Principal - Mrs. Norma Derby, M. Ed.


Mrs. Derby is the new principal of Math and Science Success Academy (MASSA) for the 2016-2017 school year, although she was previously a teacher for MASSA. She also has over seventeen years of educational experience spanning grades K-12 within special education, and 3rd through 5th grade general education. In addition, Mrs. Derby has two years of administrative experience at Tucson Unified School District as a program coordinator and Assistant Director of the Exceptional Education Department. She loves building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners, and considers herself a partner in education to ensure every student's success.


Dean of Students - Mrs. Shannon Hunt

  • 4 years College Administration Experience
  • 12 years K-12 School Administration Experience










Office Manager - Ms. Joanne Zelaya

  • Native of Tucson
  • Mother of three young men
  • 20 years Experience in Office Management
  • Enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her children