About Kinghorn...
Position: Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: (480) 812-6000
Email: Kinghorn

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Welcome to Andersen Elementary, home of the awesome astronauts! Our mission is to empower all students to become resilient problem solvers. We believe we can accomplish this by creating an environment where students are inspired to take risks. Through collaboration, problem solving and exploration, we believe all students can reach their full potential and learn at high levels. Our dedicated staff takes the time to build relationships with each student to ensure students are prepared for the future that awaits them. Thank you for choosing Andersen Elementary and partnering with 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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Last Modified on October 12, 2021