10475 E. Lakeview Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85258   MAP
Phone: 480-484-2400 | Fax: 480-484-2401
Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm | School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Dr. Katie Root, Principal | Brooke Williams, Assistant Principal
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School Information

SCHOOL INFORMATION

 

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Principal: Dr. Katie Root
Grades: Toddlers - 5th Grade
Colors: Royal Blue and Yellow
Mascot: Eagle
Year Opened: 1987


 

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Dr. Kate Root, Principal

Some Things About Myself:
I moved to Arizona in 1977 to attend Arizona State University. Over the course of 36 years I married and raised five children, and earned four degrees. I take great pride in my role as an educator, a mother and grandmother of six. What I value in this role – the nurturing, supporting, and believing in children- often influences my daily work at Laguna. I strive to create a culture of excitement and a climate of learning that will forever remain in the hearts of every family that attends this fabulous school. I enjoy swimming, walking, cooking, and camping. And of course, there is nothing like a good book not matter what time of day. I love to travel and experience different cultures, something I hope I will be able to do full time some day.
 
Goal:
I believe everyone has a well of untapped potential that has never been discovered. A person never knows what might be a new passion unless given the opportunity to explore and try something new. One of my goals is to provide a wide variety of learning opportunities where children can explore future interests and embrace innovative thinking. It is my passion to develop the leadership skills and character that encourage people to aspire to be all they wish to be, whether they are a student or a staff member. I’m humbled by the talent that surrounds me and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this incredible school community.

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Introducing Mrs. Brooke Williams

Laguna Assistant Principal

Hello! I will begin my administrative career at Laguna in August! I began my educational career in the Scottsdale Unified School District, graduating from Arcadia High School. I earned a bachelor's degree in family studies and child development from Arizona State University, then earned a master’s degree in K-12 special education, and a second master’s degree in educational leadership. I have worked with SUSD for 11 years teaching everything from preschool through 4th grade in special education as well as serving as the curriculum specialist the last 2 years.  As a lifetime learner, I have also received an Autism Specialist Certification (PBIS) from Northern Arizona University and a reading endorsement. I love to be active and am often out biking, hiking, or camping with my husband and three German shepherds. I am a big believer in relationships and supporting students to ensure their success. I look forward to working with and getting to know the Laguna community.


Mission Statement
To provide each student with the highest quality education, create a passion for learning, and empower each student to contribute positively to our global community.

Vision Statement
Invigorating each classroom environment by reducing the student to adult ratio from 30:1 to 15:1.

 

School Motto
Be your best and nothing less!


arrow.gifInvesting in the hiring and retaining of highly educated and qualified staff who teach   effectively and passionately
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Challenging the students to stretch beyond one year’s growth
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Being an integral part of the community
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Having each family feel directly connected and appreciated
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Providing exceptional learning opportunities that are enhanced by state-of-the-art technology, community resources, and additional academic support

 

Learning for all-Success for all!


Code of Conduct
Please refer to the district's uniform code of conduct for learning and behavior expectations. Print the signature page for each child attending school. Sign, date and return the form to the school office. Please review the Code of Conduct.

 


 

Attendance Line
If your student is going to be absent, please call the Absentee Line at 480-484-2460 prior to the start of the school day. If you do not call, or call late, you will receive an automated call reminding you of the unexcused absence. Also, please remember to provide a doctor’s excuse in order for you to receive an Excused Absence. Please review the Attendance Policy.

 


Family Handbook
Please review Laguna's Family Handbook for important information.