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    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

    It is truly an honor to be the Principal of Chaparral Elementary School! I am excited about beginning a new school year and look forward to students returning to campus as we continue our journey as a Leader in Me school.

    For those of you new to Chaparral, I was born and raised in Aztec, New Mexico, and moved to Arizona in 2002. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Arts in Education Administration and Supervision. I hold endorsements in Early Childhood Education, Reading Specialist K-12, English as a Second Language, and Structured English Immersion. I have worked in education over the past 22 years as a classroom teacher, Curriculum Specialist, Language Support Specialist and an Administrator in both elementary and middle school capacities. This is my 11th year at Chaparral Elementary.

    We are a proud Leader in Me school! The Leader in Me is Franklin Covey's whole school transformation process. Through this process, we teach 21st century leadership and life skills to students and create a culture of student empowerment based on the belief that everyone has genius, and everyone can be a leader. If you are interested in more information about this exciting journey, please visit https://www.leaderinme.org.

    Communication with parents is essential for a successful school. In addition to our website, families may stay up to date with Chaparral news by downloading the Higley Schools App on your tablet or smart phone from your favorite App store. It is exciting to be a part of such an amazing community, and I look forward to continuing building strong and positive relationships with the students, staff, and families of Chaparral.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. To schedule an appointment, please call our School Secretary at 480.279.7913.

    Kristine Hanson