Staff and volunteers at American Leadership Academy are truly "excellent"! Learn about the Charter School Support Staff of the Year and Charter School Volunteer of the Year awards.
Listen to Mr. Rowan, Queen Creek Junior High history teacher, share his story from September 11, 2001. The tragic events Mr. Rowan experienced as an NYC police officer inspired him to write the children's book "Jake the Bombed Out Bomb Dog."
Our tuition-free public charter schools provide unique opportunities for East Valley families. Watch "Let Charter Schools Teach" and learn more about our campus online.
Mrs. Blomberg, an 8th grade science teacher at Ironwood 7-12, had an amazing opportunity to travel to the Arctic at the Churchill Northern Science Centre in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Read more about her adventure and findings.
Mrs. Melissa (Missy) Cowper is honored to serve as director of the San Tan Valley Elementary campus. She has been a part of the ALA family for four years, teaching 6th grade for three years and one year as Assistant Director. She earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has worked the past 14 years in education with a highly diverse population, four years at ALA, five years in rural Kentucky, one year in a Phoenix area school and three years in Detroit-suburb schools servicing inner-city youth.
She was born and raised in St. Clair, Michigan where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Matt. They have two sons, Noah, a fifth grader at San Tan Valley and Isaac, who will celebrate his first birthday this August. They have lived in Arizona for four years and together enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
She is energized at the opportunity to serve our Warriors to “Learn. Lead. Change the World!”
Anthony Ruta, San Tan Valley K-6 Parent
All my kids went here. We absolutely love it here. The teachers, staff especially the principal and office staff are THE BEST. Very happy and friendly people. Thank you.
American Leadership Academy, San Tan Valley K-6 stands apart from other elementary schools because of our integrated R.A.I.S.E values and passion to help students become leaders. Learn why so many students and families love our school.