Canyon Rim Elementary Virtual Tour

Phone: 480-984-3216


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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:

Andrea Emerick, Assistant Principal

It’s great to be part of the Canyon Rim team.  I have been an educator over 25 years and have been an assistant principal in GPS for several years at both secondary and elementary schools. My undergraduate degree is from Southwestern College and I received my masters degree from NAU. I have achieved and renewed as a National Board Certified Teacher in ELA/Early Adolescence.  Outside of school, I like to travel with my family and scrapbook our memories.  I absolutely love to hang out with my adorable dogs, Koda and Kenai.

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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

Last Modified on May 8, 2023