Meet the Principal - Mrs. Kauffman

  • Caitlyn Kauffman I am very honored to serve as the proud new principal of Gladden Farms Elementary School. Gladden Farms is a community well known for demonstrating dedication and support for our learners and staff. As the first school of its kind in Southern Arizona, I know Gladden Farms Elementary School is full of innovation, collaboration, and most importantly, strong relationships. Coming from the role of Associate Principal at Marana High School, I look forward to continuing to serve MUSD. I transitioned to MUSD three years ago with a great deal of gratitude for the opportunity to work in our district. Prior to that, I served as school counselor, teacher, dropout prevention specialist, district coordinator, and assistant principal.


    When I am not at school, I love to spend time with my husband and our two year old son. We enjoy camping, off roading, and spending time with our parents. I am a proud Wildcat Alumni, times three! I loved my time at the University of Arizona so much, that I completed both my Masters of School Counseling and my Masters of Educational Leadership  there.


    As I begin my work with our dynamic teachers and staff, student growth and relationships will be at the forefront of that work. I believe that when a school provides safety, consistency, and opportunities for error and growth, that school can help students to realize and reach their potential. Our PBIS system, Computer Science Immersion, instruction, and relationships will help us to achieve this together. We ask our students to be Respectful, Responsible, Safe, and Kind every day at Gladden Farms Elementary School. These expectations help our students to be positive and productive learners. I look forward to working as a team to prepare our students for middle school, high school, and beyond.


    We are going to have a great year! I am looking forward to partnering with you to facilitate your child’s education. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.


    Go Bobcats!