Principal's Message

Welcome to Palm Valley Elementary School. Home of the Thunderbirds!!

It is an absolute honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Palm Valley Elementary School. Palm Valley is a cornerstone in our community that is rich with history and traditions. I am committed to continuing our culture of academic excellence and school family that create the uniqueness of our campus. 

My name is Kimberly Hill. I was born in Illinois and moved to the valley when I was eight years old. I am entering into my 26th year in education. I earned my bachelor's degree in Sociology from Arizona State University, my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University, and went on to earn my doctorate in Educational Administration from Acacia University. My passion for education has allowed me to be a classroom teacher in multiple grade levels. I have served as a Reading Specialist, an EL Coordinator, and most recently the Behavior Coach at Palm Valley. 

I have two teenage sons who attended LESD throughout their elementary and middle school years. They are both in high school now in the Agua Fria High School District. My oldest is entering into his senior year of high school and venturing into the college search. My younger son is an avid soccer player with a schedule that allows us to enjoy our Arizona sun regularly. 

I look forward to serving our amazing community. I have seen first-hand how working collaboratively with our staff, families, and community has created a safe and productive learning environment. Our Thunderbird staff is passionate about teaching and learning. We are committed to growing our school family in academic excellence, embracing inclusion, and creating world changers. 

We are honored to partner with you on your child’s educational journey. Please contact our school office if you have any questions we can answer for you. 623-535-6400

With Thunderbird Pride,

Dr. Kimberly Hill, Principal

hillki@lesd.k12.az.us

Our School Family LEARNS with passion, GROWS in Academic Excellence, and EMBRACES inclusion to CREATE World Changers.

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