Welcome from the Principal
Greetings Liberty Arts Academy Parents/Community:
As the new principal and school leader of Liberty Arts Academy, I am excited to be part of such a fantastic school and community. The Bulldogs TEAM will continue to provide a positive culture and climate where learning is engaging, collaborative, fun and innovative.
I grew up in Cooperstown, North Dakota where both of my parents were lifelong educators. I was deeply influenced by their passion, dedication and determination to ensure that all students were successful. Following their example, I earned my Bachelor of Science in secondary education and social studies from Minnesota State University Moorhead; I obtained my master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University as I began my teaching career.
My journey has included more than 15 years experience within the Tempe Elementary School District where I held teaching and leadership positions. In 2008, I was recognized through the Rodel Foundation as an “Aspiring Principal.” I also worked with the Leadership and Learning Center and authored three publications focusing on data teams, common formative assessment, and the incredible growth and success our students and staff. This past year, I was a regional principal for Menta Group, which specializes in working with special education students.
As an educational and instructional leader, it is my ultimate goal to develop a collaborative, positive, and engaging culture and climate for students, staff and families. We will work incredibly hard to ensure that we communicate and develop a consistent relationship with every parent, student and the community to ensure success.
I will be available at the school beginning June 12. I encourage you to visit the campus so I have an opportunity to meet you. In the meantime, if you have any questions feel free to contact me by phone or email. I hope you all have a fantastic summer and look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Brady Wald, Principal | email
Jessica Hansen, Curriculum Coach l email
Sheree Fetter, Office Manager | email
Diana Standage, Receptionist | email
Megan Geiger, Pre-K (4 Year Olds)
JoAnn Haasch, Kindergarten
Brittany Susko, 1st Grade
Alexandria Goodspeed, K-3 Reading Interventionist
Jacqueline Johnson, Grade 2
Lauren Butcher, Grade 3
Amy Medeiros, Grade 4 / 5 - ELA / Social Studies
Rosalie Rollins, Grade 4 / 5 - Math / Science
Roxana Butts, Middle School Social Studies / Science
Kimm Tuma, Middle School Math
Julie Munden, Middle School ELA
Lody Alamir, Visual Arts
Dani Wilson, Music
Elizabeth Edwards, Special Education Teacher
Jenny Buck, 1st Grade Paraprofessional
Grace Sharp, 4th-8th Reading
Anna Kagie-Hay, PE Teacher