• Garth  

    Meet the Principal


    Welcome to Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary School, an A+ School of Excellence!  We are excited for another amazing school year.  I am excited to join Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary School this year as Principal.  This will be my 15th year serving the Kyrene community as an educator.  Most recently, I served as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Kyrene Altadeña Middle School.  I look forward to getting to working with you as a partner to help your child thrive!

    The Monte Vista vision is for all students to courageously thrive in life.  Our mission is for every child to own and achieve their individual excellence through the power of meaningful learning.  Our amazing staff is dedicated to each and every one of our children achieving this mission!

    Kyrene Monte Vista provides many opportunities for you to become involved in your child’s educational journey.  We welcome and invite you to join us as a school volunteer and PTO member.  Together, we can ensure that our children have the absolute best educational experience.  We hope that you stay connected to your child’s progress through ParentVUE and keep informed through our website and Facebook.

    I look forward to an amazing school year! 


    Garth Cupp, Ed.D | Principal 

    Monte Vista Elementary School

    Kyrene School District

    P: (480) 541- 4400 | E: gcupp@kyrene.org

    15221 S. Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ 85048






     Meet the Assistant Principal

    Hello, my name is Teresa Strickling and I am very proud to serve as the Assistant Principal of Kyrene Monte Vista.
    I am passionate about teaching and learning and have been dedicated to the field of education for 20 years.  I began my career as a fifth grade classroom teacher.  I also taught fourth grade, worked as an instructional coach (in the area of reading and math for grades kindergarten through fifth) and as a Teacher on Special Assignment-Administrator.  Most recently, I have served as a Dean and Program Manager in the Kyrene School District.
    I received my Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) and my Master's in Education-Administration from the University of Phoenix.  I also hold a reading endorsement. I am a native and enjoy living in Arizona! I love spending time with my family, watching sports, and learning new things.  I am committed to supporting teaching and learning - whatever it takes!  I believe all children should be encouraged, supported, and inspired to achieve excellence. I am very excited to be part of the Kyrene Monte Vista family and look forward to working together to ensure every child achieves. 
    Teresa Strickling | Assistant Principal 
    Monte Vista Elementary School
     Kyrene School District
     P: (480) 541- 4400 | E: tstrickling@kyrene.org
     15221 S. Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ 85048
Last Modified on August 27, 2020