Fireside Elementary School

I am honored to serve as the Principal of Fireside Elementary School! Fireside is an incredible community that has welcomed me with open arms and overwhelming kindness. I am excited to be part of the team working hard daily to support PVSchools’ students in their “Journey Of Excellence.” As Principal, I look forward to working together to support all students in meeting our district vision, where “students will be the leaders of tomorrow with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to realize their dreams in an ever-changing world.”
Born and raised in a coastal suburb of California, I moved to Arizona over a decade ago with my husband and two daughters. Moving to Arizona was a big change! We spend a good deal of time exploring this beautiful state and feel there is a great deal to discover. While not at Fireside, you can find me on the hiking trails, behind a good book, hanging out with my husband and daughters, or walking my dog.
I come from a long line of USC Trojans and obtained a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and a doctorate from the University of Southern California. My career in K-12 education began in 1996 in California, where I worked as both a teacher and an administrator at the site and district levels. Since then, I have been involved in many programs in both California and Arizona. I am proud to be an educator working to support and guide students through their middle school years.