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Principal - Katlin Hewson

Assistant Principal - Katlin Hewson

It is my pleasure to write to you as the new Principal of Academy of Math and Science South Mountain. I started my career teaching career in Michigan, where I taught Spanish and English as a second language at the primary and higher education level. In 2015, I relocated to Chengdu, China where I taught English for two years. 5 years ago, I moved to Phoenix, Arizona. I have been working at the Academy of Math and Science Glendale for the last three years in the role of Assistant Principal of Academics. 

I feel privileged to be given this opportunity and am ready to immerse myself entirely in our school and community. As Principal, I will model a whatever it takes mindset and ensure our teachers and scholars have the tools they need to foster success for the whole child. As your Principal, I will promote the growth of every scholar by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture conducive for learning and positive behavior.  

As a leader, I set high expectations for myself and others. I believe all students deserve a high-quality education. I will engage all stakeholders by empowering them to embrace lifelong learning, diversity, collaboration, communication, continuous school improvement, and student achievement. I look forward to building a strong foundation through our partnership. It is an honor to be a part of Mamba Country.



Assistant Principal - Latosha Moore

Instructional Coach - Latosha Moore  

Assistant Principal - Denise Woods


Head of Operations - Nohemi Sanchez

Head of Operations -  Nohemi Sanchez  

Dean of Scholars- Brian Kwon

Dean of Scholars-  Brian Kwon  

Dean of Scholars- Charles Patrick Thompson



Regional Director of Schools - Dr. Andre Haughton

Andre Haughton

Before joining the Academies of Math and Science in June 2022, Dr. Haughton has spent over a decade working to improve the lives of students in Texas and California through enhanced educational opportunities.

After earning a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Political Science from the University of Florida in 2010, he began his career as a Teach For America corps member teaching 8th grade social studies in Houston, Texas. Over the next several years he continued to teach while earning a Master of Education degree from the University of St. Thomas and dedicating his summers to training new teachers through Teach For America’s summer institute as well as veteran teachers with the Houston Independent School District. Over the next few years Dr. Haughton won the coveted Kinder Award for Excellence in Teaching in Houston (2015), became an assistant principal (2016), and earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston (2017). Since then, he has continued to train new teachers as a professor with the Relay Graduate School of Education and Houston Community College while also being a principal-in-residence in Austin, Texas and then school principal in Oakland, California.

Throughout his career, Dr. Haughton has now taught over 800 students, been a leader for over 2,500 students, and coached/supported over 500 teachers, many of whom have gone on to lead schools of their own.

A full summary of school personnel experience and resumes are available for public review upon request. Please contact the school directly.