Principal

Phone: 480-987-7600

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Degrees and Certifications:

Northern Arizona University University of Phoenix

Dr. Holly Dalby

Hello, I'm Holly Dalby the Principal of Circle Cross Ranch K-8 STEM Academy. This is my 18th year in education and 11th year with the Florence Unified School District. I have spent those 11 years here at Circle Cross and definitely consider this place my home.
I believe that all students can and will learn here at Circle Cross. Family is extremely important to me and I consider all the staff, students, and parents as a part of my ever growing family.

Assistant Principal

Phone: 480-987-7607

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Degrees and Certifications:

Northern Arizona University; Bachelors in Elementary Education Grand Canyon University; Masters in Education Administration

Ms. Melissa Lopez

My name is Melissa Lopez and it is my privilege to serve as the new Assistant Principal and Athletic Director of Circle Cross Ranch K-8. I joined the Florence Unified School District in 2005 and have taught multiple grade levels at both Walker Butte K-8 Leadership School and Florence K-8. Before becoming a Cheetah, I served as the Assistant Principal of Copper Basin K-8 and as the Instructional Coach for Florence K-8. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education and my Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University.

I believe that with a positive attitude, a growth mindset, and good character anyone can achieve great things.  I strive to instill those qualities in our students and to be a positive role model as well.  We are all here to learn together.  It is my goal to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment that challenges our students to reach beyond their expectations to become lifelong learners who will make the world a better place. I am excited to work with the amazing staff, students, and community that make Circle Cross Ranch K-8 a great school. 

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Phone: 480-987-7603

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Northern Arizona University; Bachelor's Degree in Education Grand Canyon University; Master’s Degree in Education Administration

Mr. Jeff Christ

My name is Jeff Christ and this is my 3rd year serving as your Assistant Principal. I started my teaching career right here at CCR teaching eighth grade math and algebra for six years. I spent two years as the Dean of Students and Athletic Director at Walker Butte. In addition to teaching math, I coached baseball here at CCR for six years and three years at Poston Butte High School.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona University.

I believe all students have the potential to learn, we may just need to find creative ways to make that happen. I also believe there are a lot of life skills that can be taught through sports, and our sports program should reflect that by creating an environment for our athletes to learn about both sports and life.

Instructional Coach

Phone: 480-987-7600

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

California State University, Long Beach; Bachelor's Degree Northern Arizona University; Master’s Degree in Education Administration

Ms. Sheila Frame

My name is Sheila Frame and I am honored to serve as the campus Instructional Coach. I started my career in 2006 as an elementary teacher and have held a few campus leadership roles.  Being a mentor and Instructional Coach is the best of all of those roles put together.  I hold a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach.

Teaching and learning is my calling, my passion, my life.  I love helping both teachers and students strive to be their very best.  It is my goal to help our campus succeed in all areas.