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Assistant Principal's Message


Hello Mustangs! 

I am so excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year and to join the Manzanita family as your new Assistant Principal! I am a lifelong learner and believe that education is the key to opening many doors in life. As a graduate from Peoria High School, I continued my education at Arizona State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Middle School Language Arts. I continued my education throughout my years of teaching by receiving a Master’s degree in Reading Instruction and Curriculum, and then a second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, both from Grand Canyon University. I hope to continue my educational journey growing and learning from our Manzanita students, families and staff.

As a mother of two children, I understand the importance in trusting others with your most precious possession, and I hope you and I can work together to help our children LEAD: Learn, Engage, Achieve Goals, and Develop Character. Like the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and I thank you for choosing Manzanita to be part of your village.

Again, thank you for choosing Manzanita and I look forward to meeting and getting to know the Mustang family. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to stop by, call or send an email.

Joanna Aguirre

Assistant Principal 

Manzanita Elementary School 

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