Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Community,

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of West Elementary School. I am honored to join the community and have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education!  I have been dedicated to public education for more than twenty-three years.  I have worked with a variety of students' ranging in age from Kindergarten through and including college.  My most recent administrative experience was with the Florence Unified District as a Director of Data and served as a Principal in a K-8 school. I am also a faculty member with Grand Canyon University in teaching future students in becoming principals. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to West Elementary School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.  I am an Arizona native raised in Marana, Arizona. I have two grown children who both reside in Phoenix. I have earned my Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Instructional Leadership, with Distinction, in 2015 from Grand Canyon University. I hold a Master’s degree in Bilingual/Multicultural Education, with Distinction, from Northern Arizona University, and a Bachelor’s in Education. I am also bilingual/bicultural in English and Spanish.  Along with the teachers and staff at West Elementary, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by West Elementary by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  We will focus on education standard initiatives, Professional Learning Communities, the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all of the students' achievement.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  

I look forward to working with you as teams to help each student at West Elementary meet their goals and have a successful school year!

 Best Regards,

Dr. Maribel Lopez
(520) 723-2701

Bell Schedule

7:35-8:05 am

First Bell: 8:05 am

Late Bell: 8:10 am 

 Dismissal: 3:15 pm

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Maribel Lopez, Principal

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Rita Randall, Assistant Principal

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