Queen Creek K-6
19843 E Chandler Heights Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
P: (480) 420-2150
F: (480) 888-8595
School Hours: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Office Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm
Early Release: 11:30 AM
Dan Provonsha Director

Dan Provonsha Director

Sheila Frame Assistant Director

Richelle Lewis Awarded 2016 Charter Teacher Leader of the Year

2016 Charter Teacher of the Year from AZ Charter Schools Association on Vimeo.


Richelle Lewis, a third grade teacher at American Leadership Academy in Queen Creek is the Arizona Charter Schools Asscociation Teacher of the Year. We are proud to announce that one of our 3rd Grade teachers, Richelle Lewis, was recently announced as the 2016 Charter Teacher Leader of the Year. Richelle understands and embraces that all students learn differently, and tailors her lessons to each child to ensure all students make growth in her classroom. But Richelle says student success can’t be contributed only to her teaching. She has a team of 27 leaders helping: the students themselves. In addition to outstanding academic results, Richelle’s support of students goes beyond the classroom. Even though she is a busy mom, Richelle takes the time to attend important life events, sports games or recitals of her students outside of the school day. She is truly invested in the whole child, and works daily to ensure her students feel loved, supported and motivated to achieve in school and in life. The Arizona Charter Schools Association is pleased to honor exemplary educators with their 2016 Charter Awards, which annually recognizes the top charter teacher, leader, business manager and school in Arizona. The award winners highlight some of the best of what Arizona’s charter movement has to offer. “I’m thrilled to recognize these outstanding recipients of the 2016 Charter Awards, which honor the very best of Arizona’s public charter schools,” said Eileen B. Sigmund, President and CEO of the Arizona Charter Schools Association. “What these winners have in common is their innovative approach to education and committed focus to the success of their students.” Winners and finalists will be honored at a ceremony on November 2 at the Hotel Palomar. Find out more at azcharters.org/news.

 Drop Off and Pick Up – Car line Information

Drop-Off & Pick-up Our drop-off and pick-up procedures are remaining the same as last year.  There are two different places to drop-off or pick-up your students.

  • Zone A: Elementary Students (K-6) only
  • Zone B: Elementary & Jr/Sr High Students (K-12)

Click here to see the campus map Drop-off procedures:

  • Students are dropped off in either Zone A or in Zone B
  • K-2 students will go to the gym and sit with their class
  • Students in grades 3-6 will wait on the outdoor basketball courts.
  • At 7:55 teachers will retrieve their students and walk them to their class.

If you would like to walk your child to the gym or basketball courts on the first day, you are welcome to do so. Please remember that parking will be limited. Once the school bell rings, we ask that all parents exit the building. Pick-up procedures:

  • Teachers will walk their students to either Zone A or Zone B.
  • In Zone A, students will wait in their grade level for their ride.
  • In Zone B, students from both campuses will meet each other and wait together for their ride.
  • Click here to use a placard to display the names of children you are picking up.
  • Place the placard on your passenger side visor. Please include first names as some children do not respond to their last names.

We appreciate your patience during car lines. It usually takes a little longer the first week of school, but last year we were consistently done each day before 3:15. Parents, please be aware that you will not be allowed into the the hallways prior to 3 o’clock in order to pick-up your child outside their classroom door. All students who are being picked up, will be escorted outside to the basketball courts. If you plan on parking and picking up your child, please walk around to the back of the school and pick your child up from Zone A. Tips for a smoother car line experience:

  • Plan your drive to school so that you are turning right into the parking lot
  • Drop-off between 7:35-7:45
  • Pick-up between 3:05-3:10
  • Have placards in place

Meet Our Campus Administration, Mr. Provonsha and Mrs. Frame

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    My name is Dan Provonsha. My wife, Marsha, and I have lived in Queen Creek for 11 years. We have four children: Jacob, 13; Oscar, 12; Henry, 9; and Hazel, 4. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Science Teaching and earned two different Masters of Education from ASU. I grew up in a family of educators and the enjoyment and satisfaction I receive from helping children learn and grow confirms each day that I am where I need to be. I enjoyed 14 years of teaching physics in Gilbert. My time in Gilbert as a teacher, basketball coach and department head allowed me to witness the power and strength of community as well as being part of a strong team atmosphere. My appreciation for teachers expanded as I conversed with and witnessed the dedication, sacrifice and joy they found in teaching their students. What a privilege and fulfilling work it is to educate, inspire and encourage values in today’s children and youth. Here at ALA, I have enjoyed working with the ALA-QCEL faculty and staff to provide an amazing educational experience for our students while they learn in a safe and welcoming environment. We have an amazing staff in place here at our ALA QCEL campus who care deeply for our students and are devoted to maximizing the potential of each child. I am energized by the good that is here at ALA. What a wonderful place for children to learn! As we work together as staff, teachers, and community we are be able to provide the highest quality educational experiences for our students and prepare them for future success. Last year was a wonderful year for our campus and this year is going to be even better!
  • Sheila Frame Assistant Director
    My name is Sheila Frame and I have spent three amazing years as the Assistant Director of ALA, Queen Creek Elementary and look forward to another successful year!  This is my tenth year in education and I have loved every minute of it!  In addition to being at ALA-QCE, I have taught 4th grade, had the opportunity to be an instructional coach for both language arts and math, an advisor for several after school programs, and mentored teachers. I am thankful for the learning experiences I have had during my career. My husband, Eric, and I moved to Arizona from California ten years ago. We have two beautiful children, Kiersten, 2; and Cameron, who was just born in May!   Our favorite family moments are spent traveling, hiking, and reading new books.  I attended California State University, Long Beach and received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, History and Social Science.  I have also earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Reading from Northern Arizona University. I absolutely love being able to support both students and staff on a daily basis.  My mission statement is “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.  I believe that anything is possible if you work hard enough; at ALA-QCE we always strive for excellence and I am proud to be a part of it!

About American Leadership Academy

Our charter schools were designed with a vision to provide the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment. Are you exploring local schools or seeking a charter school K-6 or charter junior high and high school for your child? For the 2016 – 2017 school year, we will have 8 campus locations in the state of Arizona.  Our campuses are located in Gilbert, Mesa, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and Anthem South (Florence).

 Our Vision:  Our Mission:
 Learn. Lead.                   Change the World! To provide the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment.

Our Innovative Curriculum

In grades K-8, the curriculum is structured in the Core Knowledge Sequence, which outlines the knowledge to be taught at each grade level. The curriculum is structured in a coherent, cumulative and content specific way, so students build knowledge in language arts, math, science, history, geography, and fine arts. In grades 9-12, the curriculum builds on the foundation built in the younger grades and is intended to provide students with a rich, traditional high school experience. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a charter school K-6 or charter high school for your child, additional information about our charter schools in Gilbert, Mesa, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and Anthem South, Arizona (AZ) can be found on our website. Please browse our website to read about our leadership program, curriculum, and school culture. We accept new student registrations at our charter schools or you can complete the application on our website.