to introduce myself as the new principal of Greenbrier Elementary School beginning the 2023-2024 school year. I am an Arizona native, born and raised in the West Valley. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
My career in education began with DVUSD, where I taught for seven years. I then moved to the Cave Creek School District, where I served as an assistant principal for five years. For the last twelve years, I have been a principal in the Tolleson Elementary School District. I am thrilled to be returning to DVUSD to serve the students and families of the Greenbrier community.
In my personal life, I am blessed with two amazing children, Darren (28) and Jennifer (25). They attended DVUSD schools and now live in Arizona. I also have an awesome son-in-law and two beautiful grandchildren. In my free time, I enjoy basking in the beautiful sunshine of Arizona, swimming, golf, music, and sneaking away to the beach, whenever possible.
My passion and belief in education is that all children are capable of success, no exceptions! When students are provided with a safe learning environment, a growth mindset, highly effective educators who make learning fun and connect with real-world application – high levels of learning happen!
Your partner in education,
Cynthia Mills, M. Ed.