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.

Administration

Dawn Woods - Interim Superintendent
Dawn Woods - Chief Academic Officer Send an Email
Leslie Shultz-Crist - Director of College Readiness & Assessments Send an Email
Nicole Marchi - Student Services Send an Email
Lupe Gutierrez - Registrar Send an Email
Veronica Saenz - Parent Coordinator Send an Email
Teresa Fitzsimmons - Guidance Counselor Send an Email 

Faculty and Staff

Sabrina Araiza - Social Studies Send an Email
Laura Bradley - Instructional Assistant Send an Email
Janelle Budetti - Math Send an Email
Shenna Carbaugh - Science Send an Email 
Cecalie Fort - English Send an Email
Hannah Froehlich - English and Art Send an Email
Marc Ginsberg - Math Send an Email
Lisa Horton - Special Education Send an Email
Steven Montoya - Science Send an Email
Daniel Pawenski - Social Studies Send an Email
Terry Poorten - English/Yearbook Send an Email

School Governing Board

Nathan Pullen - President
Marli Mayon - Member
Nina Munson - Member
Kimberly Murphy - Member
MaryAnn Richardson - Member

Board Meetings - Agenda and Minutes

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

2020-2021 School Year

Board Meeting - September 15, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda |

Board Meeting - August 18, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes - Draft

2019-2020 School Year

Board Meeting - June 30, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Public Hearing Notice | Minutes - Draft

Board Meeting - June 16, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - May 19, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - April 21, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - March 17, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda |

Board Meeting - February 18, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - January 21, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Special Board Meeting and Executive Session Announcement - January 7, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.
Special Board Meeting Announcement and Agenda | Notice of Meeting Location | Minutes

Board Meeting - December 17, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - November 19, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - October 15, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - September 17, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - August 27, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

2018-2019 School Year

Board Meeting - June 18, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - May 14, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - April 16, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - March 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - February 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - January 15, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - December 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - November 13, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - October 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - September 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - August 28, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

2017-2018 School Year

Board Meeting - June 19, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | MinutesBoard Meeting - May 15, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | MinutesBoard Meeting - April 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - March 20, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - February 20, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - January 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Agenda |Minutes

Board Meeting - December 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - November 14, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

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

Board Meeting - September 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - August 29, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

2016-2017 School Year

Board Meeting - June 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | MinutesBoard Meeting - May 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | MinutesBoard Meeting - April 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

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

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

Board Meeting - January 17, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - December 20, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

Board Meeting - November 15, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Agenda | Minutes

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