Welcome to Echo Canyon School
Explore Echo Canyon K-8 School, where small class sizes foster strong relationships and a culture of learning. Our unique looping program creates two-year connections between teachers and students, ensuring social and emotional well-being throughout a child's educational journey from preschool to eighth grade. As an AVID school we prioritize critical thinking, organization and effective communication to propel student growth and engagement. Our vibrant gardens, integrated into cross-curricular activities, provide hands-on science experiences, including a critter farm managed by our students. Family engagement is paramount, with literacy-based events, a monthly Family Read Day, and a welcoming PTO community. Join us at Echo Canyon, where families and teachers collaborate to create a thriving learning environment.
Principal: Kat Hughes
Assistant Principal: Erin Kadera
Address: 4330 N. 62nd Street,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm
Grades: Pre-School (3s) - 8th Grade
Colors: Purple and Black
Year Opened: 1990
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Visitors & Volunteers
Parents who are scheduled to volunteer on campus are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, and wear a visitor sticker any time they are on campus. Other adult visitors must make arrangements with the front office to visit our campus. Student visitors are not permitted.
Principal Kat Hughes
Administrative Support Coordinator
Ms. Hughes proudly started her time at Echo Canyon School in the 2016-2017 school year. Prior to joining Scottsdale Unified, Ms. Hughes served as a K-8 principal in California and Arizona and an Alternative High School principal in Arizona. Ms. Hughes served 10 years as an elementary classroom teacher, middle school classroom teacher and reading specialist. She has a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University in Elementary and Kindergarten Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership from San Diego State University.
Assistant Principal Erin Kadera
Mrs. Kadera started her career in SUSD in 1995. She served in many capacities, including instructional assistant, grants specialist, teacher, and administrator. She taught at Hohokam and Ingleside, and served as the Assistant Principal at Navajo, Ingleside, and Saguaro prior to moving to Echo Canyon in July of 2021. She has several endorsements on her certificate including reading specialist, math specialist, early childhood, and SEI. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Education-Administration and Supervision from University of Phoenix. In 2013, she was honored by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona by being named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher.