I proudly wear the symbol of the bee, wherever I go, to symbolize to others and myself that I am a “Bee”-liever. My journey to being a bee-liever began decades ago from the lessons I learned from my students as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and now superintendent of the Pendergast Elementary School District in the West Valley.
“It’s the early 1900s and it’s time to go to school. You and your school chums would rather be at the swimming hole or fishing or anything else but be in school. The teacher is a strict old bird. She doesn't allow for any messing around…
Pendergast Elementary is the district that believes in you! We serve 10,000 preschool - 8th grade students on twelve campuses in Avondale, Glendale and Phoenix. The award-winning district focuses on a strong sense of equity and equality for all students while being keenly interested in what students, families and communities need to succeed.
In Arizona, much like the rest of the country, student deaths from suicide have increased exponentially and many youth related deaths have found to be preventable if people would get involved and we provided the tools to make a difference.