Letter From the Director

Letter From the Director

Dear Patriot Families:

It is my sincere pleasure to be a part of American Leadership Academy and serve as your Director at our amazing Queen Creek campus. In my more than two decades of educational experience, I have found the most effective way to teach children to become their best selves, value learning, and realize the importance of hard work and service is through love. Children must feel loved and cared for to be motivated to learn. At ALA, that premise is at the core of what we do, and I am delighted to be a part of it.

The scaffolding that holds our mission together--to provide the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment--is our core values: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, and Excellence. As an educational institution, these values inform every aspect of our operations; we are resolved to demonstrate in our academics, athletics, and fine arts that RAISE is central to who we are and how we function as a school.

The coming academic year promises to be another fantastic one at the American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek 7-12 campus. As an institution, we are genuinely delighted for all that the year will bring and for the opportunity to educate, develop, and grow our students. We are excited to partner with you in that endeavor.


Michael Gordon-Smith, Ph.D.