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I am very honored to serve as the proud principal of Marana High School. I had a great first year as the principal at MHS. Prior to returning to Marana High School, I served as the principal of Gladden Farms Elementary School for two years. Before serving at Gladden Farms, I was an Associate Principal at MHS for three years. I have also served as a teacher, counselor, athletic coach, and administrator in another district prior to my work in MUSD.

As an educator, I believe all students can learn and I believe that deeper learning happens when students are given hands-on experiences and truly interact with the content. I look forward to working with our student and staff leadership groups to help ensure every classroom is safe, supportive, and offers plenty of opportunities for students to learn and grow.

I believe that when a school provides safety, consistency, and opportunities for error and growth, that school can help students to realize and reach their full potential. Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) is one way that we provide consistency and high expectations for our students. Each day we ask our students to be respectful, responsible, and safe.

When I am not at school, I love to spend time with my husband and our son. We enjoy camping, off-roading, fishing, and spending time with our parents. I am a proud Wildcat Alumni, times three! I still enjoy visiting the University and attending sporting events throughout the year. Growing up in Yuma, AZ, Marana brings such a feel of home and community. I am extremely proud to serve MUSD and our students.

We are going to have another great year! I look forward to partnering with you to facilitate your child’s education to support their growth into career, college, and beyond. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Caitlyn Kauffman

Caitlyn Kauffman


As principal, Mrs. Kauffman oversees school leadership and educational services.