Principal’s Welcome

Hello Parents, Guardians, Students, Community and Staff!

My name is Christae Spivey, and I am the Interim Principal for Southwest Leadership Academy (SLA). I have been with SLA since August, serving as the Assistant Principal and Director of Compliance. I have 15 years of experience as an educator, all spent within alternative school settings. I have experience as a Special Education Teacher, Principal and Assistant Superintendent.

I am extremely appreciative to be a part of the SLA team! This team strives to make this a successful and satisfying year for all learners. One of our main goals for our learners is to help them feel successful and achieve academic excellence. Together as parents and educators, we can build a foundation for lifelong learning. We recognize that to be successful in school, our learners need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with families and the community will make a significant difference in our learners’ education. As partners, we share the responsibility of our learners’ success. We are committed to creating excellence in instruction supported by an environment of school safety, respect, accountability, and support.

The SLA team feels privileged and honored to work with such a dynamic community where teachers, staff, community, and students are working toward cultivating an environment where learners achieve and believe in themselves. An environment where rigor, care and resiliency are highly evident. Your input, feedback and support will be critical in the success of SLA.

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with parents and the community to ensure our learners can achieve their highest potential.

Lastly, I thank you for your patience during this transition. I appreciate your understanding and support. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me.

GO RAMS!

Christae Spivey – Principal

Mission & Vision

Southwest Leadership Academy Goals

The mission of SLA is to provide an environment where all students are empowered and inspired to exceed expectations for academic achievement and readiness for college and career.

SLA is dedicated to improving academic achievement of at-risk students by providing an alternative educational program and supportive school environment that includes rigorous academic and social skills instruction that lead to student success in school, in their lives and within their community.

Learn More About Us

Staff Directory

To send an E-mail to the desired staff, please click on their name. The educational background and experience of all educators are available for inspection by contacting Esmeralda Delgado at 602-265-2000 or by visiting the school at 4301 West Fillmore Street, Phoenix, AZ 85043 between 8 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday to Friday.

ADMINISTRATION & STUDENT SERVICES

carrington
Regional Dir. of Edu.
MS in Edu.
Ms. Christae Spivey
Principal
 
Mr. Hunt
Assistant Principal
 
Ms. Harris (2) 500x600
 Guidance Counselor
M.Ed.
Miqala Salinas
HR/Compliance
Ms. Pacheco 500x600
Social Worker
MSW
Rios
IT Specialist
Graphic Design Diploma
Delgado
Registrar
 
Oji McNab
Paraprofessional
 

TEACHERS

Newley
English
BA in Political Science
Jarod Pidgeon M.A.
English
M.Ed.
Thomas
Computer Lab
BS in Child Development
Fertig
Health and Fitness
M.Ed.
Mr. Ramos
Science
BS in Science
Ms. Wheeler 500x600
Barbering / Cosmetology
Arizona Licensed Instructor
Ms. Despabeladero-500x600
Mathematics
BS
Ms. Rodriguez
Reading/literacy program paraprofessional
Mr. De Torres
Mathematics
MS
Ms. Jerrilene
Literacy Grant Admin & Reading
Ed.M.
Mr. Hall
English
MA 
Ms. Gomez
Tutor
 

SUPPORT STAFF

Jackson
Athletic Director / Behavior Lead
Ortega
Maintenance
 
Yolanda Jones
Cafeteria Manager
 
Ms. Reyes
Kitchen Assistant
 
TBD
Behavior Mentor