Welcome to Landmark Elementary School! I am privileged and honored to be named the new Principal at Landmark and I am very excited for this adventure. I began my teaching career 20 years ago in the state of Washington. I taught math and science in 7th-10th grades for five years before moving southward to Las Vegas, Nevada. After 7 years in Nevada, I moved to Arizona to pursue my doctoral studies and to join Glendale Elementary School District. I have spent the last several years in GESD in an administrator role and have loved working with our staff, students, families, and community! While the COVID-19 and social challenges we currently face can seem frightening, I want to take a moment to assure you that we are working hard to increase our health safety measures and practices so that we can maximize the safety of your child while also offering meaningful learning opportunities.
We look forward to seeing everyone when school starts again. Please visit our district-wide home page (www.gesd40.org) for the most recent updates. Until then, stay safe and we will see you soon!
Kristina Schaffler, Principal
Glendale Landmark Family,
I have the distinct privilege and honor to be named the new Assistant Principal at Landmark for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. My journey in education began after a successful and rewarding 25 year career as a United States Marine. Originally from Rhode Island, I moved to Arizona following my military service and began teaching in Arizona in 2012. I taught in both 4th and 6th grades and have spent the last 4 years as an elementary school administrator in a neighboring school district. I am married with five children and two grandchildren. While this school year will certainly bring forth many challenges, I want each of you to know that Dr. Schaffler and I are fully committed to every member of the Landmark family to ensure that ALL students are provided with a safe, caring, and rigorous learning experience. I look forward to the journey and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Stay safe, take care of each other, and I look forward to meeting you in the near future.
Cliff Vellucci, Assistant Principal