16 Years in CUSD
3 years teaching fifth grade at Erie Elementary
5 years teaching sixth grade at Erie Elementary
3 years as Dean of Students for Jacobson and Santan Elementary
5 years as Principal of Erie Elementary
BS degree - Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt. - NAU
Post-Baccaluareate Degree - Elementary Education - ASU
Masters Degree - Elementary Education - NAU
Certification - Educational Leadership (Principalship) - NAU
My name is Leo Schlueter, proud principal of Carlson Elementary School in Chandler, Arizona. If you are a first time visitor to our website, let me be the first to say welcome to the “Home of the Champions.” As part of the Chandler Unified School District, one of only 14 districts in the entire state of Arizona to be awarded a grade of “A” by the state department of education, Carlson Elementary is excited to carry on the long-standing tradition of academic excellence for all its families.
Carlson Elementary, named after John and Carol Carlson, is unique in that it offers its families two choices within one school. What that means is that we are able to offer to parents the choice between our well-liked “Classic” programming as well as our “Traditional (CTA)” programming that has been increasingly popular in Chandler public schools. For more information on both programs and the differences and similarities between them, click here. As a foundation for both programs, the Carlson staff is committed to delivering each of its students a strong instruction aligned to the Arizona's Common Core standards, offering a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities, providing choice options for parents with respect to students' instructional needs, and fostering parent and community involvement through partnerships with all school stakeholders.
Nestled in the Valencia Estates neighborhood, on the southwest corner of Chandler Heights and Lindsay Road, Carlson Elementary opened its doors to students in July 2012. In Chandler, school starts Monday, July 22nd. We invite all parents and students to come visit us on Thursday, July 18th for Meet the Teacher where students will find out who their teacher is and will be given the opportunity to visit their classrooms. If you’re a parent of a Kindergartener joining us at Carlson, you’ll want to come to the kindergarten orientation for parents held at Carlson Elementary on Tuesday, July 14th at 5:30pm in our MPR.
The Carlson Elementary staff will spend the summer months getting ready for the year ahead. As we look to plan many exciting activities for you and your child, I encourage you to stay tuned to the school website for information and updates. You can register for website updates by clicking here. If you have questions about registration please visit our registration section on the website or contact us at 480-224-3800. We will be happy to answer any of your questions. Have a safe and relaxing summer, and we’ll see you in July for an exciting new year of school.
Leo Schlueter - Principal