Principal - Mrs. Norma Derby

Norma Derby Mrs. Norma Derby has over eighteen years of educational experience spanning grades K-12 within special education and general education 3rd-5th.  She also has two years of administrative experience at Tucson Unified School District as a program coordinator and Assistant Director of the Exceptional Education Department.  Mrs. Derby is delighted to bring her skills as an educational leader to your son/daughter’s school and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.


Assistant Principal - Mrs. Alicia Morris

 Alicia Morris

Mrs. Morris has over 8 years educational experience working with K-8 students in Mississippi, Arizona, and France. She is originally from Phoenix, but she graduated from The University of Arizona and is happy to call Tucson her home again. Mrs. Morris is excited to support teachers, students, staff and parents to help provide the best educational career to our young scholars!



Dean of Students - Mrs. Shannon Hunt

 Shannon Hunt  



Instructional Coach - Ms. Dana Rones


Ms. Rones is MASSA's K-8 Instructional Coach and greatly enjoys the opportunity to coach and mentor fellow teachers.  Ms. Rones graduated from Towson University (Towson, MD).  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (1-8 grades).  Ms. Rones is a highly qualified certified teacher with a Standard Arizona Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education including a Middle School Mathematics Endorsement. This is Ms. Rones's 6th year at MASSA and her 14th year working with and teaching grades K-8.  


Ms. Rones is currently First Aid/CPR/AED certified.  She is a former CPR/ First Aid/ Lifeguard Instructor and Pool Manager. Prior to college Ms. Rones spent 2 years in AmeriCorps completing full-time community service projects including directing an after-school program, working with the Special Olympics, tutoring, and environmental work. In her free time Ms. Rones enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, coffee, donuts, shoes, reading/ book club, music (she plays the flute!), Fact Friday, and laughter.



Office Manager - Ms. Gaby Vidal

  Ms. Gabriela Vidal has been with MASSA 4 years and is currently the Office Manager. She has over 20 years of experience as an Associate Administrator.  She enjoys working at MASSA and particularly the wonderful opportunity to interact with families who have diverse backgrounds, cultures, and traditions.  In her free time, she enjoys dancing, listening to different types of music, spending time with friends over a cup of coffee, and traveling as much as possible.



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