Welcome to HartfordSylviaEncinasElementary School, home of the Huskies! I am a native of Iowa and obtained my undergraduate degree from IowaStateUniversity. Go Cyclones!While in college, I had the opportunity to study in Cuernavaca, Mexico. After college, I was a bilingual teacher in inner-city Houston.I started teaching kindergarten and worked my way up to second grade.My husband and I relocated to Arizona during the summer of 1998.Once in Arizona, I taught at San Marcos elementary for four years and then moved to an instructional specialist position within the district. My administrative career began at Santan Elementary in 2004.I was an Assistant Principal for one year, and the Principal for seven years. Most recently, I joined the HartfordSylviaEncinasElementary School at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year.I am very excited to be a part of the community, and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!
In addition to my undergraduate degree, I have two Masters degrees. One degree is in Curriculum and Instruction and the other is in Educational Leadership. I also hold an administrative certificate.
I live in Chandler with my husband, son, father and two dogs.My son, Sam, is a product of Chandler Schools.In my free time, I love spending time with my family, reading, traveling and participating in fun runs.
As stated earlier, I am very proud to be your principal. I believe that relationships are crucial to the success of our students. The Hartford Sylvia Encinas staff is top-notch and does an outstanding job of maximizing instructional time.I have an open-door policy and encourage your input.