Welcome to Yavapai Elementary School

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Phone: 480-484-1810


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Dave Priniski

Dr. Priniski, a product of Scottsdale Schools himself, has served with Scottsdale for the past 10 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 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: 480-484-1809


Degrees and Certifications:

Assistant Principal Kelley Perry

Kelley is a proud Arizona native and an even prouder Arizona educator. 

Kelley attended the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!) and earned her initial Masters in Education of Curriculum and Instruction through the University of Mary, Bismark, North Dakota.  Kelley followed up with a second Masters in Supervision and Administration through the University of Phoenix.

Kelley has been an educator since 2001 and has experience teaching Kindergarten, First Grade and Third through Fifth grades.  She has served as both a literacy interventionist and gifted specialist.  She joined SUSD in 2018 as an Instructional Coach at Tonalea K-8 and is excited to now be a part of both the Hohokam and Yavapai learning communities.  "Nothing brings me more joy than to be able to serve our South Scottsdale Coronado Complex families, teachers and students.  I am humbled and very grateful".

  • Yavapai Thunderbirds

    Principal: Dr. Dave Priniski
    Assistant Principal: Kelley Perry
    Address: 701 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    Phone: 480-484-1800
    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

    Hohokam/Yavapai 2020-2022 Student Handbook

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