About the Assistant Principal
Welcome to Kyrene Traditional Academy - Sureno Campus! My name is Dr. Patty Hineman, and I am excited to be your new Assistant Principal!
I wanted to let you know a little bit about myself. I have been in the field of education for twenty-five years, thirteen of which have been as an administrator. Nineteen of those years have been in the Kyrene School District. My administrative background has been in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, state and district wide teacher professional development, and educational technology. I have worked as an elementary and special education teacher in various school districts. For the past seven years, I have been the Assistant Principal at Kyrene de las Lomas and Kyrene de la Mariposa Elementary School.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Education from NAU with a dual major in Elementary and Special Education, a Master of Education in Counseling degree from ASU, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from NAU. I believe in doing "whatever it takes” to ensure that students receive the best possible education while attending to students’ unique needs and strengths.
I am an Arizona native, and I am married to Michael, who is also an Arizona native. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, attending cultural events and Broadway shows with family and friends, being outdoors, and sitting down with a cup of tea to read a good book.
I am very excited to be a part of this wonderful KTA staff and community! I look forward to the opportunity to work with your child this year! When you are on campus, drop by and introduce yourself. This is going to be a great 2015-2016 school year!
Dr. Patty Hineman