Administration

ConnieMrs. Connie Erickson
Principal

Phone: 879-3104
Room: Administration
Email: ericksonc@vailschooldistrict.org

Connie Erickson is a transformational leader. She has been in education for over 40 years. Mrs. Erickson has been the principal of Acacia Elementary and Mesquite Elementary in the Vail School District.  She lives in the Mesquite Elementary community and understands the culture.  Mrs. Erickson has led other schools in the attainment of their Excelling School label. She shares many leadership roles with all staff members.  She knows the strengths of her staff members and how to utilize them in their own unique way. Through multi-track calendar and growth issues, Mrs. Erickson still continues to energize and maintain excellence. As noted by one parent, “I feel that Mrs. Erickson truly cares about resolving issues and answering questions as well as celebrating my child’s achievements!” Mrs. Erickson has received many educational awards that reflect her passion. She has been featured in the Arizona Daily Star for being an outstanding educator. In 2006, she received the Arizona Leads Circle of Honor. She has been nominated for the Arizona Principal of the Year Award for 2005. She also received the 2004 Learning for Life Educator of the Year Award. In addition, she received the 2001 Administrator of the Year AZAHPERD Award. The Senita Valley community is fortunate to have such a dynamic Principal. Mrs. Erickson is highly respected not only as a principal, but as a valuable community member.

ConnieMrs. Katie Griffin
Assistant to the Principal

Phone: 879-3106
Room: Front office
Email: griffink@vailschooldistrict.org