About Our Principal
Mrs. Vivian Hunt has dedicated her life to the education of children. She has served as a first grade teacher, third grade teacher, reading specialist, assistant principal and principal throughout her 43 years as an educator. She most recently is excited to be the proud principal of The Traditional Academy at Bellair. Some of the honors bestowed to Mrs. Hunt include:
- Arizona Educational Foundation state-wide Top Ten Teacher of the Year 2003
- Arizona Educational Foundation state-wide Top Five Teacher of the Year 2004
- Arizona Educational Foundation A+ School of Excellence for Arrowhead Elementary in 2019
- Maricopa County 2nd Round Finalist for the Exemplary Principal of the Year Award in 2020
On the personal side, Mrs. Hunt has been married to the love of her life Steve Hunt for 25 years. She has five children and seven grandchildren who bring her much pride and joy every day. Mrs. Hunt loves to paint, read, play scrabble, and has managed to make it to level 23,945 with 41,492 bonus point on Word Connect in her spare time. There is an adventurous side that surfaces every once in a while in the form of para sailing in Hawaii, racing 120 miles per hour at Phoenix International Raceway and over spring break kayaking on the Verde River. She describes herself on Twitter as ‘Lover of Life” which pretty must sums up the essence of Mrs. Hunt.