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Meet the Principal and Assistant Principal

Portrait of Emily DeanDear Asante Preparatory Academy Families,

I am extremely excited to be able to serve as the Principal at Asante Preparatory Academy. 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 down with our family in Arizona.  Since we established our roots here in 1999, my husband and I have become proud members of our community and have raised our two children here. Both of them attended schools in Dysart. Both my son and daughter are now  students at Arizona State University studying engineering.

I believe that each child deserves the very best education and should have the opportunity to  achieve his/her personal best.  I am committed in working collaboratively together to create a culture of excellence here in our school community for all students.
 
Please do not hesitate to email me at [email protected], or you can call me at 623-523-8900 with any questions or to discuss opportunities to be involved in our school community.  I look forward to working with you!

Best,
Emily Dean
Principal


Hello Ranger Families-

I hope that you are just as excited about the 2021-2022 school year as we are!

I am thrilled to start my 15th year in education. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree at Concordia University (CA), my Teaching Degree at Trinity International University (IL), and my Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University (AZ). I have taught various grade levels, was a Data Improvement Specialist, an English Language Learning Coordinator, and have worked the past four years as an Assistant Principal. I have had the amazing opportunity to experience life in many cities across the United States, and have settled in the West Valley with my husband and son.  
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications. If I am unavailable at that time, please feel free to stop by our front office, or call 623-523-8900, 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