Shelly Schubert - Principal
I am honored and privileged to be the principal at West Wing School! West Wing provides a safe learning environment where high-quality instruction is our focus. Our school has earned many awards and accolades from the continuous growth of student achievement. It is my goal to continue to lead the great work of our school and partner with all stakeholders. Together we will strive to new heights and academic achievements for our students.
I bring to this position over 19 years of experience as an educator in Arizona. This past year I was the principal of Deer Valley’s Online Academy. Prior to that, I was the assistant principal of Sierra Verde STEAM Academy. I bring a strong background in instructional leadership. I was an instructional coach, a classroom teacher, and a K-8 school librarian. I am proud to have been part of two distinguished A+ Schools of Excellence. I have leadership experience with the design and implementation of gifted instructional models, response to intervention and flexible groups, and various initiatives involving social and emotional supports and education to meet the needs of all students within the schools that I've served. I am dedicated to providing our students with positive school culture where students are excited to learn and where the very best teachers in Arizona work to serve all students.Gabrielle Minette - Assistant Principal
I am thrilled to be joining the West Wing Family as Assistant Principal! I look forward to working with our staff, students, parents, and the community to ensure West Wing continues to be an A+ School of Excellence.
As an Arizona native, I attended DVUSD and I continue to be a proud leader within our district. In my thirteen years of educational experience, I am fortunate to have eight of those years within Deer Valley. Quickly into my career, I became an iTeach ASU Mentor which inspired my passion for leadership. I decided to further my education and receive my Masters in Educational Leadership from ASU. Go Devils!. I bring a wealth of experience that ranges from school level to district level leadership. Over the past five years, I have held two positions at the District Office that have enhanced my growth and knowledge as a leader. Induction Mentor Specialist (mentoring to New to Profession teachers) and as the Continuous Improvement Specialist for our Organizational Improvement Department. Through my experiences, I have had the pleasure of supporting all schools, teachers and leaders in DVUSD and I look forward to getting to know all of you on a personal basis.
When I am not on campus, you can most likely find me outdoors hiking, biking, or chasing my next travel adventure. As Dr. Suess would say, “The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” I have a large extended family and three fur-babies that keep me busy in my personal time.
My educational philosophy always begins with relationships, honesty, and students come first. DVUSD’s motto is “ Together We’re #Extraordinary”, I wholeheartedly believe in collaboration among all stakeholders and I look forward to meeting all of you in person soon!