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    Welcome Letter from Dr. Padilla


    Dear Bologna Families,   

    Welcome to Bologna Elementary, a new Spanish Dual Language Immersion School starting this upcoming year in 2020 starting with our Community Preschool!  We are also a thriving PBIS Schoool (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) which provides structure to our school environment so that our students recieve an intellectually and academically challenging experience at school.  I am very proud of the strong relationships and skills our students are learning through our social and emotional curriculum called Caring School Community. These programs mentioned above paired with high quality instruction from a dedicated school staff is a recipie for a wonderful school environment for our students at Bologna Elementary! 

    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. This is my tenth year in School Administration in Chandler Unified School District 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 do all activities in the outdoors.    

    At Bologna, our focus is celebrating the strengths of our students and empowering them through education.  Most importantly, we value the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and talents that our community brings to school each day.  The Bologna Staff and I are committed to grow our students' brilliance through our school's core values of Optimism, Collaboration, and Dedication.  

    If you have any questions about our school or would like to schedule a tour, please feel free to contact the front office or send us an email.  I can't wait to meet you! 

    Warm Regards, 

    Dr. Padilla, Principal 

    Phone: (480) 883-4000 

    Twitter:  @bolognascorpion

    Facebook:  Bologna Elementary for Parents & Staff (Private to enrolled families)