• Welcome to Echo Canyon School

    Explore Echo Canyon K-8 School, where small class sizes foster strong relationships and a culture of learning. Our unique looping program creates two-year connections between teachers and students, ensuring social and emotional well-being throughout a child's educational journey from preschool to eighth grade. As an AVID school we prioritize critical thinking, organization and effective communication to propel student growth and engagement. Our vibrant gardens, integrated into cross-curricular activities, provide hands-on science experiences, including a critter farm managed by our students. Family engagement is paramount, with literacy-based events, a monthly Family Read Day, and a welcoming PTO community. Join us at Echo Canyon, where families and teachers collaborate to create a thriving learning environment.

  • About Our Schools

    Principal: Kat Hughes
    Assistant Principal: Erin Kadera
    Address: 4330 N. 62nd Street,
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Phone: 480-484-7500
    Fax: 480-484-7501
    Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm
    School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm 
    Grades: Pre-School (3s) - 8th Grade
    Colors: Purple and Black
    Mascot: Jaguar
    Year Opened: 1990

PTO Information

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    Click here to view the PTO Website

Visitors & Volunteers

  • Parents who are scheduled to volunteer on campus are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, and wear a visitor sticker any time they are on campus. Other adult visitors must make arrangements with the front office to visit our campus. Student visitors are not permitted.

Principal Kat Hughes

  • Echo Canyon Principal Kat HughesPhone: 480-484-7510
    Email: khughes@susd.org

    Administrative Support Coordinator  
    Martina Dillow  

    Ms. Hughes proudly started her time at Echo Canyon School in the 2016-2017 school year. Prior to joining Scottsdale Unified, Ms. Hughes served as a K-8 principal in California and Arizona and an Alternative High School principal in Arizona. Ms. Hughes served 10 years as an elementary classroom teacher, middle school classroom teacher and reading specialist. She has a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University in Elementary and Kindergarten Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership from San Diego State University.

Assistant Principal Erin Kadera

  • Echo Canyon Assistant Principal Erin KaderaPhone: 480-484-7509
    Email: ekadera@susd.org

    Mrs. Kadera started her career in SUSD in 1995. She served in many capacities, including instructional assistant, grants specialist, teacher, and administrator. She taught at Hohokam and Ingleside, and served as the Assistant Principal at Navajo, Ingleside, and Saguaro prior to moving to Echo Canyon in July of 2021. She has several endorsements on her certificate including reading specialist, math specialist, early childhood, and SEI. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Education-Administration and Supervision from University of Phoenix. In 2013, she was honored by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona by being named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher.