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Dear Elite Families, 

Welcome to the second year of Elite Performance Academy, a new and innovative program of the Chandler Unified School District. I am thrilled to be your Program Director and would like to introduce myself.   

My love for learning has inspired me to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University, Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University, Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University, and endorsements in Reading and Administration and Supervision. I have had the privilege of teaching at several other schools in CUSD, as well as holding administrative roles as a Dean of Students and Instructional Specialist at the District Office. It is an honor to work alongside a community I have been a part of for many years here as a native Arizonian.   


In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to learn about new cultures, especially where I can sample delicious cuisine.  Most of all, I cherish the time I spend with my husband, son, and pint-sized Yorkshire Terrier.  My family loves to fish, hike, and do all things in the great outdoors.   


As we start our school year together, I would like to thank our families and business partners for their continued support while we provide a premier education to our students.  Our families can be assured that the rigorous and relevant academic curriculum and instruction taught by our effective teachers will enhance the lifestyles and talents of our students  I look forward to a positive and productive partnership with your family this year.   


Kind Regards,  

Dr. Thuy Padilla