Letter from the Principal
Dear Surprise Students and Families,
It is with great excitement that I enter my 11th year as Principal of Surprise Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and to support the students and families.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty years, 13 of those years have been in Dysart. In my 20 years of education I have been a teacher, an instructional coach, Assistant Principal, and Principal.
On a personal note, I am a 4th generation Arizonan and have called the west valley my home my entire life. I have been married for 20 years. Our oldest just graduated high school and is off to college out of state. Our son only has two more years of high school, and our youngest will be starting 3rd grade in the fall.
It is my goal to ensure that our children continue to receive a quality education in an environment that is safe and nurturing every day. I consider the relationships between families and the school vital to the success of our students. I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. I look forward to a new year!