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.

Principal

Dr. Dave Priniski

Phone: 480-484-5810

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Dr. Dave Priniski

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480-484-5809

Dr. Priniski, a product of Scottsdale Schools, has served with Scottsdale for the past 7 years. Previously, he served as an administrator in Scottsdale with SUSD Community Education, Ingleside and Supai Middle Schools and Yavapai and Tonalea Elementary Schools. Dr. Priniski also served as a teacher to the Flowing Wells School District in Tucson, Arizona and the Madison School District in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Priniski speaks Spanish and is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona and Arizona State University.

Assistant Principal

Mr. Justin Firehawk

Phone: 480-484-5812

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Mr. Justin Firehawk

Mr. Firehawk, a product of the Scottsdale School District, is proud to be back to serve our community. Mr. Firehawk graduated from Arizona State University, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Physical Education. He taught 7th and 8th grade P.E. for seven years prior to serving as the Dean of Attendance for The Paradise Valley School District at Paradise Valley High School. Mr. Firehawk holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Welcome back Mr. Firehawk!

Dean of Students (Half Time)

Ms. Elissa Nowacki

Phone: 480-484-5813

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Ms. 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. Dave Priniski
    Assistant Principal: Justin Firehawk
    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

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