My name is Nicole Johnson and I am thrilled to be your Assistant Principal! Within Deer Valley I have had the good fortune to have experienced Desert Sage Elementary, Gavilan Peak School, and now Stetson Hills. It is an honor to serve such a wonderful community, full of incredible students, staff, and families that are willing to come together to achieve success.
With over 10 years of educational experience, I thrive on learning new things each day! Continuous learning, variety, and the opportunity to impact students are the primary reasons I left my career in the private sector to pursue a career in education. Throughout the years, I have had the pleasure of teaching a variety of grade levels, and have served as an assistant principal at the elementary, junior-high, and high school levels. I bring with me a wealth of experience both from the private sector, and the educational community.
On a personal note, I am an Arizona native and grew up in the west valley. I am familiar with the area and love it! My husband and I have been together for 18 years, and we absolutely adore our fur-babies. In our spare time we enjoy spending time with family, exploring the outdoors, and traveling. Every chance I get, you will find me riding horses and digging for my next thrift store treasure.
I am excited to begin partnering with you, and getting to know your children. It is important to celebrate the unique personalities of each student, as well as their small and large successes. I will strive to encourage students to explore their interests, as well as help them to understand that they are valued members of our school community.
It is my firm belief that; “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am thoroughly blessed to be part of the Stetson Hills community, and I am confident that this year will be incredible!