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American Leadership Academy, Anthem South K-6, 4380 N Hunt Hwy, Florence, AZ 85132
ALA - Anthem South K-6
4380 N. Hunt Highway
Florence, AZ 85132
P: (480) 344-9800
Fax: (520) 518-5245

School Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Early Release: 11:30am

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Hello, and welcome to the Anthem South K-6 campus of American Leadership Academy. We are proud to offer an exceptional educational experience to students in the San Tan Valley and Florence area. The ALA experience includes outstanding academics, a wide variety of extracurricular activities, state-level competitive athletics, and direct leadership instruction and practice, all in a moral and wholesome environment that families can feel good about. Feel free to explore our site to learn more about our school, or schedule a tour of our campus by filling out our online form, or by calling (480) 470-2550. We look forward to meeting you!

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Meet Our Director:

Mr. Foster grew up the son of an Air Force serviceman where he lived in many U.S. states and spent several years abroad in England. He moved to Arizona about 12 years ago and loves to play golf and coach basketball and soccer. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 22 years and is the father of four great kids: Alec (19), who is currently serving a church mission in Nicaragua, McKenna (17), Bradden (14), and Katelyn (12). He has worked in many capacities in education including: a fourth grade teacher, a fifth grade teacher, and most recently he was a Master Teacher and Teacher on Special Assignment (T.O.S.A). In those capacities, Mr. Foster worked closely with teachers to help guide their career paths through professional development, creation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), as well as, working in the capacity of administration with a focus on attendance and discipline duties.

He is the founder of the S.O.A.R. Club where he facilitated projects and activities that helped the gifted and high flying students excel beyond daily classroom lessons and activities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from University of Phoenix, a master’s degree in Education from Arizona State University and he is in the final leg to complete his administration credential with a master’s in Policy and Leadership Studies from the University of Texas. Prior to entering education, Mr. Foster owned a fundraising company that specialized in teaching scientific concepts to students while helping schools, sports organizations, and youth programs raise necessary funds to complete their important work. Additionally, he served for over 15 years in the restaurant industry as a district manager and franchise consultant.

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Meet Our Assistant Director:

Mrs. Doughty was born and raised here in Pinal County, Arizona. She comes from a long line of Arizona educators . Her father, grandfather, sister and many aunts and uncles have educated students across the state. She has been married to her husband, Shane, for 24 years and has 4 children: Maclayne, who is currently living in Germany, Lafe, who is attending Northern Arizona University, and Payton and Gage who are in high school. As a family they enjoy spending time at the beach, off-roading, and making memories.
Mrs. Doughty earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. She has a dual certification in Elementary and Special Education. She has worked as a preschool teacher, 1st grade teacher, 3rd grade teacher, 6th grade teacher and has worked to create programs for Special Education classrooms. Mrs. Doughty has a deep love for children and a passion for fostering environments which are conducive to learning and promoting excellence.

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.