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    23 Years in CUSD

    3 years teaching fifth grade at Erie Elementary

    5 years teaching sixth grade at Erie Elementary

    3 years as Dean of Students for Jacobson and Santan Elementary

    5 years as Principal of Erie Elementary
    7th year as Principal of Carlson Elementary
    BS degree - Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt. - NAU
    Post-Baccaluareate Degree - Elementary Education - ASU
    Masters Degree - Elementary Education - NAU

    Certification - Educational Leadership (Principalship) - NAU


    My name is Leo Schlueter, proud principal of Carlson Elementary School in Chandler, Arizona.  If you are a first time visitor to our website, let me be the first to say welcome to the “Home of the Champions.”  As part of the Chandler Unified School District, one of only a few districts in the entire state of Arizona to be awarded a grade of “A” by the state department of education, Carlson Elementary is excited to carry on the long-standing tradition of academic excellence for all its families.


    Carlson Elementary, named after John and Carol Carlson, is unique in that it offers its families two choices within one school.  What that means is that we are able to offer to parents the choice between our well-liked “Classic” programming as well as our “Traditional (CTA)” programming that has been increasingly popular in Chandler public schools.  For more information on both programs and the differences and similarities between them, click here.  As a foundation for both programs, the Carlson staff is committed to delivering each of its students a strong instruction aligned to the Arizona's College and Career Readiness standards, offering a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities, providing choice options for parents with respect to students' instructional needs, and fostering parent and community involvement through partnerships with all school stakeholders.


    Nestled in the Valencia Estates neighborhood, on the southwest corner of Chandler Heights and Lindsay Road, Carlson Elementary opened its doors to students in July 2012.  If you are registering your child for the current school year or just interested in gaining more information about our school, please take a moment to stop in and visit our front office.  I promise you will be greeted with open arms.

    The Carlson Elementary staff will spend the summer months getting ready for the year ahead.  As we look to plan many exciting activities for you and your child, I encourage you to stay tuned to the school website for information and updates. You can register for website updates by clicking here.  If you have questions about registration please visit our registration section on the website or contact us at 480-224-3800.  We will be happy to answer any of your questions.  Have a safe and relaxing summer, and we’ll see you in July for an exciting new year of school.
    Leo Schlueter - Principal

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