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  • About Mr. Fallgatter, Principal 

    My name is Spencer Fallgatter and I am in my twelfth year as the proud Principal of Kyrene de la Mariposa.  I have been married to my wife Lilia for thirty-four years and have a twenty-five year old daughter and a twenty-three year old son.
    I began my career in the Kyrene School District in 1987 teaching at both Kyrene de los Ninos and Kyrene de las Lomas.   Mariposa holds a special place in my heart as it is where I began my administrative career in 1994 as an Assistant Principal.  Since that time, I have worked at several other Kyrene schools.  In 2000 my family moved to Tucson where I became the founding Principal of Cottonwood Elementary in the Vail School District.  In 2004 my family returned to the Phoenix area and I became the Principal of Kyrene del Norte where I was the Principal for eight years.  During my educational career, which began in Safford, Arizona in 1983,  I have taught music and fourth grade in grades K-12.  I received my undergraduate degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and my graduate work at the University of Arizona. 
    I look forward to meeting all of you, getting to know you, and working together to continue the tradition of excellence for which Mariposa is known. Together we will work to maintain and create the many wonderful opportunities that will enable your children to continue to learn and grow and be the best students they can be.  
Last Modified on May 30, 2023