Cragin Elementary School
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Principal of Cragin 

Andrea Steele

Hello Cougars,

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to join the Cragin Team!  I am very excited to be part of a community that is dedicated to assuring each student receives an engaging, rigorous and comprehensive education.  This mission has been upheld by highly qualified educators who serve inside and outside of the classroom.  It is my goal to continue with the efforts of Cragin’s most dedicated individuals and continue to work towards providing a school full of life-long learners.


A little about myself-

I am originally from Oberlin, Ohio. I attended Eastern Michigan University where I received my Bachelor of Science degree with a K-12 special education focus and a specific endorsement to teach students who are deaf and hard of hearing. I taught for 10 years in the Detroit metropolitan area as both a general and exceptional education teacher.  During that time, I obtained my Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. After my Master’s, I went back to school for formal training in American Sign Language. 

My husband, our four-legged son, Simba, and I transplanted to Tucson in 2014.  My career with the Tucson Unified School District began at that time with a position as an elementary teacher at Lawrence 3-8.  I went on to serve as a middle school resource teacher for students who are deaf and hard of hearing at Miles Exploratory Learning Center, Assistant Principal at Dietz K-8 and am now the proud Principal of Cragin ES!

 Once again, I want to thank the entire Cragin community for welcoming me as a member of the team and I look forward to a wonderful school year!


With Much Appreciation,

Andrea Steele

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