Picture of principalMs. Benza

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Phone: 480-472-1801


As a product of Mesa Public Schools, having attended Crismon, Rhodes and Dobson I am so very pleased to be the principal of Shepherd Junior High. I attended Mesa Community College for two years before transferring to the University of Arizona where I received a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. I have a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. 

I taught at Skyline High School from 2000-2013 and then I had a special assignment at the district office for 1 year. I was at Mesa High for 2 years as an Assistant Principal over Student Services and then spent 3 years as an Assistant Principal at Mountain View High School over Activities. This is my third year at Shepherd Junior High as the principal. 

I am the proud mother of an almost 8 year old son and I am dedicated to helping children achieve success. 

Shepherd Junior High is a great school with wonderful community support and teachers who really care about our students. 

If there is anything I can do for you, please contact me via email or phone message until we are back on campus. I look forward to working with all of our students and families this year.