Principal

Mrs. Janeane Candelaria

Phone: 520-868-7305

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of Arizona - Bachelor’s Degree; Elementary Education Grand Canyon University - Master's Degree; Reading Instruction and Curriculum I Grand Canyon University - Master’s Degree; School Administration and Organizational Leadership

Mrs. Janeane Candelaria

Hello Magma Ranch Families!
I am Janeane Candelaria and I am honored to be the Principal at Magma Ranch K8 School. I grew up in Florence, AZ and have lived in the Magma Ranch Community for 11 years. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and got my first teaching job at Florence K8 as a Kindergarten teacher.
After teaching Kindergarten for five years and earning a Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University in Reading Instruction and Curriculum I accepted a position as the Title One Reading Specialist at FK8. I then earned another Master’s Degree in School Administration and Organizational Leadership and became a Certified Principal.
After teaching for Florence Unified School District for 8 years I resigned and accepted a job as a teacher for the Arizona Department of Corrections. In 2016, I returned to the district as reading specialist then went on to become the Assistant Principal at Magma Ranch K8. I am currently finishing up my Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. I am so excited about my third year as Principal at Magma!
I enjoy camping, traveling, reading, and spending time with family. I am happily married for almost 12 years and a mom of two kids (Joseph and Sara) who attend Magma Ranch.
As an educator, I believe that every child matters, every day! I look forward to a successful year!
Go Mustangs!

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Tara Walter

Phone: 520-868-7309

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Norther Arizona University - Master's Degrees; Educational Leadership: Principal K-12 & Elementary Education State University of New York - Bachelor's Degrees; Elementary Education & English (Literature/Writing Herkimer County Community College - Associate’s Degree; Liberal Arts

Mrs. Tara Walter

My name is Tara Walter and I'm excited to be part of the Magma Mustangs family as an Assistant Principal. I've been an educator for twenty years, with six years of administrative experience. I hold two Master’s Degrees in Education from Northern Arizona University, graduating with high honors in Educational Leadership: Principal K-12 and Elementary Education; two Bachelor’s Degrees from the State University of New York in Elementary Education and English (Literature/Writing), and an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Herkimer County Community College.
I was provided the unique opportunity to complete the second half of my student teaching experience abroad, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. During my experience abroad, I welcomed the opportunity to travel throughout Europe. This experience allowed me to learn and appreciate other cultures and ways of life. As an educator, I've served as a Team Leader, Reading Coach, Mentor Teacher, Gifted Site Coordinator, NJHS, and Science Club Advisor.
My responsibilities in these positions allowed me to create opportunities for the students and aide colleagues in achieving higher standards for themselves professionally. My core belief as an educator is that all students have the potential to be successful. I'm looking forward to another wonderful year at Magma Ranch and am excited for the possibilities ahead for us!

Dean of Students/Athletic Director

Mr. Lawrence Williams

Phone: 520-868-7315

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Lawrence Williams

My Name is Lawrence Williams and I’m excited to be joining the Magma Ranch K8 Mustangs as the New Dean of Students and Athletic Director. I’ve been an educator for twelve years, with the last nine years being at Poston Butte High school. I am very passionate about sports and believe that all students can contribute and encourage others to grow in extracurricular activities as well as in the classroom. I hold a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University.
My educational philosophy is to create as many opportunities for success as possible for the student-athletes at Magma Ranch K8. I believe that our student-athletes can accomplish great things and perform at their highest level when student, family, school, and community are all working together towards common goals. Go Mustangs!