The Governing Board of the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) voted to appoint Chad Caudle as the new principal of Elementary #33 commencing with the 2021-22 school year.
“Mr. Caudle has the experience, vision, and drive to work with the Elementary #33 school community to ensure the successful launch for the 2021-2022 school year,” says Dr. Jesse Welsh, superintendent.
Caudle has been the principal at Desert Shadows Elementary School since the 2015-16 school year. Throughout that time, he has worked with his school community to establish a positive and safe environment for students. These efforts solidified the hard work and dedication that teachers, staff, students, and families put into their school and resulted in the following accomplishments and achievements:
• Developed the framework for the school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program: JAWSOME.
• Received the 2017 PBISAz Gold Award.
• Implemented a school-wide STEAM program as well as a wide variety of educational opportunities offered to students and families.
• Improved the Arizona Department of Education A-F School Letter Grade from a C to an A.
• Received the 2019 A+ School of Excellence Award presented by the Arizona Educational Association.
Caudle will begin assuming some initial responsibilities at Elementary #33 during the 2020-21 school year while remaining committed to the success of Desert Shadows Elementary and ensuring a safe and smooth transition back to in-person learning.
Caudle earned a bachelor’s of health science degree in physical education from the University of Wyoming and a master’s of administration and supervision degree from the University of Phoenix. He has been an educator for 23 years and was appointed principal in 2007 at Hohokam Elementary School in the Scottsdale Unified School District. After six years at Hohokam, he was the principal of Ingleside Middle School before coming to PVSchools.
As a result of population growth, PVSchools has a need for a new elementary school in the Sky Crossing area of North Phoenix. Understanding this need, Cave Butte Development Partners donated 11.49 acres of land in the Sky Crossing Development in order for a new elementary school to be built. Elementary #33 will open in the 2021-22 school year and will be located near Cave Creek Road and Deer Valley Drive. The new school will be the 33rd elementary school in PVSchools 107-year history.