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    Kristine Hanson
     
    Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

    It is truly an honor to be the Principal of Chaparral Elementary School! I am very excited and am looking forward to continuing working with the students, staff, and parents of such an amazing community.

    For those of you who are new to Chaparral, this is my 16th year working as an educator. I was born and raised in Aztec, New Mexico and moved to Arizona in 2002. I have worked as a classroom teacher, Curriculum Specialist, Language Support Specialist and an Administrator at both elementary and middle school capacities. This is my 8th year as an Administrator.
     
    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.
     
    The administration and staff at Chaparral are committed to providing all of our students with best instructional practices that will lay the foundation to become life-long learners as well as prepare them for the transition to middle school. In addition, we will continue to encourage all students, staff and parents to cultivate a Growth Mindset. In a growth mindset, people believe they can develop their abilities and learn anything through persistence and hard work. You Can Learn Anything 
      
    Communication with parents is essential for a successful school. Please join Constant Contact – our e-mail communication system - for the most up to date information available through e-mail. Click here to sign up. Our teachers will utilize e-mail correspondence whenever possible. To promote going green, we will continue sending out newsletters and important information via e-mail.
     
    It is exciting to be a part of such an amazing community and I look forward to continue building strong and positive relationships with our students, staff, and families of Chaparral.
     
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. To schedule an appointment, please call 480. 279.7913.
     
    Sincerely,
    Kristine Hanson
    Principal