Dear West Wing Mustangs,
I am very excited to be joining West Wing School as the new principal! My name is Shelly Schubert and I am honored to have been selected to continue the exemplary work that Dr. Price-Barry, the entire staff, students, and community have accomplished over the last sixteen years!
I attended Northern Arizona University where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Education with a minor in Library science. I began my career as a teacher-librarian at a school that served the needs of special education students. I then moved to the general education classroom where I spent many years teaching all subjects in fifth, seventh, and eighth grades. Over the years that I was a classroom teacher, I earned my gifted endorsement and then became a full-time gifted specialist. My journey then led me to earn my Masters of Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University and shortly after I served as an assistant principal at Sierra Verde for three years. Most recently I was the principal of Deer Valley’s online academy that served over 3,600 students this past school year! I’ve been fortunate to have many varied experiences over my nineteen years as an educator which has allowed me to gain many perspectives and enhanced my leadership capacity.
This past school year has also taught me that the perseverance of our parents and staff is what ensured that our students were learning and thriving during the past year. There is no doubt in my mind that our parent community is an integral piece in the success of our students and school. I look forward to building strong relationships with each student and their family, and with the dedicated staff that make West Wing school the award-winning school that it is today!
It is with great excitement that I look forward to the 21-22 school year. I am a committed advocate for all students and I believe it is my most important endeavor as a school leader. I will ensure that students continue to be at the center of every decision at West Wing School.