Principal's Message

Hello Chaparral Families, Teachers, Staff, and Community Members,

My name is Jaclyn Farrer and I am the proud new Principal at Chaparral. Thank you all for such a warm welcome to this school. I have had the pleasure of meeting many students, parents, teachers, staff members, and several community members. I am thrilled to be working with such a fantastic staff, great students, and a supportive community! It is going to be a great year!

I am an Arizona native, born and raised in Flagstaff. I received my undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University and began my career teaching primary grades in the Verde Valley. While teaching, I earned my Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Administration and Supervision. When my family moved to Phoenix in 2010, I served in the Cartwright School District as an Instructional Reading Interventionist as well as an Assistant Principal. For the last three years, I served as the Assistant Principal at Maryland School in the Washington Elementary School District. I absolutely love working for WESD!

I love engaging with parents and community members to support our students, teachers, and the school community. There are many ways to get involved at Chaparral including:

· Parent Site Council Meetings on the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 p.m. in the school library

· Chaparral PTA Meetings on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the school library

· Chat with the Principal on the third Friday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria

· Chaparral Elementary Facebook page

· Chaparral Elementary PTA Facebook page

At Chaparral Elementary, the staff and teachers implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) as a school-wide approach to teaching students appropriate behaviors at school. We explicitly model and reinforce how Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe so all students have a positive educational experience at Chaparral. All students are expected to follow the same rules and expectations while at school. Teachers and support staff reinforce appropriate behaviors when students follow the rules and expectations by recognizing and praising students. When students do not follow the expectations, there are planned consequences to help get them back on track. Many incentives are planned to encourage students and provide positive choices school-wide.

I look forward to learning more about the rich history and traditions of Chaparral School from the students, teachers, staff members, families, and community members as we work together this year. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 602-896-5300.

Yours in learning,

Jaclyn Farrer

"We run as a pack!"

Chaparral's Vision:

Inspiring lifelong learning through an engaging and challenging environment.