Principal's Message

Welcome to Sidewinder Country!                                                 2018 Fall Picture

On behalf of the Nadaburg family, welcome to Nadaburg Elementary School.  We are a small, rural school that currently serves 458 students from 2 years old in Early Head Start to 8th grade.

At Nadaburg our caring staff provide every student with the knowledge necessary to succeed in life.  Learning doesn't always need to happen in the classroom. We are well known for what our students do outside the classroom; learning by doing, learning by observing, and learning by trying.

Nadaburg students experience learning in many forms, such as field trips, community partnerships, clubs, and after school activities, all while applying classroom concepts at every grade level.  Students from Nadaburg have been winners in regional and state academic and athletic competitions, and in 2018 represented Arizona at the VEX IQ Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.

We have a highly qualified staff that is also still learning and improving.  Many of our teachers are furthering their own education by pursuing advanced degrees and certifications such as National Board and Master Teacher.

Stop by any time for a personal tour of our campus.  At Nadaburg, it's all about family and connections.

A few things about me: I have more than 18 years' experience working at Nadaburg, starting as a long-term science substitute in February 2001.  Prior to that, I was the Bureau of Census Supervisor for CENSUS 2000 here  in Arizona.  I retired from the Navy in 1996 after 20 years service, as a Chief Petty Officer. Originally from Oregon, I have lived in Arizona since 1999. - Proud Principal, Curtis McCandlish

Click the link to the left to see some photos from my time here at Nadaburg.