Principal - Ms. Brynn Embley

Brynn Embley

Brynn Embley graduated from Brigham Young University, holds a Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership from Harvard, and has completed the New Principals Course with the Arizona Charter Association, as well as the New and Aspiring Leaders course at Harvard. She began her teaching career in rural Mississippi with Teach for America. Ms. Embley has been awarded such distinctions as Teacher of the Month and was a runner-up for Woman of the Year with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She has been at the head of several volunteer organizations such as United Way, and has presented at the National Community Leaders Convention. She has won competitions ranging from Photo Journalism to Accelerated Reader including every game of Bananagrams she has ever played. Ms. Embley volunteers regularly with Feed My Starving Children, writes, and cross-stitches. Ms. Embley is a Leukemia survivor.





Assistant Principal - Mrs. Juliet Riffenburg       

Juliet Riffenburg

Juliet Riffenburg received her Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University (4.0 GPA). Prior to that she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. During Mrs. Riffenburg’s educational career she has taught grades ranging from first to sixth at Blue Ribbon award winning and A+ schools and has worked as an administrator for Arizona State University’s STEM camps for grades K-12. Mrs. Riffenburg is originally from Tennessee but moved to Arizona as a corps member for Teach for America. During this two-year program Mrs. Riffenburg was a finalist for the Wowee Award for excellence in her teaching.  She has lived in many places including France, New Zealand, and Maryland, but so far Arizona is her favorite. When she has free time she enjoys spending it with her family, hiking, and cooking new recipes. She loves sharing her passion for life-long learning with others and is grateful to have the opportunity to do this as an administrator at AMS.



Front Desk - Mayra Calderon


Mayra Calderon - Front Desk Manager for AMS Phoenix
  • 12 years experience as an Administrative Assistant in education
  • Handle registration, reception, & school nurse responsibilities
  • Provide support in cafeteria when needed, handle school paper work and filing



*A full summary of school personnel experience and resumes are available for public review upon request at school grounds.