Meet Our Principal


I am Suzanne Godard, Principal of Palominas Elementary School. I am so excited to be working with the Palominas families and the staff to help your students be the best they can be!

I was raised in Sierra Vista and graduated from Buena High School. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Education at Northern Arizona University in 2001, and my Master's Degree in Reading & Literacy from Walden University in 2005. I also completed the Principal Certification Graduate Program through Northern Arizona University in 2023.

My teaching journey began in 2001 in the Sierra Vista School District teaching 5th and then 3rd grade for 4 years. I then moved to Tucson, where I taught 5th grade in the Vail School District for 6 years. I started in the Palominas District at Valley View in 2014 after working in an adult training environment for a few years. I was the Title 1 Reading Specialist for 8 years at Palominas, and now I am looking forward to working with you in my capacity as Principal.

I am married with a dog and some fish. I enjoy reading, doing puzzles, spending time with my family and volunteering in the community.

If you ever have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.