I am originally from a small town in Ohio where I was raised by my parents Joyce and Jerry Capers. I moved to Arizona in 1998 to study Elementary Education at Arizona State University. I have been married to my husband Bob for 18 years and we have two boys, Matthew (14) and Brody (12). After I graduated college, I began teaching in the Litchfield School District where I taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. In 2008, I received my Masters in Educational Leadership which led me to become an Instructional Coach at Mabel Padgett. I am extremely excited to be the new principal of MPE for the 2018-2019 school year and look forward to serving the community of Goodyear.
As a parent and an elementary school principal, I am very invested in our community and the students we serve. I believe it takes a collaborative effort from teachers, parents, board members, administrators, students and community members to have a successful school that provides an excellent environment for teaching and learning.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a program supported by the Arizona Department of Education to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social, behavior and educational goals. We know that when exemplary behavior and stellar teaching come together, students will reach their maximum potential. The staff at Mabel Padgett Elementary is proud to be leading this initiative at our school. For more information please check out the links below.
Mabel matrix for PBIS using the Panther Pillars
Our parent letter explaining PBIS at MPE