Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Randy Lazar
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, I lived in Arizona for over thirty-six years. I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in education. At this point in my career, I have almost thirty-two years of experience in the field of education. When I started my career in education, my first teaching position was at the original Maricopa Elementary School, which at that time was K-8. In 1987, we only had Maricopa Elementary School and Maricopa High School. Since the mid-1980s, Maricopa has grown dramatically! When I was in college, I thought that the best way to influence the lives of others was through the field of education---I still think the same way today. Education opens up many doors for people and provides a pathway for success in any career choice. As the principal of Pima Butte Elementary School (for almost six years), I really like being in the classrooms seeing our teachers at work with our students. It is exciting to see students grow over the course of a school year. Altogether as one big team – staff, students, families, and community members – we can have a wonderful impact on the learning experiences of our students!