Our School

Our mission is to provide young women an opportunity to achieve high school and college academic success simultaneously while nurturing self-confidence and developing leadership skills in an academically rigorous environment.

Inspired by a vision that all young women will have the opportunity to develop as leaders shaping their lives for success, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, Inc. spearheaded the "Crittenton Bill" legislation enabling us to launch GLAAZ, the first public all-girls school in Arizona. GLAAZ is a special place where young women are empowered to find their voices as leaders in their own lives, in their communities, and in the world.

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Chief Academic Officer

Dawn Woods, M.A. Education,serves as Chief Academic Officer at the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona (GLAAZ),and has worked as an educator for 25 years.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona (BA Secondary Education/major in Spanish), M.A. Education (counseling) from the University of Phoenix, and her Principal Certification from Northern Arizona University (NAU).

She began her career as a Spanish teacher and also spent time teaching English at a women’s college in Japan. Dawn also worked as a guidance counselor at the secondary level for many years and most recently as an administrator at the high school level.


Dr. Kellie Warren - Superintendent
Dawn Woods - Chief Academic Officer Send an Email
Kenneth Bornscheuer - Assistant Principal Send an Email
Leslie Shultz-Crist - Director of Assessment and College Readiness Send an Email
Lupe Gutierrez - Registrar Send an Email
Veronica Saenz - Parent Coordinator/Attendance Send an Email
Mr. Wyck Chew - Athletic Director Send an Email

Faculty and Staff

Sabrina Araiza - Social Studies 
Shenna Carbaugh - Science
Wyck Chew - Social Studies
Cecalie Fort - English
Marc Ginsberg - Math
Brad Grant - Science
Jamesetta Harper - Math
Lisa Horton- Special Education
Carol Masser - English
Terry Poorten - English

School Governing Board

Nina Munson - Interim President 
Janita Gordon - Member 
Rona Kasen - Member 
Maryann Richardson - Member 
Rod Riley - Member 
Anjuli Morse - Member 
Amanda Stoley - Member 

Board Meeting Minutes

All School Board meetings take place at the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona.

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Board Meeting - October 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm

Board Meeting - September 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm
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Board Meeting - August 29, 2017 | 5:00 pm
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Board Meeting - June 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm
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Board Meeting - May 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm
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Board Meeting - April 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm

Board Meeting - March 21, 2017 | 5:00 pm
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Board Meeting - February 21, 2017 | 5:00 pm
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