Meet the Associate Principal - Mike Tinghitella

  • IMAGE: Mike Tinghitella joined the Marana Falcon family in 2016. This will be his fourth year as an Associate Principal in “The Nest”.  Mike has over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, as well as 6 years’ experience as an administrator.  He began his teaching career in 1992 as a Mathematics teacher and coaching football, wrestling, and baseball at Altar Valley Middle School in Three Points Arizona.  In 1999 he moved to Tortolita Middle School where he continued teaching and coaching.  After many successful years of working with students both inside the classroom as well as on the athletic fields, Mike moved into administration where he served 1 year as Dean of Students and 2 years as Associate Principal at Tortolita.  Mike is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona.  He completed his M.Ed in Education Leadership at Northern Arizona University. 


    Mike is very excited about the 19/20 school year and being a part of the incredible Falcon Family.  He believes in treating everyone with kindness and respect.  His mission in life is to help as many people as possible and he is very excited to work with the students, staff, and families of this great community.