Meet the Associate Principal - Tracey Klell
Hello Estes Families,
As your Assistant Principal I would like to take a moment and share a little about myself. My childhood experiences had a tremendous impact on who I am today. My dad was in the military so I traveled and moved around a lot. I was born in Anchorage, Alaska and lived overseas for most of my childhood. Stationed in Panama and Germany, I was exposed to many different cultures at a young age and I developed the ability to build strong relationships quickly as well as understand and appreciate diversity. Tucson, AZ has been my home since 1992.
My educational experience includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Arizona. I began my career as a classroom teacher at Desert Winds Elementary where I taught 1st and 2nd grade. Last year I was a part of the Picture Rocks Intermediate and Desert Winds Elementary merger, where I taught 2nd grade. Being a part of two schools merging was a wonderful experience because I was able to contribute to building and sustaining a positive school culture and climate.
This will be my 8th year working in the Marana Unified School District, and I have been a part of the MUSD community since 2006. My two children have attended the Quail Run Elementary Preschool Program, Ironwood Elementary, Tortolita Middle School and Mt. View High School. As a proud parent and teacher of the MUSD community, it has been my ultimate dream to become an administrator in our amazing district.
I am extremely thrilled to be your Assistant Principal at Estes Elementary School. I have felt at home since the moment I walked onto our beautiful campus, instantly feeling welcome due to the amazing school culture. I am ready to make a positive impact on students’ academic achievements and attainment to a lifelong love for learning. I will inspire and encourage students and staff to be the best they can be inside and outside of the classroom.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband Martyn, my 18 year old son Kyle and my 14 year old daughter Ryleigh. Kyle is a freshman in college and studying to be a meteorologist and Ryleigh is a freshmen in high school at Mountain View High School. Health and fitness are extremely important to me, I like to workout at home every day and go hiking with my family on the weekends and breaks.
I am beyond excited to be a part of the Estes school community and family. I am looking forward to a rewarding school year at Estes Elementary.