Principal Dr. Anna Battle is leaving her post as the Desert Vista principal to take the Assistant Superintendent for District Operations for Tempe Union School District.

[David Jolkovski/AFN]

Dr. Anna Battle is leaving Desert Vista for a position within in the Tempe Union School District next school year.

Battle is expected to be approved as the Assistant Superintendent for District Operations.

Faculty and staff were told on Monday at 3:15 p.m. in the Auditorium, according the dvtundermedia.com, the website for the school's newspaper.

In a letter sent to the school's parents by Superintendent Kenneth Baca stated:

“Because of her vast expertise, years of experience, and numerous local, state and national awards, Dr. Battle has earned my trust and respect. She will play a very critical role in Tempe Union as we continue to fulfill our mission of ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning.’”

Dr. Battle has been the principal of Desert Vista for the past eight years.

Check back to www.ahwatukee.com as the story develops.

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