Meet the Alma Fuerte Team with Director Laurilie Keay at the Helm.
Laurilie Keay, Executive Director
Laurilie Keay has decades of experience in school leadership and teaching roles at pre-K-12 public, charter, and private schools in Arizona and Canada. Special areas of expertise for Ms. Keay include instructional coaching, building school-wide culture and climate, student data and assessment, and leading special education programs.
Ms. Keay managed mental health and special education services for 22 Head Start Centers for the Western Arizona Council of Governments. As the Student Conduct Director at Telesis Preparatory Academy, she managed all disciplinary matters including designing and implementing behavior intervention plans.
Ms. Keay began her career at St. Andrews School in Alberta, Canada, where she served for two decades as a classroom teacher in various grades. She holds two Master’s Degrees – an M.S. in Education and Educational Administration and an M.A. in Special Education from Webster University.
Meet Our Exceptional Elementary School Teachers
Our teachers create a fun, engaging, environment where students can thrive and feel supported by their peers.
Meet Our Mighty Middle School Team
Alma Fuerte's Middle school, though small, packs a punch!
The Middle School team aims to create a culture of excellence in all aspects of student life.
Meet Our Excellent Enrichment Team
Our enrichment team provides programming during and after school, ensuring that it is available and engaging to all ages!
Meet Our Outstanding Operations Team
These are the faces that will greet you at the front desk and all over school!
Our Operations Team ensures that our school runs smooth from ordering supplies to communicating with parents.
Nutrition and Community Resources
Office and Community
Office and Community
Meet Our Amazing Associate Teachers
Alma Fuerte's Associate teachers provide support to students and teachers in the classroom.
They also provide supervision and programming during recess and after school.
Brittany De Anda
Meet Our Spectacular Special Education (SPED) Team
The goal of our SPED team is to support our students, teachers, and parents in reaching their goals while creating a culture of inclusion and excellence.
Dr. Jonathan White
Interventionist and SEL Support