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Principal Molly GillettDear Luke Families,  

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!  My name is Molly Gillett and I am extremely excited to serve as the Luke Elementary School Principal. The most important gift we can give to our children is an education, and I feel great privilege that you will be entrusting our team at Luke with the education of your child(ren).  We won’t let you down!   

My family and I recently moved to the great state of Arizona from Eugene, Oregon, where I was the principal of an Early College High School.  My passion for educating students is deeply rooted in family tradition and began with a visit to my mother’s kindergarten classroom when I was 17. I remember sitting in a teeny-tiny chair, building snowmen out of cotton balls and thinking every K-12 experience should be as novel and fun-filled as it is in kinder. I didn’t know it then, but that experience has helped to shape my beliefs around education.  In my 20+ year career, I’ve volunteered, coached, taught and led educational programs for some of our most in need students. I believe my love for learning and student-first approach to teaching will be a perfect addition to the amazing community and culture here at Luke.  

Luke will continue our school improvement efforts with a focus on being EXTRAORDINARY.  We will strive to provide all students with an extraordinary level of instruction and learning, an extraordinary level of care and compassion, and an extraordinary level of community and belonging. With your continued partnership and support, we will move our school to an A+ academic rating of excellence. I believe that the families of Luke are a valuable partner in the education process and I cannot wait to build relationships with each of you as we work together to support our students on their path to the EXTRAORDINARY. 

Office and School Hours:  The Luke office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Our experienced staff are here to answer your questions, take suggestions and offer assistance.  The office phone number is 623-876-7300. Our Administrative Secretary is Mrs. Priscilla Gutierrez, our Attendance Records Technician is Mrs. Bobbi Sue Jojola and our Data Records Technician is Mrs. Claudia Zamora.  We are so lucky to have such an amazing team of people serving families at Luke.   

PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association):  Please be sure to join Luke PTSA this year. Membership this year is $5.00 per family. Membership is open to everybody - students, parents, teachers and the community. You can also contact Luke PTSA at [email protected]  We do have a Facebook page (Parents/Guardians of Luke Elementary) you may visit for more information.   

Parent Info: During the school year you will continue to receive a monthly school newsletter.  In addition, you will receive a weekly email from your child’s teacher informing you of the amazing things they are learning and important classroom and school reminders.  Also, check out the teacher web pages. They are keeping them updated with important information.  You will also find the optional grade level supply lists on our site.  Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to another successful year!  

Sincerely, Molly Gillett Principal Luke Elementary School

Assistant Principal Sarah RosenthalHello Luke Jets,

I hope that you are just as excited about the 2020-2021 school year as we are!

I am excited to start my 13th year in education.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree at Concordia University, and my Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University.  I have taught various grade levels, was Data Improvement Specialist, and an Assistant Principal. I live in the West Valley with my husband, son, and dog.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications.  In the mornings and after school, you will find me at the front of our main gates, or at the busses assisting all of our students.  If I am unavailable at that time, please feel free to stop by our front office, or call 623-876-7300, to schedule an appointment for a conference.  

I am looking forward to building strong and productive relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members at such an extraordinary school.

Sarah Rosenthal
Assistant Principal