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Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Principal K-12 Northern Arizona University B.A. Elementary Education The University of Arizona Principal PreK-12 Certification Elementary Education K-8 Certification with SEI Endorsement

Mrs. Berry-Kelley

Hello! I am honored and proud to be a part of this amazing community! I have been a teacher in the Amphitheater School District for 15 years. I worked at E.C. Nash Elementary for 10 years and Lulu Walker for five years. I have taught students in 2nd through 5th grade. I absolutely love working with young people and inspiring and empowering all to be the best version of themselves! I am excited about starting my new adventure as the Assistant Principal of La Cima Middle School (GOOOO CARDINALS!!)

About Me

I was born in Oceanside, California, and moved to Tucson when I was 7. I attended Pima Community College, The University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University! My favorite subject is science and I love to write poetry and short stories. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my son, and my awesome family! I love to work in our garden, go hiking, take roadtrips to the mountains, and relax on the beaches of California! I have four tortoises and a cat named Stardust!

Defining Moment in Education

I had the privilege of having access to phenomenal, well-rounded educational experiences as a child. I had opportunities to participate in band, theater arts, STEM, and intramural sports. Through access to those programs and activities, I found my passion for music, science, performing, and playing softball and basketball. 

All of these amazing experiences have influenced my decision to become an educator. I know the important role education plays in the lives of all people and I want all students to have access to a high-quality, well-rounded, exceptional education.

Core Educational Belief

I believe we are all learners. I believe the purpose of education is to empower learners to pursue their passions and obtain critical skills to thrive in the world. I believe education starts with curiosity and inquiry. I strive to foster a school culture that stimulates learners to ask questions, think critically, solve problems, and be people of good character. I set high expectations for my students and myself. I believe in dreaming big, setting goals, and working hard in order to achieve GREATNESS!

“Education is the most powerful weapon in which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.”  —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr 

“Knowledge itself in Power.”   —Sir Francis Bacon 

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”    —Aristotle

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