Justin Dye has been with the La Paloma Academy/Heritage Elementary School family since 2005. Mr. Dye is an Arizona native and truly understands the need for education reform in our state. He began his career with the Heritage family as a 2nd grade teacher. From there, he moved into the administration side of charter schools, serving as the Title I coordinator, after-school director, vice principal, and eventually settled in as a principal.
Mr. Dye’s goal is to educate every student in his school as he promotes lifelong learning to these young minds. He also stresses the importance of teaching character values on a daily basis.
Mr. Dye graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in education. Several years later, he received his master’s degree from Grand Canyon University in education administration. He acquired his Principals Certificate in 2010.
“I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful family here at Heritage Elementary School,” Mr. Dye says. “With the quality of our parents, students, and staff, our success is inevitable!”
Sonia Camilli comes to us from the Washington School District. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s in elementary education. Ms. Camilli began her career as a 3rd grade teacher. She also served as a district mentor for new teachers, and worked at the district level, rewriting curriculum maps and creating district assessments. The Rodel Foundation of Arizona chose Ms. Camilli as an Aspiring Principal in 2012. She transitioned into administration where she became a dean of discipline. “My goal is to promote a positive school environment, while motivating and developing successful learners.”
Bradley Mitchell has taught 7th and 8th grade math at Heritage Elementary since 2013. An educator for over 15 years, Mr. Mitchell began teaching upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He served as the ISC coordinator at Millennium High School in Goodyear, and has coached football, basketball, and softball. He has also been co-sponsor of the National Honor Society.