Assistant Principals' Messages

  • Hello Mustang Families!

    My name is Aimee Wojciechowski and I am proud to be the Assistant Principal for Manzanita Elementary. I am excited to help students, staff, and families L.E.A.D. and develop skills to be successful both inside and outside of school.

    I started my journey in education at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. After graduation, I moved to Arizona to work in the Deer Valley Unified School District where I taught 4th and 6th grade. Through my roles on campus, I learned that school leadership and improvement were my passion and I began my Masters in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. I joined the WESD family as the Instructional Coach for Sahuaro Elementary where I worked for two years before coming to Manzanita. I am bringing a love of developing school climate and culture and a high belief that all students can learn.

    I am looking forward to working with you and your students this year to develop the young LEADers in our community! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you have, ways I can better serve you and your student, or just to chat and get to know me.

    Aimee Wojciechowski
    Assistant Principal, Manzanita Elementary

    Hello Mustang Families!

    My name is Jarica Chesser and I am proud to be the Assistant Principal for Manzanita Elementary’s L.E.A.D Academy. I am excited to be part of the Manzanita community. I look forward to collaborating and working  with all of you to ensure all students, staff, and families have opportunities to develop and celebrate the positive skills set needed to successfully grow both at school and within our community.

    I am a native of Arizona and obtained my bachelor’s degree in communications from Northern Arizona University. I have a Masters Degree in Special Education from University of Phoenix, and a Master Degree in School Administration from Grand Canyon University. 

    In the past 18 years It has been a privilege to teach students across Arizona in grades pre-k through high school. I also served as a program specialist for the Arizona Department of Education’s Expectational Service division and I am a trained crisis prevention intervention (CPI) trainer for the district. Prior to coming to Manzanita, I was the EDP coordinator for Washington Elementary School District. 

    I am the proud mother of an incoming 6th grader. We enjoy participating in Scouts of America, cooking, sports, gardening,crafts, and traveling. 

    I am excited for the 2022-2023 school year! I know together, we can make it a successful one for all members of our community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you have. I look forward to meeting you!


    Jarica Chesser
    Assistant Principal CCB Manzanita Elementary