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Image of Sarah Zembruski Welcome to Estrella Foothills Global Academy! I am proud to be serving as the principal of Laveen’s newest school, opening in August 2020.

With globalization, the internet, and remote working positions allowing and requiring people from all over the world to work together to achieve a common goal, it is imperative for people to understand other cultures to be successful. Our goal is to provide a world class education for every student that will prepare students to meet the challenges of a global 21st century. This is the mission and vision of our school.

I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education Degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Northern Arizona University.  Prior to becoming an administrator in 2008, I began my career in education, teaching junior high math in 1991.  I have also taught college courses for Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University since 2006.

Throughout my varied professional roles, I have always had a passion for equity, and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of children and their families. I became a school administrator because I believe all children have a right to a quality education and the opportunity to reach their highest potential. It is my personal and professional goal, to ensure that we, “through the support of family, school staff, and the community, create a safe and positive learning environment that is conducive to academic excellence, developmental growth, and citizenship to empower lifelong learners.”

Time is so very precious! I urge you to take the time to enjoy every minute of your child’s elementary educational experience. Together, as partners, we can create a strong foundation that will help prepare our students for today’s challenges and future educational success!

Sarah Zembruski

Estrella Foothills Global Academy
5400 W. Carver
Laveen, AZ 85339
OFFICE 602-304-2050
FAX 602-304-2055

Why choose Estrella Foothills?


Estrella Foothills Global Academy will feature global studies as its signature program. This program will create opportunities for students to think and engage in learning activities that broaden their global perspective.

The program is built around four domains of global competence: Investigate the World, Recognize Perspectives, Communicate Ideas, and Take Action. The program is modeled after the Asia Society’s Global School Design, which ensures all aspects of the school community are designed to support a global focus.

Estrella Foothills Global Academy is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. The Laveen District is collaborating with IB as we aim to provide a world class education that focuses on attributes that can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national, and global communities and help students to become lifelong learners.


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