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.
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