Phone: 480-484-3810


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. David Priniski

Dr. Priniski, a product of Scottsdale Schools himself, has served with Scottsdale since 2012. 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 in 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.

Phone: 480-484-3809


Degrees and Certifications:

Assistant Principal Elissa Nowacki

Mrs. Nowacki, a product of Cherokee Elementary and Chaparral High School, is thrilled to be the Assistant Principal at Yavapai. 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.

  • Yavapai Thunderbirds

    Principal: Dr. Dave Priniski
    Assistant Principal: Elissa Nowacki
    Address: 701 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    Phone: 480-484-3800
    Fax: 480-569-7875
    Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
    School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm 
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten  - 5th Grade
    Colors: Purple and Silver
    Mascot: Thunderbird
    Year Opened: 1961


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