Welcome to Larkspur Elementary School
It is a privilege for me to serve as your principal. Our school is made up of an incredible group of staff, students and families who work together as a team to achieve excellence. Larkspur has an outstanding reputation of providing students with a high quality education. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with you to support all of our children's academic, emotional, and social goals!
A little about myself...
I was born in Phoenix and have lived here my entire life. I attended school in the Washington Elementary School District and graduated from Cortez High School. I attended the University of Arizona (Go CATS!), and graduated from Arizona State University in 1996 with my degree in Elementary Education. I later earned my Masters from NAU, and my administrative certificate from University of Phoenix. I began my teaching career in the PV School District in 1997 and have had the opportunity to teach kindergarten, second grade, fifth grade and ESL during my years in the classroom. I was the assistant principal at Wildfire Elementary School during the 2008-2009 school year, and moved to Liberty in January 2012 as the assistant principal. I served as the principal of Liberty Elementary School from August 2012-May 2016. I am excited to join the Larkspur staff as the principal for the 2016-2017 school year! It has been an exciting adventure since I entered the PV School District and I have truly enjoyed every moment with all of my children!
I married my high school sweetheart in 1996 and we have two wonderful children. Our daughter attends high school in the PV School District, and our son attends school in the Deer Valley Unified School District. They constantly amaze us with the things they do and say on a daily basis. When we have free time we enjoy vacationing in Mexico, going to the movies and hanging out by the pool.
Please feel free to call, email, or stop by if you have questions or would like to introduce yourself.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela