Administration

Principal -  Mrs. Glory Pabon

 

Mrs. Glory Pabón, born in Puerto Rico, holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, and a Master of Music Education from Florida State University (FSU).  Mrs. Pabón has not only taught at the elementary and secondary school level, but also undergraduate and graduate level courses at different universities in Puerto Rico and Florida.  She has also had the privilege of working as a research project coordinator and coach in central Florida for the Florida Center for Reading Research at FSU.  In addition to teaching and coaching, Mrs. Pabón worked as the school principal for over 10 years for Cabo Rojo Christian Academy, a prestigious K-12 private school in her hometown.  Mrs. Pabón has many talents including singing and playing the piano and loves going hiking with family and friends.  Mrs. Pabón has very strong values and faith. She is proactive and passionate about helping youngsters reach their greatest potential in life.  Mrs. Pabón and her family are new to Arizona and are enjoying the desert and the many activities offered here in the valley.  Mrs. Pabón is delighted to be a part of AMS and is committed to working diligently as the school principal.  She is also extremely grateful for the love and respect extended to her throughout this year.

 

Assistant Principal - Mrs. 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.

 

Dean of Students - Ms. Alison Farnham

Alison Farnham graduated from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  Originally from Wisconsin, Ms. Farnham moved to Arizona in 2007 where she returned to school and obtained degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education.  In her free time, Ms. Farnham enjoys spending time with her family, attempting to garden, and exploring Arizona with her dog Eddie.

 

Instructional Coach - Mr. Doug Taylor

Doug Taylor graduated from Bradley University. Over the course of his educational career, he has taught grades ranging from 2nd to 8th. An accomplished teacher, he left the classroom to step into a role as a national education consultant and trainer with McGraw-Hill supporting their Direct Instruction curriculum. Doug is originally from Illinois, but now he has lived in Arizona for over 20 years. He loves the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, and spending time with his dog. After spending time away from teaching, he is excited to again have the opportunity to support a truly great teaching staff while they make such a positive difference in their students’ lives.

 

Front Office - Mayra Gonzalez 

 

Front Office - Dulce Gaytan

 

 

 

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