Phone: (623) 445-4101
Degrees and Certifications:
Standard Professional Principal, PreK-12 Standard Professional Elementary, K-8 Approved Subject Areas * Middle Grades Mathematics 6-8 Full Endorsements * Middle Grade, 5-9 * Structured English Immersion, PreK-12 * Reading Specialist, K-12 * Mathematics, K-8
I am proud to be a Park Meadows Scorpion!
This is my 19th year in teaching and education and my 8th year in this district, DVUSD. This is my first year at Park Meadows and my first year in an admin role as Dean (Assistant Principal). Born and raised in the small town of Wickenburg, I am a native Arizonian. In 2001, I graduated from Wickenburg High School and then went on to community college. Then I transferred to ASU West, where I graduated with my degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in mathematics. Washington Elementary School District employed me as a 5th grade teacher at Shaw Butte. While I was working there, I decided right away to get my Master's degree in Reading Education also from ASU West. I worked at Shaw Butte for 7 years and then was hired by Dysart Unified School District at Riverview Elementary. There I taught fifth grade for two more years and then became the Junior High Math Interventionist there for another two years. Since I live in Deer Valley, I decided to join the Deer Valley team and I I made the move to be the Math Specialist at Desert Sky Middle School. In 2020, I graduated with my second Master's degree in Educational Leadership & Administration from Grand Canyon University and earned my Principalship certification.
Since 2008, I have been happily married to my husband, Joe. We are also proud parents of two boys! Our oldest son, Joe, is 13 years old in 8th grade and Tony is 10 years old in 5th grade. Included in our family is also our white lab named Max, cat named Paisley, and Sulcata tortoise named Leonardo. I love spending time with my family, camping, boating, and relaxing by a pool, lake, or on a beach. It seems like we are always busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
I look forward to this year creating relationships with the Park Meadows Scorpions, family, and community. I am excited to be on this journey to be extraordinary with you!