Dr. Elba Iris Reyes, Superintendent
Dr. Reyes brings to the Academy a wealth of experience in the field of education. Since 1977, she has worked toward developing learning environments where all students can succeed. Dr. Reyes earned her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, has published in leading educational journals and educational books, and has spoken nationally and internationally. Her research interests include the development of learning strategies as well as reading and language development. Her education credentials include teaching at the elementary, high school, and University levels, and Reading First Principal at the elementary school level.
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A peaceful, productive, and safe place for children, parents, staff, and faculty. Our code of ethics and personal interactions foster the development of a climate where children can learn to develop their character as well their academic skills.
Ambassador teachers are creative, energetic, highly qualified teachers with certifications in the field of education. Each teacher is staff and parent interviewed, and has the passion and commitment needed to help nurture and grow students' knowledge to their full potential.
Teachers interested in joining us should complete the application and send a resume to the Academy.
Ms. Elizabeth M. Melter , Principal
Ms. Melter has her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, a Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix . She has been a part of the Ambassador Academy family since the school opened in 2007
where she has taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
Ms. Melter is a native Arizonian, born and raised in Tempe, AZ. She grew up with a love of caring for animals and childre that lead her to a career in education. Ms. Melter is passionate about empowering and challenging students to be come lifelong learners through imagination, exploration, and personal responsibility.