A Message from the Principal
Welcome to El Mirage Elementary School!
The 2022-2023 school year is my sixth at El Mirage! I am originally from Detroit, Michigan. That means I am a true TIGERS fan at heart! I have been in education for more than 17 years. I was a 6th-8th grade math and language arts teacher in Michigan and Arizona for 7 years. I served as a high school dean for two years, and an assistant principal at a K-8 school for two years prior to coming to El Mirage.
Our signature program is the Health and Wellness Academy. This is intended to increase the amount of physical activities our students have before, during, and after school. We have sports clubs, teach nutrition, expose them to health and sports-related careers, and integrate healthy lifestyles throughout learning in the school. The purpose is to teach students about life-long healthy habits, and to help them become well-rounded individuals, with healthy minds and bodies. In an age of technology, we aim to increase their physical activity by encouraging them to get outside and play, to eat healthy, be confident in their abilities, and not be afraid to fail and try again.
High expectations and support will help our students achieve more. They are capable of accomplishing their goals in life, and we are here to ensure that happens. Every decision we make is about what is best for our students. They are the reason we love teaching and making an impact on this world - one student at a time. With our families, we commit to making the school year one that inspires learning and creates opportunities for all students to showcase their talents.
My number one request of our families is to read at home with your child, every night. If you need books. We will find them for you. Students only become better readers when they read and listen to books.
A Message from the Assistant Principal
Hello El Mirage Families!
I am extremely excited to continue in my sixth year as the Assistant Principal at El Mirage Elementary School. I graduated from Arizona State with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Secondary Education, go SUN DEVILS! I later received a Masters Degree from Northern Arizona University, go Lumberjacks! I began my educational career as a Social Studies and ESL teacher. I have also served as a Student Advisor and Dean of Students. The last eighteen years I have worked as an Administrator in the Dysart Unified School District.
I am ready to challenge our students and staff to meet our Mission: Tiger P.R.I.D.E. - Personal Responsibility in Daily Excellence.
I believe that each student deserves every opportunity to have the best education possibly, and it is our job as educators to provide this for them. We have high expectations for our staff and students and believe the sky is the limit to what we can accomplish. Tiger Pride is Campus Wide!