Meet the principal: Shelley Slick-Hummon of Pueblo Elementary

Name: Shelley Slick-Hummon, Principal of Pueblo

Age: Well I graduated in 1988 so … I’m a year away from the big 5-0.

Shelley Slick-Hummon (Submitted photo)

Town: I am a hometown girl. Born raised in AZ and schooled in SUSD my whole K-12 career. I attended Navajo, Pima (when it had a middle school) and Saguaro.

3 funny facts:

1. I taught a student in the very same classroom that I sat in as a 1st grader at Navajo.

2. I taught and became the AP on the very same campus that I attended in 7th and 8th grade (Pima).

3. Here at Pueblo, I said that my life came full circle because I actually got my very first start in education as a senior at SHS when I would walk over to Pueblo and work as a class aide for HS credit

What I like most about being an educator: I love coming to work each day. In what other profession can you perhaps be having a challenging day and walk into any classroom and watch the excitement in the children’s eyes as they have those “a-ha” moments. It really puts in perspective why we are here and why we do what we do.

Also, the people who grew up and have stayed or returned to Scottsdale know it is really a very small world. I love reconnecting with people who I went to ES/MS/HS with by having their children in my class (when I was a teacher) or school (as a principal).

Favorite Community Cause: This year I was lucky enough to be chosen for class 33 of Scottsdale Leadership. I have learned so many ways to get involved in the community. My PLIF (project lead it forward group) hosted a community event to bring awareness to the PTSD Foundation/Camp Hope in the fight to help combat veterans. This was an amazing cause and I plan to continue giving my time to this organization.

My family: I am blessed with a family of my own. I have two teenagers (Ethan 16 and Madeline 14) and my husband Matthew. I am also lucky to be in close proximity of my parents and sister. My mom is a long-time resident of Scottsdale. My sister and her family live in Scottsdale. My dad and step mom live in the Valley. One of my nieces even attends Pueblo.

Previous Occupations: I have had a number of amazing jobs that have all lead me to where I am today. While attending Arizona, I was lucky enough to be chosen as a cast member for Disney University and worked at Disneyland for a summer.

I have worked in the counseling field prior to education. One of my most interesting jobs was as a victim advocate at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office handling major crimes. I loved helping people get through what was likely the worst event they have ever had to endure.

I returned to school to earn a Masters in Elementary Education and one in Educational Leadership. I am currently seeking my doctorate in organizational leadership. I have been a teacher, AP and Principal all in SUSD.

My Guiding Principal/Philosophy: Treat others in the best way that you (I) want to be treated. Be respectful, honest, transparent, a good listener, seek to understand before being understood, be a good friend and a good person.

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