Dear Andersen Elementary Families,
I would like to take the time to introduce myself as the proud new principal of Andersen Elementary. I feel extremely honored and privileged to have been selected to lead an incredibly dedicated group of educators and an outstanding student body. I want to take a moment to introduce myself and a share a little bit about my educational philosophy.
I was born and raised in Michigan and received by undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in Elementary Education. I moved to Arizona in 2005 to begin my teaching career. I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2009 from Northern Arizona University. My administrative career started in the Higley Unified School District where I spent three years as an Assistant Principal at Coronado Elementary. In 2015, I accepted a principal position at Desert Canyon Elementary with the Scottsdale Unified School District and have been there ever since. My husband and I have been married for six years and have a beautiful daughter named Charlotte who is 4 years old and a son named Maddox who is 8 months old. Outside of school, I spend time with my family, hiking and attending local sporting events. I consider myself a life-long learner who is always reading and seeking to learn and grown. It’s the mindset that drives me as an educator to continuously improve my effectiveness and that of my staff and school.
As your principal, I understand the need for strong family involvement and a collaborative effort between teachers, students, and parents. Andersen has become a premier school of choice with high expectations for academic success and character development as a result of this collaborative relationship. I look forward to the ongoing work with our staff and community to build on the traditions and academic excellence as we prepare our students to become competitive learners and participants in a global society.
As you see me on campus, please be sure to introduce yourself, tell me about your child and family. I am looking forward to sharing my skills as an educational leader and working with you as a partner to ensure every students’ success.
Kristin Kinghorn, Principal
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