•      Lauren Ghanooni

    • Bienvenidos to the 2023-2024 school year at Union Park. I am beyond honored to be the new principal. I am ecstatic to continue working with a Toro-ific staff that I consider family. I look forward to continuing  to build relationships with parents and community members. I have been serving the Deer Valley Unified School District for four years but I have over 15 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 minor. I have taught 4th and 5th grades, including the gifted cluster classes, for almost a decade. I taught middle school Spanish to 5th and 6th graders for three years.

    • I hold students to high expectations and truly believe that all students can learn and grow in order to be successful. As an administrator, I will make decisions that support what is best for students.

    • I am a native Phoenician.  I attended Sunnyslope High school. I have a wonderful family who keeps me very busy, including our two fur babies named Frankie and Odin.  We love to travel and explore new places as a family!
      I can’t wait for what the future school year holds for us Toros.

    • The Ghanoonis