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Meet the Principal for the 2018/2019 school year


Dear Ashton Ranch Families,

I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to serve the Ashton Ranch school community.  I began my educational journey almost twenty years ago as a classroom teacher.  I have had some amazing opportunities in the last two decades in various roles including teacher, media specialist, assistant principal, principal, and as an educational consultant in the states of Arizona and New York.

While I was originally born in Indiana, I grew up in a military family and moved around most of my childhood. I then married a Marine and continued to travel until my husband and I decided to settle our family in Arizona back in 1999.  My husband and I moved to Arizona in 1999 and have two children.  My daughter is a student at Arizona State University studying engineering, and my son is a senior in high school this year. 
I believe that each child deserves the very best education to help him/her to  be future ready.  Thus, I am committed in working collaboratively together to ensure a safe learning environment and continue to build a culture of excellence here at Ashton Ranch.  
I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!


Mrs. Dean

Principal, Mrs. Dean




Welcome Back Ashton Ranch Families!
I hope all of you had a wonderful summer. I am so excited to be continuing my 5th year as the proud Assistant Principal of Ashton Ranch. Prior to joining the Ashton Ranch team, I was an Instructional Coach, 6th-8th Language Arts teacher, 8th grade Math teacher, as well as coached and supported multiple youth sports and clubs.

As an educator, I believe every student can learn, and should be given every opportunity to do so.  It is my goal to inspire a lifelong love of learning in both students and adults.

 I truly look forward to working with you to ensure excellence for all students.
Ms. Parnell
Assistant Principal