Welcome to Tonalea

  • 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.


Phone: 480-484-5810


Degrees and Certifications:

Principal Dr. Tamara Jagodzinski

Administrative Support Coordinator | 

Dr. Tamara Jagodzinski is the principal of Tonalea Middle School. She is beginning her 21st year in education.  She has worked for the last 17 years in the Scottsdale Unified School District.  She taught at Mountainside Middle School and then served as the assistant principal at Hohokam Traditional School and Pima Elementary school prior to serving as the principal at Hopi Elementary School.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University.  As the instruction leader, she will ensure that Tonalea maintains its tradition of excellence and continues to show academic growth in all areas. 

Assistant Principal

Phone: 480-484-5807


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Elissa Nowacki

Mrs. Nowacki, a product of Cherokee Elementary and Chaparral High School, is thrilled to be back serving Tonalea K-8. Mrs. Nowacki is a 22-year veteran of education. The bulk of her experience comes from 20 years teaching 3rd-6th graders. In addition to Mrs. Nowacki’s classroom experience, she has also been an Instructional Coach and a Teacher on Special Assignment. Her education degrees come from Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University.

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    Principal: Dr. Tamara Jagodzinski
    Assistant Principal:  Elisa Nowacki
    Address: 6720 E. Continental, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    Phone: 480-484-5800
    Fax: 480-484-5801
    Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30pm
    School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm 
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten (4s) - 8th Grade
    Colors: Red and White
    Mascot: Tiger
    Year Opened: 2016

Site Council

  • Members

    Facilitator - Principal Dr. David Priniski 

    Classisfied -  Alex Valenzuela, Brianna Reed, Megan Hendrikson, Ashleigh Wyrybkowski, Mary Alvarez Jackson, Kim Keck, Sydney Moore, Elena Cole, Conner Campini, Lisa Achtzehn, Rochelle Robson, Madeline Agpoon, Ali Hearn, Michhel Piazza, Ivan Chango, Elissa Nowacki, Justin Firehawk, Dave Priniski, Stephanie Muszynski, Paula Slamowitz, William Williams

    Certified - Julie Kredlo

    Parent Representative -


    Student Body President 


    Dates: 9/22/2021, 10/20/2021, 11/10/2021, 12/8/2021, 1/19/2022, 2/23/2022, 3/23/2022, 4/27/2022



    September 22, 2021


    For more information please contact Dr. Priniski (dpriniski@susd.org) or Michelle Piazza (mpiazza@susd.org).