Thew Principal Marissa Schneckloth


Welcome to Flora Thew Elementary School. It is my honor to serve as the principal of our amazing school. My goal as the principal of Thew is to inspire excellence and meet the individual needs of all students. We are committed to working together to foster a culture of collaboration and build partnerships within the community. As the principal I will support teachers, staff, and families to work as a team in order to increase each child’s social development and improve student achievement.  

Thew offers a unique educational experience because of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. Research validates that the AVID college-readiness system works for all students. AVID’s proven methodologies implemented across content areas increase rigor and promote academic achievement for general, gifted, and special education students.

Thew provides engaging and rigorous instruction to prepare students by building their educational foundation for future opportunities. The students are excited to learn, and the teachers are passionate about teaching each and every child. We are committed to providing the resources and instruction necessary for students to master the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards. We are on the road to success… We are on the road to college.

At Thew we ensure a safe, healthy, and welcoming learning environment that encourages parent involvement. We have an active PTA and together we are focused on equity and excellence. Alongside our families and community we have developed a collaborative culture. If you have any questions or suggestions for us to better support your child, please contact me. Thank you for your continued support of Thew Elementary School and your child’s education.  

Building Futures… Every Child, Every Day.


Marissa Schneckloth