Degrees and Certifications:
Joseph Lopat, Principal
I am excited and honored to be the principal of Canyon Rim. Before taking over at Canyon Rim, I served as the assistant principal at both Greenfield Junior High and Greenfield Elementary. I was a junior high teacher in GPS before becoming an administrator.
Canyon Rim’s mission statement is Care, Respect, and Empower. Our phenomenal staff is dedicated to building relationships with students, inspiring a passion of learning, and being a positive influence for all students on campus. Canyon Rim is a school with exciting traditions and a family atmosphere. PTA and parent involvement are vital contributors to the overall success of our school. At Canyon Rim, conventional and traditional programs are offered to best meet the needs of individual students. Canyon Rim has maintained a consistent “A” rating recognized by the Arizona State Board of Education. This honor is a reflection of our dedication to academics and educating the whole child.
Canyon Rim is an amazing place to be and we look forward to the success of our Cougars!
Degrees and Certifications:
Christine Lakso, Dean of Students
I'm so proud to be the Dean of Students at Canyon Rim Elementary! Before becoming an adminstrator at CRE, I enjoyed working as a 3rd grade teacher at Meridian Elementary.
As the Dean of Students, I work with our Cougars on behavior and discipline, teaching them how to make positive choices and be in control of their actions towards others. As a former student of Gilbert Public Schools myself, my roots are strong in the Gilbert community. This is why I believe the elementary schools in the GPS District have the capability to empower our students and their learning. I have high expectations for students, believe in them taking responsibility for their decisions, and every day I look foward to supporting and encouraging them.
Canyon Rim is a wonderful place, and I enjoy helping students thrive and be their best selves!
Canyon Rim Announcements
Welcome to Remote Learning - Visit our district resource page for students and parents AND visit our staff directory to connect to our new remote learning teacher websites, just click on the View Website link next to your teacher's name.
"Gray" Bus Route Notice
The following message only applies to parents/guardians of children who ride the "Gray" bus to the San Miguel Apartments at Skyline & Onza. The route number has been changed from route #193 overflow to route #215.
Feel free to call Transportation with any questions that you may have at 480-497-3311.
Elementary School Day Start & End Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:10am–2:55pm
Wednesday Early Release: 8:10am–1:55pm
Half Days: 8:10am–11:55am