Principal

Mrs. Janeane Candelaria

Phone: 520-868-7305

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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 almost 10 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 enjoy camping, traveling, reading, and spending time with family. I am happily married for almost 10 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

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Mrs. Tara Walter

My name is Tara Walter and I'm excited to be joining the Magma Mustangs this year as an Assistant Principal.  I've been an educator for seventeen years, with four 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 a wonderful year at Magma Ranch and am excited for the possibilities ahead for us!

Instructional Coach

Mr. Jacob Milchman

Phone: 520-868-7314

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Mr. Jacob Milchman

Hello Magma Ranch Community,

My name is Jacob Milchman and previously I was the sixth grade English Language Arts teacher.  It has been my honor to teach your children over the last 8 years.  This year I have moved into a new role as the Master Teacher at Magma Ranch K-8. In this role, I am responsible for teacher professional development.  I will be providing teaching methods and strategies for teachers in the classroom.