Meet Our Leadership Team

Leverage the Experience of a Seasoned Leadership Team

Our administrative and support staff is committed to ensuring the finest education possible for your children. From providing expert tools and strategies to teaching materials and parent support, our leadership team is dedicated to making sure that you have what you need to deliver a well-rounded, enriching education to your children. Here are some of the people who maintain our high standards of education.

Elementary School Principal

Sheri BehnSheri Behn joined the AZVA team as a highly qualified teacher in September 2010. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Her 15 years in education include teaching elementary age students, K5 lead master teacher, and K5 assistant principal. In addition, she has her English as a Second Language and Early Childhood endorsements.  Sheri enjoys working with a diverse population of students and families from around the state. Her dedication to helping students achieve academic success will help guide her decisions as she leads the K5 team.


Elementary School Assistant Principal

Sara SikoraSara Sikora joined the AZVA team in August 2012 as a highly qualified teacher and loves working with families and students from all around the state. She has her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and her Master of Education in Reading and Instruction from Grand Canyon University.


Middle School Principal

Melody WilliamsonMelody Williamson joined AZVA in February 2006. She received her BA in education from Arizona State University and her Master's degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. Melody started her teaching career in a first through third grade multiage classroom, followed by teaching music to grades K through 6. After joining AZVA, she taught grades K through 8, and then served as the school testing coordinator for three years. In 2010, she moved into the role of Blended Learning Director where she worked to open 18 blended learning sites in just five months and developed our partnership with the YMCA, which continues to be an important stakeholder today. She assumed the role of interim assistant principal for the middle school in January 2014. Her experience and longevity at AZVA has prepared her for her role as the middle school principal.


High School Principal

Veronica MurrayVeronica Murray joined the high school team at AZVA in July 2007 as an English teacher. Prior to that, she taught English for several years at a variety of levels in the Gilbert area. In 2010, Veronica transitioned to English department lead, a position she enjoyed immensely. Veronica received a degree in English and a degree in secondary education from Arizona State University, and she is currently working toward a master's degree in education. Her goal is to foster positive communication to build relationships between staff, families, and students.


High School Assistant Principal

Shannon Veal

Shannon Veal has been with AZVA since August 2006 and has been teaching in Arizona schools for over 17 years. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in History and Sociology Education. She then went on to pursue a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University. Shannon completed a second Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. She began her career at AZVA as a High School History teacher and then moved into the role of overseeing the STARS/Academic Probation Program. Shannon also oversaw the creation of the Counselor Tech role within the High school before moving into the Assistant Principal Role in November 2013. Her goal is to help students to reach their potential while fostering a sense of community among students, families, and AZVA staff.

A fun fact about Shannon is she loves football and schedules everything around her team's schedule.

If she could take students anywhere in the world on a field trip it would be on a tour of the Civil War Battlefields.


Director of Special Programs

Brook MosleyBrook Mosley-Schubert joined AZVA/ISAZ in 2014, after a varied background in special education administration. She grew up in Pennsylvania and went to the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Bachelor's Degree. She went on to earn her Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois and her Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Dominican University. Mrs. Mosley-Schubert started out her career as a school social worker. During her tenure as a school social worker, she was able to teach social and emotional learning standards and impact academic achievement by working towards increasing parent involvement and student engagement. She started out her administrative career as a supervisor of a special needs alternative high school at the second largest school district in Illinois. During the latter half of her career she was employed by a special education cooperative. During her time with the cooperative, she was assigned to multiple district, cooperative, and private therapeutic special education schools/programs. 

Throughout her career she has worked with students in kindergarten through age twenty-one who have been faced with a variety of academic challenges. Working with the special needs population is truly her passion and she is honored to have the opportunity to continue her life’s work with AZVA and ISAZ.

An interesting fact about Brook is that she was a field hockey player in high school.

If she could take students on a field trip anywhere, she would love to take the kids on a cruise to Alaska.


Special Education Manager

Stephanie StatlerStephanie Statler joined AZVA /ISAZ in 2009. She grew up in Texas and attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Special Education with a minor in General Education. She went on to earn her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Northern Arizona University and her Master of Arts in Reading Curriculum and Development from Grand Canyon University. Stephanie Statler began her career as a kindergarten teacher in Texas. Upon moving to Arizona she taught kindergarten through 3rd grade as well as elementary self-contained, in the brick and mortar setting. During her time with AZVA /ISAZ she has taught kindergarten through 8th grade, been a Lead Master Teacher of instruction and Assistant Director of Special Education. Working with students of all ages and ability levels is her passion.

A fun fact about Stephanie is she owns and works an Arizona working cattle ranch.