Principal Brian Gibson
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Kyrene de la Sierra Community. At Sierra our mission each day is to inspire student confidence, empower each other, respect diversity, reach for knowledge, and achieve academic excellence.
A few quick facts about myself: I am an Arizona native and grew up in the East Valley. I attended Kyrene Middle School for one year which makes me a "Kyrene Kid". I attended Northern Arizona University where I received both my undergraduate and master’s degree in Education.
I am celebrating my 24th year in the Kyrene School District and feel very fortunate to have worked in this amazing district for my entire career. I began my teaching career at C.I. Waggoner where I taught fourth grade for two years. I then moved to Kyrene de los Cerritos where I taught fifth grade for six years. After eight years in the classroom I transitioned into administration and have worked as a Sixth grade Student Advisor at Kyrene Middle School, Assistant Principal at both Kyrene de las Lomas and Kyrene de las Cerritos before returning to Kyrene de las Lomas where I was a principal for 10 years.
I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage this year and my wife is also an employee of the Kyrene School District. She is currently a Director of School Effectiveness but prior to that was a teacher, Literacy Coach, Assistant Principal and Principal. When I am not at school I enjoy golf, CrossFit, traveling, and reading.
Sierra is truly an amazing place for students, staff and community. We are proud to have a school letter grade of an A, which is the state’s highest grade. We are also recognized as an A+ School of Excellence™ by the Arizona Education Foundation. Finally, The Tempe Diablos awarded one of our teachers their Teacher of the Year award during the 2017-2018 school year. At Sierra we continually strive for excellence in academics, student growth, children’s character, and citizenship. We are excited and honored to partner with you on your child’s educational journey and know that the 2019-2020 is going to be an amazing school year.