From the Principal

Hello Mustangs!

Thank you for the opportunity to once again be part of the Miles ELC community. I served as the middle school teacher for students who are deaf or hard of hearing from 2015-2017. How exciting it is for me to return as your principal!

I’d like to share a little about myself-- I am originally from Oberlin, Ohio and represent a fourth-generation product of Oberlin Public Schools. I attended Eastern Michigan University where I received my Bachelor of Science degree with a K-12 special education focus and a specific endorsement to teach students who are deaf or hard of hearing. I taught for 10 years in the Detroit metropolitan area as both a general and exceptional education teacher. During that time, I obtained my master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. After my master’s, I went back to school as a student in Madonna University’s Deaf Studies program with an additional focus on American Sign Language.

In 2014, I, along with my husband and our four-legged son, Simba, transplanted to Tucson. Since that time, we have added a beautiful baby girl, Tanner, to our family. With an April 2020 birthdate, she will always be the light that was cast on us during what otherwise was a very difficult time for everyone.

In addition to expanding my family, my professional career has also grown while in Tucson. I have had the privilege to serve as the Assistant Principal at Dietz K-8 and the Principal at Cragin Elementary School in the Tucson Unified School District. And now, once again, I have the pleasure of being part of the Miles community.

Thank you for welcoming me as a member of the team. We are going to have fun together smiley

With Much Appreciation,
Andrea Steele