Welcome to Tavan Elementary School
Welcome to Tavan Elementary School, where we do whatever it takes to provide exceptional learning opportunities for ALL students.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Julie Ballard, Principal
Mrs. Julie Ballard is Tavan's principal and a 25-year veteran teacher. After 13 years of service as a master special education teacher, she was unanimously selected as the assistant principal in the 2014-2015 school year and has been the principal since the 2019-2020 school year. She also taught at NAU in the field of educational assessment. Her classroom experience brings valuable knowledge to all areas of curriculum design, student assessment, classroom management, teacher evaluation, and shared leadership. Mrs. Ballard's commitment to Tavan is evident in her innovative school initiatives, positive attitude in all situations, educational knowledge sharing, and understanding of the needs of a diverse student population. She has implemented school behavior initiatives and reduced student behavior referrals by 75% over two years. As a community member, all four of Mrs. Ballard's children attended Tavan Elementary School.
Mrs. Ballard received a dual degree in K-12 Special Education and Elementary Education from the University of Northern Arizona in 1993, her Masters in Educational Counseling in 1997 from the University of New Mexico, and most recently her Masters in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification from University of Northern Arizona in 2012.
Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Principal
Our assistant principal, Dr. Gabriela Ramos, has 33 years of experience as an educator. She has been the assistant principal since the 2019-2020 school year. She taught for 10 years in Mexico and taught for 23 years in the Creighton School District. She earned her doctorate in leadership and administration in 2018. She believes that teaching is the most important career in society and is the greatest endeavor to educate children. She was born and raised in Sonora, Mexico and came to the U.S. to teach. Her door is always open!
Principal: Julie Ballard
Assistant Principal: Gabriela Ramos
Address: 4610 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Grades: Pre-K - 5th Grade
Colors: Green and Navy
Year Opened: 1955
*This link will take you to a site over which the Scottsdale Unified School District has no control. The District assumes no responsibility for the content of the material contained at that site or for the accuracy of any information that is found there. The contents of any site or link not maintained by the District does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the Scottsdale Unified School District, its officials, agents or employees.
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.