Degrees and Certifications:
Master's Degree in Educational Leadership - Suma Cum-Laude, Northern Arizona University;
Bachelor of Arts Degree English- Elementary Education - Western Washington University, Bellingham; Highly Qualified Middle Grades ELA and Math; Early Childhood Endorsement; SEI Endorsement; Rodel Aspiring Principal Scholar.
Greetings Legend Springs Parents and Families,
It is with great excitement and pride that I introduce myself, Mrs. Nichole Basl, as your new Principal at Legend Springs Elementary. It is an honor to join the Leopard community. I am looking forward to an amazing year of learning, leading and growing with our students, staff, parents and community members.
Education is my passion. I have 14 years of experience in formal education, both in Arizona and Washington State. I have worked the last four years in the Deer Valley Unified School District as an administrator at Sierra Verde School. During this time, I established a strong background developing and leading a campus in the areas of STEM, the arts, critical thinking and problem solving. Prior to my work in Deer Valley, I served 8 years as a primary and intermediate teacher, instructional coach and Master Teacher in the Glendale Elementary School District. Through teaching grades Kindergarten, 4th grade and middle school, I have a wide-range of experience in student development, learning progressions and curriculum. By working in multiple districts, I have gleaned a variety of perspectives and experiences which helps me relate to diverse populations and learners.
In addition to my experience as an educator, I am a proud parent. My husband, Derik, and I have two wonderful children, big brother Jasper (5 years) and little sister Lyla (3 months). The joys of watching our children grow, learn, and develop into their own productive members of society are some of the many reasons I have chosen this profession. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead, collaborate and share my love of learning with the entire Legend Springs community!
Mrs. Nichole Basl
Principal, Legend Springs Elementary