Meet the Principal

A Message from Our Principal 

Greetings Mustang Community,

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community.

Over the last 18 years, I have worked in public education within the Higley Unified School District and the Chandler Unified School District, as a teacher, coach, and administrator. I believe all students deserve access to high-quality educational experiences and am excited to continue this mission as your new principal.

In addition to my professional achievements, my three children are my greatest accomplishment. My oldest son, Randy, just recently graduated from high school, Jordan, my second son, is entering his sophomore year in high school, and my daughter, Payton, is headed to 3rd grade. As a parent, I always want what is best for my children and will work tirelessly to ensure your children have the best possible experiences at Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary School.

I am looking forward to learning more about our school, community, and the unique needs of our students and staff. I am committed to embracing the positive traditions and practices that are already in place at Pickett Elementary while working diligently to ensure success for the future. I believe all children should receive an exemplary education in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. Together we can help our children excel and provide them with an education that is second to none.

In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I welcome your conversations and positive input throughout the year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 23–24 school year. Go, Mustangs!


Stacey Duke

Stacey Duke, Principal