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Ames Singley, Principal

Welcome to Pioneer Elementary School: Home of the Prospectors!

It is an honor and a privilege to introduce myself, Ames Singley, as the principal of Pioneer Elementary School. I am very excited to join this outstanding school community.

I am originally from Connecticut and I graduated from Syracuse University in New York. In all, I have twenty-four years of elementary teaching experience and eight years of experience as a campus administrator, including seven as an elementary principal.

As Pioneer Elementary’s principal, I am committed to ensuring that students and families will feel welcome and valued. Our talented and dedicated staff will demonstrate high expectations for all students and focus on supporting the academic, social, and emotional needs of all learners using both best practices and innovative teaching strategies.

I believe that all students can and will succeed if they are provided with a safe and nurturing learning environment. Our instructional approach will be student-centered, beginning with a solid understanding of each student’s present levels combined with differentiated instruction to support their growth in all areas. I am a firm believer in creating a school culture where positive social interactions and a growth mindset approach are consistently reinforced. Our staff will make it a priority to establish open channels of communication and build positive relationships with all students’ parents so that we can effectively work together and support our common interest, our child.

Pioneer Elementary will make it a high priority to provide school-to-home communication in a timely and professional manner. We will strive to keep all students and parents informed of our policies and expectations so that we can have positive relationships founded on trust and respect. Lastly, we will work collaboratively with all stakeholders to build a school culture and climate that emphasizes mindfulness, empathy, and inclusion.

Mr. Ames Singley

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      Elementary Start & End Times

      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:10am–2:55pm

        Wednesday Early Release: 8:10am–1:55pm

        Half Days: 8:10am–11:55am

      Pioneer Accolades

      • 2008 - 2009    Sandy (Tani) Mitchell Earns National Board Certification (NBCT)


        2010 - 2011    Community Excellence Award Winner Kimberly Weamer

                                Support Staff of the Year


        2011 - 2012     Arizona “Top Twenty” School

                                “A” School Rating ADE (Arizona Department of Education)

                                Title I Reward School

                                Student Growth 72


        2012 - 2013    Arizona “Top Twenty-five” School

                                “A” School Rating ADE

                                Title I Reward School

                                Student Growth 66


        2013 - 2014    “A” School Rating ADE

                                Title I Reward School

                                Student Growth 60


        2014 - 2015     “A” School Rating ADE

                                Title I Reward School

                                Leadership Team / Principal Davis Presenters at the

                                ADE MEGA Conference on “Student Growth”

                                Student Growth 62%


        2015 - 2016     “A” School Rating ADE

                                A+ School of ExcellenceTM

                                Community Excellence Award Winner Roy Coronado

                                Support Staff of the Year


        2016 - 2017    Principal Davis Gilbert Public Schools

                                Principal Ambassador / Convocation Speaker

                                Principal Davis A+ School of ExcellenceTM Judge

                                Community Excellence Award Winner James Campbell

                                Community Service / Volunteer Award

                                GPS Teacher of the Year Finalist- Kindergarten teacher - Cheryl Collins

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