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    About Renee Kory, Principal

    Welcome to Kyrene Aprende Middle School!  I am honored and excited to begin my ninth year as proud principal of Aprende and look very forward to continuing to work with this amazing team and community.

    We are honored to continue the prestigous and highly acclaimed designation of an AVID National Demonstration School, where we not only employ AVID strategies schoolwide with fidelity, but also serve as a model for other schools and districts.  Educators visit our campus to see AVID in action and learn how they can also integrate AVID at their sites with a high level of sucess.  We are also excited to explore a new innovative model in 6th grade this school year, which provides greater autonomy for both teachers and students.

    I remain committed to continuing our school mission of Excellence, Community, and Innovation as we empower our students to be 21st century problem solvers and critical thinkers.  I look forward to continuing our AVID implementation and also our commitment to supporting students' social-emotional health and well-being in an inclusive and welcoming environment. 

    Throughout my educational experiences, my heart and my passion have always been in middle school.  Middle school is a time of great exploration as students navigate through all the highs and lows, diverse experiences, and rich opportunities.  As a middle school community, it is our goal to help them develop their unique identities by guiding them through educational, social, and extra-curricular activities in a safe and engaging way, while promoting responsibility, integrity, critical thinking, and citizenship.


    I feel so fortunate to play a role in leading students, teachers, and parents through the middle school journey here at Kyrene Aprende Middle School.


    Please do not hesitate to contact me at rkory@kyrene.org if you have any questions or concerns. Go Jaguars!

Last Modified on June 9, 2023