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    News from Dr. Padilla 


    Dear Bologna Families,   

     Welcome to Bologna Elementary, a thriving Leader In Me School in Chandler Unified School District. I am thrilled to be your new principal this year.   

     My love for learning has earned me a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University, a 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 also had the privilege of teaching at several other schools in Chandler, as well as holding administrative roles as a Dean of Students and Instructional Program Specialist at the CUSD District Office. This is my eighth year in school administration and it is an honor to work alongside a community that 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, sons, and pint-sized Yorkshire Terrier.  My family loves to fish, hike, and all activities in the outdoors.    

     I would like to thank our families and business partners who have expressed their excitement about the premier education we are providing our students.  At Bologna, our focus is on celebrating the strengths of our students and empowering them through education. Bologna's highly qualified teachers and I are committed to preparing our students for a positive and productive future.   

    I look forward to working with you.  
    Dr. Padilla