David W. Shill                      Grand-Boy at The Beach!

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Phone: (480) 472-7688

I am looking forward to another productive school year as Principal of Ishikawa Elementary School.

I am an Arizona native and received my own education in the Mesa Public Schools System (Emerson, Carson, Westwood).  I graduated from A.S.U. in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (K-8) with an E.S.L. Endorsement.  I then earned a master's degree in Elementary Education (K-8) from N.A.U in 2001.  I earned a second master's degree from N.A.U. in Educational Leadership in May of 2012.  In addition to being E.S.L. Endorsed, I have my Principal Certification K-12 Endorsement, Reading Specialist Endorsement as well as an Early Childhood Endorsement.  I taught at Lehi Elementary from 1995 - 2008.  I was a Basic Skills Specialist at Longfellow Elementary from 2008 - 2009, and a Title One Specialist at Washington Elementary from 2009 - 2012. As a district-based Professional Development Specialist  I worked at Smith Junior High, Lehi, Edison, Emerson, and Holmes Elementary schools for the 2012/2013 school year.  I then worked as Team Leader/Assistant Principal at Smith Junior High for the 2013/2014, and 2014/2015 school years.  I am honored and excited to be at Ishikawa Elementary School, and feel privileged to be working with such a skilled and professional group of teachers.  Our students know that it is far better to be an Ishikawa Dragon than not to be. Go Dragons!

"The environment makes our character."