Principal Message

Dear Parents and Guardians:
It is my honor to be starting my 2nd year as principal at Hearn Academy and I look forward to working with all members of our learning community.

At Hearn Academy, we pride ourselves on providing a personalized education to our students. Our goal is to meet each student at their current academic ability level and to instill a love for learning that promotes both academic achievement and growth. The success of our school and our students is built upon partnering with all members of our learning community. We believe in the importance of creating a responsive learning community that values the input and unique needs of parents, teachers, students, and all concerned stakeholders. We value building positive relationships to create a strong connection between home and school. Our success could also not be achieved without our highly qualified teaching staff, which is made up of experienced educators that rival any in their profession. Not only are our teachers highly skilled, but they are also provided with top rated curriculum and other resources to provide students with a rigorous and relevant educational experience.

On a personal note, this is my 15th year working at Hearn Academy and my 2nd year as principal. Before becoming principal, I primarily taught 6th grade Social Studies and Science, but I have also taught in all subject areas from 5th to 8th grade. Aside from teaching, I have also worked as an Instructional Coach and as an Administrative Intern at Hearn Academy. As for my educational background, I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History from Gettysburg College as well as a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education and another Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification both from Northern Arizona University. I am also an Arizona State Certified Teacher and Principal. Furthermore, I have educational endorsements in Spanish English Immersion (SEI) and in teaching Middle Grades (5-8).


Edward Traud- Principal

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