Ray Mercado
    Dear San Tan Elementary Families,

    I am excited to be in my sixth year as the Principal at San Tan!  As a community of learners and leaders, we have accomplished so many great things over the years.  In May 2019, Franklin Covey recognized San Tan Elementary as a "Lighthouse" school.  This would not have happened if we did not have amazing students, staff, families, and community support.  The Leader in Me framework has been embedded in all we do on this campus and now we are a model school for anyone to experience how we utilize the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People at at our school with all children and staff.

    The Leader in Me is Franklin Covey's whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. We believe that having common language across our K-6 system will make us an even better school. We have so many great students, families, and staff members that are committed to growing every day to make San Tan Elementary the best school to learn and teach in Arizona. If you are interested in more information about this exciting journey, feel free to visit www.theleaderinme.org.
    We strive to provide a meaningful educational experience to our Scorpions on a daily basis. Our mission is to Unite, Learn, Lead, and Inspire. We believe that with your support and partnership, anything is possible. Our PTO and Site Council are dedicated to provide opportunities and resources for our community, students, staff, and families to be engaged on an ongoing basis.  We hope that this year you will choose to be involved in some aspect of our school to enhance the programs and services for our children.  Together we can make San Tan Elementary the best elementary experience any child and family can ask for. 
    If you have any questions, ideas, or concerns, please contact my office.  Thank you for your support!  


    Ray Mercado
    Lighthouse Leader in Me School