Bici North, Burton and Discovery get new principals

Posted by Jim Cummings on 5/24/2019

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L-R: Lorri Alonzo, Tamera Nicol, Angelique Saiz

The Glendale Elementary School District Governing Board approved new principals for Bicentennial North, Glenn F. Burton and Discovery schools.

Tamera Nicol, who currently serves as assistant principal at Bici North, will move into the principal’s office beginning in July. Nicol is a 32-year educator who has served as a teacher, teacher on assignment and assistant principal. She also has experience in early childhood development. Nicol joined GESD in 2011 as an assistant principal at American, and has been the assistant principal at Bici North since 2016. Nicol earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from the University of Texas and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University.

Lorri Alonzo, who has been serving as interim principal at Burton, is now principal. An educator for 32 years, Alonzo has spent the majority of her career with GESD. She has served the District as a teacher, achievement advisor and assistant principal. She earned a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Angelique Saiz, who currently serves as assistant principal at American, was named principal at Discovery School. She has been an educator for 14 years serving as an instructional assistant, teacher, tutoring director and instructional coach. Saiz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Master’s degree in educational administration and supervision, both from Arizona State University.

Nicol, Alonzo and Saiz will start in their new positions beginning July 1.

New Assistant Principals Assigned to Bici North and Burton

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L-R: Tevis Madison, Jeff Nell

Tevis Madison and Jeff Nell were named the new assistant principals at Bicentennial North and Glenn F. Burton.

Nell has been an educator since 2001, and has spent the last 16 years at Burton serving as a teacher and as a math and science achievement advisor. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Or.; and a Master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Madison has been an educator for 13 years and served as a teacher and student service specialist. His most recent assignment was as a teacher at American. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Arizona State University and his Master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.