Welcome to Kiva Elementary School

  • Mission Statement: We inspire, motivate, and empower all to think critically, act collaboratively, and embrace diversity for a life of intellectual exploration, community engagement, and personal growth.

Our Principal

Phone: 480-484-2200


Degrees and Certifications:

Principal Matt Gromek

Mr. Gromek has been with the Scottsdale School District for 8 years, with experience from kindergarten to high school. He has a bachelor degree in K-8 general education and a master’s degree in educational leadership. Previously, he served as an administrator in Scottsdale with Yavapai and Navajo Elementary Schools and Tonalea K-8.  This is Mr. Gromek's first year at Kiva.


Our Assistant Principal

Phone: 480-484-2200


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Rebecca Pentland

Rebecca Pentland is honored to serve as the new Assistant Principal at Kiva Elementary School this year.   Mrs. Pentland has worked in elementary administration for the past 8 years as an assistant principal and principal.  She has also taught 6th grade and supported teachers as an instructional coach throughout her career.  Mrs. Pentland is happily married with four children and a Jack Russell Terrier at home.  When Mrs. Pentland is not at Kiva, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching football, hiking and spending time at the beach.   

  • Kiva Cougars

    Principal: Matt Gromek
    Assistant Principal: Rebecca Pentland
    Address: 6911 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    Phone: 480-484-2200
    Fax: 480-484-2201
    Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
    School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:15 pm 
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade
    Colors: Blue and White
    Mascot: Cougar
    Year Opened: 1957

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Site Council

  • 2019-20 SITE COUNCIL


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 visitor are not permitted.