• Defining Moment in Education

    When asked why I chose education as a career, I fondly remember my second grade teacher, Mrs. Henry. She was kind and compassionate, had a soft and loving voice and had the neatest handwriting I had ever seen. I had so much admiration for her that I decided at the age of seven that I would be a teacher "just like her".  I still work diligently to be that model to my students and families, as she was for me. Positive student-teacher relationships are the heart of my personal and professional goals for myself and I have Mrs. Henry to thank for that. When I was about to graduate from college and become a teacher, I had the opportunity to tell her how she influenced my life in such a profound way as an educator, mother and human being. As an administrator, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to touch the lives of an even broader range of students. My career choice is a blessing each day. 

    Core Educational Beliefs

    I believe that the most important lessons learned in life are those which we learn through positive experiences that we have with people. In schools, those positive interactions are fostered by classroom teachers. Healthy, respectful relationships between students and their teachers are the foundation for all meaningful learning experiences in classrooms.  

    Prior Experience

    • 2015-Present - Assistant Principal, Amphitheater High School
    • 2013-2015 - Assistant Principal, Coronado K-8
    • 2001-2013 - Teacher, Ironwood Ridge High School
    • 1999-2001 - Teacher, Canyon del Oro High School

    Education Degrees and Certification

    • University of Arizona - Masters Educational Leadership
    • University of Arizona - Bachelors Physical Education K-12


Glenda Arffa
  • Glenda Arffa

    Assistant Principal

    Email: garffa@amphi.com
    Phone: 520-696-5374

    Degrees & Certifications