• Dr. Sarah Collins Principal

  • Dr. Collins

    It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the principal of Kyrene de las Manitas. I am an Arizona native and Kyrene kid. I grew up attending Lomas, Kyrene Junior High and Centennial Middle School. The connection does not end there, however, because my two sons, Tony and Brody, both attended Kyrene schools.
    I attended ASU for my degree in elementary education and went on to earn two master's degrees, and in 2020, my doctorate from NAU. I began teaching at Manitas in 1998 and was here for 13 years before becoming a Dean of Students at Kyrene de los Cerritos. I was there for 4 years before branching out of Kyrene to become a principal in Mesa Public Schools. I was there for three years and came back to Kyrene in 2018 as the principal at Estrella. I am happy to have come full circle back to Manitas. 
    We are excited to be implementing the 2019/2020 "SPARK" teaching and learning model school-wide this school year! We will now be known as Kyrene de las Manitas Innovation Academy due to our innovations in teaching, learning, staffing, spaces and practice. 
    I am honored to be the principal at a No Place for Hate school in Kyrene. The district, and our schools, have a history of honoring diversity and uniqueness in our staff, students and families. Every child at Manitas deserves to experience dignity and respect as they walk through our halls and spend their days in our classrooms. I, along with my staff, will do whatever it takes to make sure our students experience pride, success and happiness at Manitas! 
    Please reach out to me at anytime. I am looking forward to a great year with our Manitas students and families!
    Better Together,
    Sarah Collins Signature
    (480) 541-3600





Last Modified on June 29, 2022