Principal Message

Dear Hearn Academy families-

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a relaxing summer break. It is my honor to be starting my 4th year as principal at Hearn Academy and I look forward to working with all members of our learning community. At Hearn Academy, we are so excited to be starting a new school year. Reflecting back upon the 2022-2023 school year, we acknowledge the efforts of all members of our learning community that made it a success. Our school could not have been prouder of our families, teachers, and students for all their hard work.

During the 2022-2023 school year, our students made huge academic strides. This year, we are once again anticipating even greater student academic growth and proficiency. Our teachers and support staff are dedicated to providing our students with the best education possible. I truly believe that Hearn Academy is the best school and has the best educators to entrust with your child's learning!

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 17th year working at Hearn Academy and my 4th 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 in Secondary Education and another Master of Education in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification both of which are from Northern Arizona University. Additionally, I am also an Arizona State Certified Teacher and Principal as well as holding educational endorsements in Spanish English Immersion (SEI) and in teaching Middle Grades (5-8).

As a school, we are honored by your commitment and choice to send your students to Hearn Academy. We look forward to continuing to serve our families and their students during the 2023-2024 school year.

Edward Traud

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