Dear Families,Mary Anderson

I am honored to be the Principal of Fruchthendler Elementary.  I come to you with a variety of experiences in both elementary and middle school.  I moved into school administration many years ago and have been a principal in three TUSD schools. At each school, including Fruchthendler, I have been blessed with wonderful staff, and together, in a very short time we were able to improve the entire academic environment at each school. At Fruchthendler we became an A rated school and we were awarded the A+ School of Excellence through Arizona Educational Foundation. 


On a personal note, I am married, and my husband Todd and I have two wonderful sons.  Both of my boys are products of a wonderful TUSD education.  They were both active in athletics and were both recognized academically with National Merit honors.  The reason I share this with you is to let you know that I have “walked in your shoes”.  I am excited to help you and your family experience these same joys.  I look forward to catching up with our current families and getting to know our new families and having another fabulous school year.


We are excited about all the wonderful plans we have for your children. We will continue to offer Opening the Minds through the Arts and all the components, Technology instruction, P.E. instruction, and Art.  We have a Counselor, Curriculum Service Provider Library Assistant and several Instructional Specialists/Tutors.  Our teachers are skilled in a variety of areas which include OMA, Common Core (National & Arizona’s State Standards), GATE, and our Language Arts program, CKLA and Math program, Eureka. The staff and I have a plethora of tips on how to take an active role in your child’s education.  Please feel free to contact me or any staff member. We are always happy to help.


Together, we will build a strong partnership for the success of our children.

Your Partner in Your Child's Success,

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Mary Anderson, Principal
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