Kathy Ray


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It is with great honor and excitement that I will serve this

community as the principal of Porter Elementary, I feel

very fortunate to be a part of the Porter Pride Family.


Let me tell you a little about myself.  I am a native of Arizona,

growing up in the Old Pueblo of Tucson.  My husband and

I have been married for 30 years.  We are both adopted,

and we were both born in the same hospital.  We have two

children, a son who served in the Army and a daughter who

recently graduated from Arizona State University.   Two Chocolate

Labs round out our family and we love them dearly.


As for my professional background, I hold a Bachelor’s degree

from the University of Arizona. I hold two Masters’ degrees -

the first in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from Northern Arizona University;

the second, in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. 

Yes, I am a Wildcat, Lumberjack, and a Sun Devil!


My vision for your child is that they enter adulthood as prepared problem solvers

who will continually improve the world around them.  With creative learning

opportunities at Porter and your parental involvement, we will work together

to ensure your child reaches their potential.  Our school vision is that 

academic excellence is expected, possible and attainable. 


This year I have the goal of being in your child's classroom on a regular basis and would appreciate your support by setting appointments to meet with me in advance.  I am more than happy to meet with parents before school or after school, but as much as possible, during school is reserved for increasing the learning taking place in all rooms around campus so that every child is successful. 


My direct line to reach me by phone is 472-6676 or by email is

keray@mpsaz.orgPlease contact me to celebrate any success stories your

child has had or any concerns you have about their welfare.


Warm regards,


Kathy Ray

Porter Elementary, Principal