Welcome to Anasazi Elementary School
Anasazi's Mission Statement - Anasazi is a diverse learning community committed to fostering a rigorous, compassionate, and inquiry-based environment, that empowers students to be globally competitive in a complex and changing world.
Anasazi's Vision Statement - Empower and inspire each child to become life-long learners, within a culture of academic excellence, creativity and critical thinking, to take action and serve in our global community.
Principal: Jennifer Waldron
Assistant Principal: Andrea Martin
Address: 12121 N. 124th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Attendance Line: 480-484-7360
Nurse's Office: 480-484-7311
School Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Early Release: 1:15 pm
Grades: Pre-Kindergarten (4s) - 5th Grade
Colors: Turquoise and Silver
Mascot: Sammy the Scorpion
Year Opened: 1986
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Principal Jennifer Waldron
Jennifer Waldron is proudly serving for the 5th school year as the appointed principal of Anasazi Elementary School. As a Scottsdale Unified School District parent and employee, she is honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a tradition of educational excellence and parental involvement. Previous to becoming the principal of Anasazi, Ms. Waldron was an assistant principal for five years. Three of those five years were spent serving students within SUSD at both Redfield and Copper Ridge schools. Her first two years of administration were spent at a K-8 school within another school district in Maricopa County. Before becoming a school administrator, Ms. Waldron worked for two years as an instructional technology specialist serving all schools in her past district facilitating professional development and coaching teachers in the areas of STEM and technology in grades K-8. Prior to that position, she served as a gifted resource teacher, writing and facilitating professional development, coaching teachers and teaching gifted students in grades K-8. She started out her passion for serving students as a second-grade classroom teacher 18 years ago.
In 2020, Ms. Waldron was recognized as the Arizona School Administrators Elementary Rookie Principal of the Year. She is excited and eager to continue to bring her skills as an educational leader to Anasazi Elementary School and work with the community as a partner in education to ensure every child's success. Along with the amazing Anasazi teachers and staff, Ms. Waldron will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by Anasazi by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. Ms. Waldron is a transformational leader in that she always makes decisions based on what is best for students by leading a learning community, having a deep sense of shared purpose, facilitating smooth school operations, and building positive community relationships. Ms. Waldron is committed to Scottsdale Unified School District’s vision of engaging all students in world-class, future-focused learning.
Assistant Principal Andrea Martin
I am honored to be here at Anasazi Elementary School as the Assistant Principal. I began my career after graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Instruction in 2007 receiving the Student Teacher of the Year award. I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade as a classroom teacher in multiple districts in the greater Phoenix area. After my time in the classroom, I became a district instructional coach for grades K-8. As an instructional coach, I supported teachers in developing sound instruction and classroom management. I have had thorough training in district curriculum development and assessment as well as the Multi-Tiered System of Supports for both Instruction and Behavior. In 2018, I received my Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in Educational Leadership, Principal K-12 and joined the Scottsdale Unified School District as an Assistant Principal. I joined the Anasazi Elementary School Community in the 2019-2020 school year and have been afforded the opportunity to serve this community ever since. Here at Anasazi, our philosophy is to focus on what is best for our students and as the Assistant Principal I am committed to serving our students and families and creating a safe space for students to learn and grow to their highest potential.