TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - There is a new principal in the Amphitheater Public School District, Erika Vasas was selected to be the principal of Lulu Walker Elementary School, after a 5-0 vote from the Amphitheater Governing Board at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 7.
Vasas will take over at Lulu Walker on July 1, following the appointment of Michael McConnal at the district's newest school, a brand new K-5 elementary school that will focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. That new school will open in 2017-2018 school year.
"I am excited and honored to join the Amphi Family and the staff at Lulu Walker Elementary School. The values of the district are truly aligned with what I believe in as an educator and doing whatever it takes to make sure all students are successful," said Vasas in a recent district release. "When I saw the 'Be Kind' mural on campus, I knew I was in the right place. My group of former students in Oklahoma used this same motto as a general rule to help guide our actions as a class. I love the simplicity of it!"
She is bringing 14 years of experience in elementary education, coming to Lulu Walker, from the Broken Arrow Public Schools in Broken Arrow, OK, where Vasas was most recently the assistant principal at Creekwood Elementary School.
Vasas was also named Teacher of the Year for Country Lane Primary in 2013-14, where she taught second grade, before she transitioned to administration.
She holds a Master of Science in Education from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York and her Elementary Principal Certification from Northeastern State University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. Additionally, she has international teaching experience and spent three years teaching overseas in Seoul, Korea and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico.