|"Education is a gift that none can take away."|
|-- American Proverb|
Welcome to our amazing school! Our mission is to Inspire, Love, Learn and Lead with Purpose. We believe all students can reach high levels of academic achievement while learning to be leaders in and out of school. Our highly qualified and dedicated staff are here to ensure all students reach their full potential and are prepared for not only the next grade level, but for middle school, high school and beyond. Thank you for choosing Andersen Elementary and believing in us to educate your child.
My Education and Professional Background
I hold a BS in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University along with a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. I began my teaching career in 2005 before moving to an assistant principal position in the Higley Unified School District. After three years as an assistant principal I spent three years as a principal in the Scottsdale Unified School District before coming to Andersen Elementary in 2018. My supportive husband and I have two amazing kids and reside here in Chandler. Our spare time is spent exploring the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe relationships are key in order for students to be successful. When students know someone at school cares and loves them they try and perform their best, making academic, social and emotional gains. At Andersen Elementary, we pride ourselves in every student having a positive relationship with at least one staff member. We believe in hard work, perseverance and learning from our mistakes.
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