Welcome to the 2023-2024 academic year at Gateway Pointe Elementary School! On behalf of the entire staff, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to you and your child as we embark on an exciting journey of learning and growth.
My name is Angie Walker and I am honored to serve as your new Assistant Principal. I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community and to work alongside our dedicated teachers, support staff, and families. Together, we will strive to provide a nurturing and enriching environment that promotes academic excellence and the overall well-being of each student. I have called Higley home for 13 years. During my tenure, I have served as a classroom teacher, Media Specialist, Literacy coach and, most recently, Dean of Students. On a personal note, I was born and raised outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. After moving to Arizona, I began my Educational Leadership program through NAU and graduated with my Master’s degree in 2018. I currently hold a Principal’s Certification, Reading Endorsement, Media Specialist Endorsement and am trained in Gifted Education. Additionally, my husband and I have two boys who also call Gateway home.
At Gateway Pointe, we believe in the power of education to transform lives. Our mission is to empower students to be responsible citizens with the knowledge, skills and work ethic required for success in their future endeavors. In addition, we are a No Excuses University (NEU). We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college if they choose to attend. An important part of being a NEU school is that everyone makes a pledge to give their best effort to help send Gateway students to college.
Throughout the year, you can expect a rich and engaging curriculum that meets the needs of all learners. Our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about their work and deeply invested in the success of each student. They will provide a supportive learning environment where students are encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom.
We also recognize the importance of strong home-school partnerships in fostering student achievement. We encourage you to be actively involved in your child's education by attending school events, volunteering, and maintaining open lines of communication with your child's teacher and our administrative team. Together, we can create a collaborative and supportive network that nurtures your child's growth and well-being.
Once again, I extend a warm welcome to you and your family to Gateway Pointe Elementary School. I am confident that, together, we will make this academic year a memorable and successful one for your child. We look forward to working with you and watching your child thrive.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our school office.
Wishing you and your child a fantastic school year ahead!
Gateway Pointe Elementary School