We welcome you to the Simonton Elementary website. Our site's purpose is to provide helpful information to our parents, students, teachers, and community members regarding our school goals, events, and successes.
Please take a few minutes to browse through some of our helpful links (that will provide you with a wealth of good ideas for improving study habits, helping your children learn, and even great sites filled with parenting tips). We also include information on our school's staff, important dates on the school calendar, and an information filled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. So, enjoy your visit to our site and welcome to Simonton Elementary School!
To learn more about our vision for Kathryn Sue Simonton, please read through our mission and belief statements.
Dear Simonton Families,
I hope this letter finds you doing well as the start of the new school year approaches. My name is Bradley Shepstead, and I am honored to have been selected as the new principal at Kathryn Sue Simonton Elementary School. I have lived in the San Tan/Queen Creek area for nine of the last ten years and look forward to becoming a part of the Simonton community. Elementary schools have always been my favorite level, primarily because of the emphasis on educating the whole child. My most recent educational experience has been with Gilbert Public Schools as dean of students at a junior high school and as assistant principal for the district's elementary summer school. Prior to my experience as a school administrator, I taught 5th grade, 6th grade, and middle school language arts. I have also served as a campus thinking maps trainer and curriculum specialist.
I am excited to bring my skills as an educational leader to Simonton Elementary and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success. Public education is a passion in my household. My wife Jenifer is a special education teacher. We have been married for 13 years and have two elementary aged children. We love to spend our time hiking together, playing games, and attending Sun Devil sporting events.
I am eager to begin building relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners. It is my hope that we will work together to continue providing the students of Simonton the opportunity for personal and academic growth. I look forward to working with you and your child as we Stampede to Success!