• Melissa Taugner, Assistant Principal

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  • I am Melissa Taugner and I am very excited to be a part of your child's educational journey.  I have been very fortunate to be a part of the Brisas community for over 10 years in numerous roles including parent, instructional assistant, special education teacher and now assistant principal.  I am a Brisas Gecko through and through.  Go Geckos!

    After receiving my BS in Business Management from University of Wisconsin leading to a career as a Client Relationship and Training Director, I decided to go back to school to follow my true passion, education.  I graduated from ASU with a dual Masters in Special Education and General Education and I have had the chance to work in both classrooms.  I then received my Masters in Educational Leadership from NAU. 

    As I mentioned I am a parent of a Kyrene kid.  My daughter was a Brisas Gecko and an Aprende Jaguar.  She graduated from Corona del Sol in May and is heading to Scottsdale Community College.  I am originally from Illinois, moving to Arizona 21 years ago and I love it!  I love watch sports and am a huge Chicago Cubs fan.  I am also a big fan of college football, Go Blue!

    Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss your child's success.