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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Dr. Connie Jordan

I finally stopped dreaming and started implementing my vision! Becoming the Principal of the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona is my dream come true.

My professional journey has been seasoned with multiple experiences to include teaching K-12 to college level, school administration, and corporate banking. I have worked for over twenty years within the educational field by opening and operating several elementary, middle, and high schools within the United States.  I value building high-quality relationships by continuously interacting with people. I also believe that student success begins with personalized connections fostered by surrounding every student with caring teachers and staff who are focused on success for ALL.

On a personal note, I am a person who appreciates reading for newness, writing with heart, being a speaker of change, and traveling to tell. I am a member of several educational organizations that pride on turning ambitions into action; to include Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the National Society of Leadership and Success. As far as my academic background, I received my BA from the University of Central Missouri; MA from Arizona State University; and my Ph.D. in Education: Specialization- Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University.

Ultimately, my collegiate concentration is to give life lessons on self-efficacy; in essence, expressing the significance of self-worth. It is with genuine passion and determination to lead and give direction to those who need that push to engage in positive academic change. I absolutely enjoy my career! It is with profound greatness to lead the all-girls high school in Arizona chartered by an amazing agency- Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.


Lori Mejia -  Superintendent Send an Email
Dr. Connie Jordan - Principal Send an Email
Shawnie Ojeda - Academic Advisor Send an Email
Guadalupe Gutierrez - Student Information Coordinator Send an Email

Faculty and Staff

Shenna Carbaugh - Science Send an Email 
Elizabeth Hernandez- English, Electives Send an Email 
Kiara Brown - English, Art, Electives Send an Email 
Daniella Armendariz - Social Studies Send an Email 

School Governing Board

Nathan Pullen - President
Britne Hart- Member
Catherine Stein - Member
Esmeralda Delgado- Member
Eve Del Real- Member
Marli Mayon - Member
Michelle Mcknight- Member
Nina Munson - Member

Board Meetings - Agenda and Minutes

Public Meeting Notices 

Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, all public notices of the meeting of the CPLC Community Schools Board will be posted 24 hours prior to the meeting on the Our School section on the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona website and on the main lobby of building A of the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona School.  Notice is hereby given to the members of the Governing Body and to the general public that the Governing Body of Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona will hold a special board meeting open to the public on Tuesday, November 15th, at 5:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. For questions or comments about this notice, please call (520) 887-0045.

Join on your computer, mobile app, or room device: Click here to join the meeting: Meeting ID: 267431381582  Passcode: mL2PQ6 Or call in (audio only)  +1 602-609-7474,,483661350#   United States, Phoenix, Phone Conference ID: 550909029#

2022-2023 School Year

Board Meeting - November 15, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.
November Agenda |

ADE Financial Reports