• About Ms. Alva


    Dear Colina Community,


    It is a tremendous honor to serve as the Assistant Principal at Kyrene de la Colina.  I look forward to working with all parents and students in our community.

    I come to Colina with 12 years of teaching experience, and 1 year administrator experience. I spent my first 10 years in middle and elementary schools in Phoenix. My last 3 years have been in Kyrene as an Academic Interventionist and Assistant Principal. My journey in education started when I earned my Masters in Education from Dominican University in Chicago, Illinois. I continued my education at Northern Arizona University where I obtained my Masters in Educational Leadership.

    On a personal note, I am a Chicago native, and relocated to Arizona in 2007. I grew up in a Spanish speaking household and community. Spanish continues to be the primary language we speak at home.  I love to run in my free time, travel, and spend quality time with my family.

    I am a devoted educator who wants every student to succeed. I look forward to working with our students, parents, teachers, and community to help all of our students achieve success.



    Ms. Maria Alva