June 7, 2024

Meet Lauren Lam – Glendale Prep Alumni Returns to Great Hearts to Teach and Coach

Lauren Lam’s journey from student to lead teacher at Great Hearts Glendale is a testament to dedication, perseverance, and a deep connection to her educational roots. Just finishing her first year as a second-grade lead teacher, Lam’s story began years ago as a student at the very campus where she now inspires young minds. “I... Read More »

May 31, 2024

Meet Paul Schubring – Chandler Prep Alumni Leads Lincoln Prep to State Championship Game

  Paul Schubring, now a respected faculty member and the assistant headmaster at Lincoln Preparatory Academy, has found his past as a student intertwining with his present role as an administrator and coach. Having grown up in Gilbert, Arizona, Schubring began attending Great Hearts in seventh grade at Chandler Prep during its inaugural year in 2004.... Read More »

February 20, 2024

Meet Penny Carpenter: A Maestro’s Journey Through Music and Learning!

Penny Carpenter attributes her musical abilities to her grandmother. “[She] was a pianist and played virtually everything by ear. She used to play old showtunes and hymns while our family sang along.” Carpenter began her musical journey at the age of six. Accompanying choirs in her youth, she discovered her calling as a music teacher, emphasizing... Read More »

February 12, 2024

Meet the Mathematical Jodi Folley

Jody Folley stands tall as a pillar of Great Hearts, both literally and figuratively at 6’1”. “I truly enjoy the act of teaching because I love building relationships with my students and being part of their growth process,” said Jody Folley. “I have high expectations for my students, but I get away with it because they... Read More »

February 5, 2024

Teachers Fostering Their Love of Learning Outside the Classroom

We are just past the halfway point of the school year and the faculty and staff at Great Hearts Arizona recently received some much-needed motivation to finish the remainder of the year strong as they, with our scholars, continue their pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty throughout the long hours and hectic schedules of the winter... Read More »