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Dr. Danielle Else

Dr. Danielle Else


Dr. Else serves as the principal of Fireside Elementary School. As principal, she has the pleasure of guiding student learning with an incredible team of educators. Within Paradise Valley, Dr. Else had the opportunity to serve as dean at Explorer Middle School prior to moving to Fireside.

In addition to her work in Paradise Valley, Dr. Else has worked in the Scottsdale Unified School District and for Grand Canyon University. In order to pursue her career in education, Dr. Else obtained a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctorate from the University of Southern California. Her career in K-12 education began in 1996 when she began her teaching career in California as an English Language Arts and Technology teacher. Dr. Else had the great pleasure of opening up a new middle school as a part of her role. As an assistant principal and administrator at the district level, Dr. Else worked with specialized programs, gifted services, and curriculum. During her tenure, she was recognized for her service by the California PTA.

Born and raised in a coastal suburb of California, she moved to Arizona over a decade ago with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time exploring Arizona and feels there is a great deal to discover. Dr. Else is proud to be an educator working to support and guide students through their school years.