Dawn Winsor




Biography

This is my 20th year in education. Currently, I am in the midst of my 4th year as an assistant principal at Florence High School. Previously, I was an assistant principal in charge of curriculum at a large suburban high school in Arizona. I oversaw student registration, records, transcripts, the master schedule, teacher evaluations and graduation. Also, I was responsible for discipline for the 700+ seniors on our campus. I spend eight years in that position.
I completed by Bachelor's Degree in 1993, at Arizona State University in Exercise Science and Physiology. I spent over 10 years in the field of sports medicine as an athletic trainer. During that time, I worked in an orthopedic office as assisted with several professional sports teams. This was a great job, but very time consuming, hours away from home and the position was not lucrative. As a result, I decided to go get my teaching certificate through the University of Phoenix. After student teaching, I had an ? "Ah Ha? " moment. I felt that this was my calling. My teaching experience is all at the secondary school level. I have taught Biology, Sports Medicine and Anatomy and Physiology. Ten years later, I became interested in administration. Through a terrific mentor principal, I became the Instructional Specialist for my school. This included organizing and presenting various in-services to my faculty and staff. In 2003, I finished my Master’s in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. In 2005, I gave up the athletic training and became an assistant principal.
On a personal note, I have been married for 10 years and have three children. Their ages range from 9 to 16 years old. My husband and I enjoy camping, shooting, playing with our children and traveling.