EAGLE College Prep: Mesa
tracy.allen [at] eagleharmony.org (Tracy Allen) Founding Principal
Tracy has a diverse background including working in the technology industry before teaching 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade “at risk” students and English Language Learners (ELL) in the Phoenix area. She has also been a data/instructional coach, working with teachers to improve the quality of education for all students. As Dean of Students at EAGLE Harmony during the 2012/13 school year, Tracy worked closely with the principal to coach and guide staff, handled student discipline issues, worked closely with parents, led the students and staff through culture building using Character Counts and implemented a school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative. At the end of the school year she took on the role as Interim Principal while the principal was out on maternity leave. She closed the school year successfully and helped to onboard the new leadership team at EAGLE Harmony.
As the founding school leader, Tracy will be the driving force in the successful opening and subsequent development of EAGLE College Prep: Mesa. She will continuously build a high performing K-8 school where students start on the road to college and build their character preparing them for lives as Serving Leaders, create a school that is a sustainable, replicable, and scalable for academic success, and successfully pioneer a hybrid model school utilizing technology to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Tracy continues to grow as a leader by participating in programs such as the Aspiring Leaders Fellowship through the Arizona Charter Schools Association and completing her doctorate degree in educational leadership with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction.
Omar.tabb [at] eagleprep.org (Omar Tabb), Dean of Students
alyse.birkemeyer [at] eagleprep.org (Alyse Birkemeyer), School Operations Manager
Alyse Birkemeyer was born and raised in Hudson, Wisconsin and moved to Minnesota to attend Minnesota State University-Mankato, where she received her bachelors degree in Psychology. After graduating, she spent 3 years as an Elementary Secretary in Mankato, Minnesota. This is where she truly found her passion in working with young scholars. Alyse has worked with the Arizona region EAGLE schools since 2012.
mori.ley [at] eagleprep.org (Mori Leyva) Office Manager
Mori was born in Chihuahua Mexico and came to the U.S. when she was five. Mori has been living in Mesa for the past 24 years. She has 3 children; her youngest daughter just turned one, a 5 year old girl who is starting Kindergarten this year, and a 9 year old boy that will be in 4th grade and will be part of the first class of 8th graders to graduate from EAGLE College Prep: Mesa! She worked as a receptionist for almost 5 years at a weight-loss center and has worked at a preschool for 2 years as an infant teacher and loved it. Mori has a degree from Apollo College in massage therapy.