Welcome to Mabel Padgett Elementary School, home of the Panthers!
A little about Principal Willis..... I am originally from a small town in Ohio where I was raised by my parents, Joyce and Jerry Capers. I moved to Arizona in 1998 to study Elementary Education at Arizona State University. I have been married to my husband, Bob, for 23 years and we have two boys, Matthew (19) and Brody (17). After I graduated college, I began teaching in the Litchfield School District where I taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. In 2008, I received my Masters in Educational Leadership which led me to become an Instructional Coach at Mabel Padgett. In 2018, I was hired to serve as the Principal at MPE. I am overjoyed to be in a position to positively impact the lives of students and teachers at MPE.
As a parent and an elementary school principal, I am very invested in our community and the students we serve. I believe it takes a collaborative effort from teachers, parents, board members, administrators, students and community members to have a successful school that provides an excellent environment for teaching and learning.