Congratulations AMS students, parents, board, and community members! Due to all of your extraordinary efforts, AMS has been awarded both an "A" and "Excelling" rating by the Arizona Department of Education! In fact, we are the only K-12 school in the 85705 zip code to have received these high ratings. Although this is our first year with these highest distinctions, with our continued dedication towards academic achievement, we are certain these distinctions are here to stay.
We are so proud of everyone's efforts at the school. Not only are we 1 of 4 K-12 "Blue Ribbon" schools commended by George Bush for our excellent performance, but we now hold the highest distinctions given by the state of Arizona!
In other news, we would like to take a moment to thank Mrs. Teresa Potter, who has been our principal for the last 3 years. As some of you may have heard, Mrs. Potter has recently stepped down from her position as Principal of AMS due to health concerns. We have been extremely thankful to have a dedicated educator such as Mrs. Potter as part of our team for the last 3 years and we wish her a quick recovery and improving health going forward.
Due to the aforementioned news, we would like to also welcome Mrs. Sharon Brannon, an educator and Principal for over 30 years in Palm Beach, Florida, to the AMS team as the new AMS Principal! With Mrs. Brannon's experience and dedication, we are sure this school year will be a success!