Principal's Message

  • Hello Cactus Wren families,

    For some welcome to our community, for others, welcome back! 
    This school year is going to pose many opportunities and challenges that together we will overcome and we will support one another while we all grow. I am Michelle Hall, the new principal of Cactus Wren Elementary and I am so grateful to serve your children and this community. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in Early Childhood Education. After graduation, I moved to Mesa and began teaching. I taught kindergarten and third grade before taking on the role as instructional coach and Title I specialist. In this capacity, I worked with kindergarten through sixth grade teachers and supported their instruction so students received the best instruction possible. During this time, I received my Master’s degree from Arizona State University in Educational Leadership. I was fortunate to begin my administrative career with the Washington Elementary School District as an Assistant Principal and I am beyond honored to continue leading at Cactus Wren.

    School is a place where students not only grow academically, but also develop relationships that shape their future and last a lifetime. As principal of Cactus Wren, I look forward to fostering those relationships and making sure your child is known for his/her unique strengths so we can help him/ her grow and reach his/ her potential. I am dedicated to working with you for our students; the partnership between staff, parents and students is crucial to ensure success for all.

    Please know, my door is always open and I am here to support you in any way possible. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this community and I look forward to working with you.

    Michelle Hall

    Principal, Cactus Wren Elementary