Skip to Content Skip to Footer Accessibility Concerns

Meet the Principal

Mrs. Burns, Principal 

Karie Burns
Principal
Surprise Elementary School


Dear Surprise Families,

It’s amazing to see that the end of the school year arrived so quickly.  This is a time of reflection — for parents, students, teachers, and administrators. What were the mountaintops? Where were the valleys? What did we learn over the course of the year? We had successes and some challenges, yet despite all, we continued the work that has to be done to ensure the safety and educational needs of our students.  

I want to pause and give thanks and appreciation to our parents, staff, and to our community partners for your support, for your care, and for your trust. Together we have helped to continue growing our school community. I am both humbled and proud every day when I see the dedication and passion of each and every staff member at Surprise. It is truly an exceptional place to work! I would also like to thank all of our volunteers who contributed to all of our events. 

I wish you all a very happy, safe and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as family to talk, play and READ together. I look forward to seeing you in August. 
 

Sincerely,

Karie Burns
Principal
Surprise Elementary School
p: 623-876-7400  f: 623-876-7411
a: 12907 W Greenway Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335
w: www.dysart.org/surprise  e: Karie.Burns@dysart.org
Facebook.com/surpriseelementary - Twitter.com/SUPESCubs