Kaytie Thies has been a part of the La Paloma Academy/Heritage Elementary School family for more than seven years. She started her career in education as the La Paloma Academy registrar, where she quickly learned how much she enjoyed the school environment. She went back to school while working and earned her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Arizona.
Ms. Thies taught 6th grade for two years at La Paloma before moving to Williams, where she taught a 6th/7th grade combo class at Heritage. She is certified in elementary education with a SEI (Structured English Immersion) and middle school language arts endorsement. She attained her master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University and has her principal certification.
Ms. Thies’ goal for Heritage students, as both a teacher and a principal, is to provide a safe environment for students to achieve academic success. She encourages teamwork and cooperative learning, and wants students to feel motivated to become the best they can be, both as scholars and as people of value and character.
Outside of school, Ms. Thies loves to snowboard, play roller derby, and spend time with her horse named Beta.