Phone: (520) 696-6853
Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed. Education Leadership and Administration-Arizona State University, Graduated~2014 B.S. Elementary Education- Utah State University, Graduated~2000 Gifted Endorsement, ESL Endorsement Professional Awards, Honors, and Accomplishments Awards: Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, Peter Howell Elementary, Tucson, Arizona-2007 Amphitheater Distinguished Employee Award- Spring 2015 Spearheaded SB1441-2015, Copper was adopted as our state metal in Arizona. Sponsored by Senator Smith and signed by Governor Ducey. Honors: Ben's Bell Recipient, 2014, Tucson, AZ Accomplishments/Grants: Amphi Foundation-Technology Grant-Copper Creek Elementary-2014 Target Field Trip Grant-2011 Education Enrichment Foundation Grant-Magic in the CIrcle 2007 Jordan Education Foundation-Book Grant-Midvale, UT 2003 AT&T Technology Grant-Midvale, UT 2002
Mrs. Jenny Royer
My name is Jenny Royer and I am the Assistant Principal at Prince Elementary. I am excited to work with this great school and looking forward to a wonderful year!
I grew up in West Texas and have been an elementary educator for 16 years now. My husband and I have been married 23 years and we have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. My youngest, Hannah, is thirteen years old and attends Wilson K-8. My oldest daughter, Bethany, is 20 years old and she graduated from Ironwood Ridge High School last year. She is currently in college and attempting to save the world single-handedly. Lastly, the joy of our family is our little Mini-Dachshund named Penny who just celebrated her fourth birthday.
Defining Moment in Education
My defining moment in education occured after I had been teaching for five years. I had a student in my class who was a refugee from Africa. She barely spoke any English and my classroom was her first experience in an American classroom. That particular year was an amazing growing year for me as a professional. I realized, early on, that what I had learned in college (teaching theory, college algebra, etc.) was not going to help my student survive academically through the school year. Building trust and a relationship was key in cultivating a learning environment for this brave little girl. Since then, I have realized the importance of creating a bridge of trust before ever cracking the books open in my classroom. Of course, making learning fun creates a world of possibilities!
Core Educational Beliefs
When I hone in on what I stand for, I can sum it up into one word: Integrity. I believe Integrity is being responsible and exhibiting a strong work ethic. Most importantly, I believe that demonstrating integrity is revealed by being honest and having the courage to stand up for what is right.
During my college years, before becoming an educator, I was employed in some very interesting places! I worked in retail for several years, but my favorite was for a company called Proform Health and Fitness. I helped troubleshoot broken treadmills and exercise equipment over the phone with my customers. I had the opportunity to talk with people from all over the world! It was a really fun job!