Letter from the Principal
My name is Jo Ann Wick, and I am excited to be joining the Surprise Cub family as the principal. My husband, Dylan, and I live in Surprise. We moved to Arizona 9 years ago from Wisconsin. I have been in education since 1987. Before becoming an administrator, in 2020, I taught Technology Education 5th – 12th grades and at the university level. For the past twenty-two years, I have been a principal at the elementary school level (PreK-6, PreK-8).
I received my BA from UW-Stout in technology education, MS from Southern Connecticut State University in health education, MA from The Ohio State University in education with an emphasis on diversity studies, MA from Marian College in educational administration, curriculum and instruction, and director of special education, and superintendent certification from University of Wisconsin Madison.
My philosophy regarding education is that all students can achieve at high levels and grow as individuals. Teachers, staff, parents, and administration need to work together to develop a dedicated team, which will allow our students to develop to their fullest potential. As we continue to work collaboratively to develop a supportive, caring, and professional environment, we will all have an opportunity to grow personally and professionally. As a team and doing what is best for students, I look forward to working with you to ensure we continue building a positive school climate and environment that promotes excellence for all students.
My door is always open, so feel free to stop by anytime. #SurpriseStrong