From Dr. Sadorf.

A Message From Dr. Sadorf

With almost a century of service to our community, Stanfield Elementary School District is known for its academic excellence, collaborative culture and rich traditions. This district’s commitment to insuring that every student promotes from our school well prepared for high school, college, career and citizenship in the 21st century is clearly evident on our campus. Whether observing Kindergarten students support engaged in literacy events, fourth graders learning about Arizona, or our Middle School Robotics team complete complex, real world problems, you will find students engaged in complex and relevant learning.

This commitment to academic excellence is made possible by a professional, creative staff and a strong partnership with the Stanfield Community. Every year, we partner with numerous groups, service organizations and businesses to create new and exciting learning opportunities for our students. We will be working to continue our successful ELL English program and refine our implementation of our instructional technology, putting a Chromebook in the hands of every first through eighth grade student. We also look forward to launching a new health clinic for the community that will be located on campus. This partnership between SESD and Sun Life Medical Group was made possible with grant funding by the Ak Chin Indian Community.

I don’t believe that you will find a more student-centered, engaging and supportive school district in Pinal County. Our commitment to rigor, relevance and the whole child is the foundation for the education that Stanfield Elementary School District offers its students. I encourage you to become an active partner with us in educating the children of Stanfield.

Educational Background

Dr. Melissa Sadorf joined the Stanfield Elementary School District in 2012 as the Superintendent, a position she has held for 8 years. Prior to moving to SESD, she served as Principal of Joyce Clark Middle School in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Assistant Principal at Apache Middle School and Joyce Clark Middle School.

Her educational career encompasses teaching as a sixth grade teacher, middle school reading interventionist, and physical education teacher for the middle school level. She coached both boys and girls basketball and was an AIA referee for high school and college volleyball. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, and obtained her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

She currently sits on the Executive Board for the Arizona Rural Schools Association as Secretary, the Arizona ASCD Executive Board as a Member at Large, and is a member of the State Board of Education’s Professional Practices Advisory Committee. She is the current President of the Pinal County Association of School Superintendents. Additionally, she hosts a podcast called The Rural Scoop, focusing on rural education.



2012 - 2018  GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
2012 - 2018  ASBO, International Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
2016               Arizona Superintendent of the Year (For Small Districts).


School News

  • Hearing Notification and Summary for FY20 Rev 1
  • District Annual Financial Report FY19
  • Hearing Notification and Summary for FY19 Rev 2
  • Hearing Notification and Summary for FY19
  • AVERAGE TEACHER SALARIES (A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10)
    1. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020 (budget year) $ 38,879
    2. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (prior year) $ 39,699
    3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year %snbsp;  - 820
    4. Percentage increase      - 2%
  • Educator Named Rural Teacher of the Year for Pinal County:
    Stanfield, AZ – Yvette Hernandez has taught in Arizona since 2001, and at the Stanfield School District since 2006. She is a physical education teacher who brought recognition to her district by being the only school in the state to achieve the Gold with Distinction status from the USDA for excellence in nutrition and physical activity. In addition, the district received a Special Congressional Commendation for their work with children. Read more ... 


  • New Black Route bus schedule

  • New Orange - & White Route bus schedule
  • Riding for Focus
    “We’re excited to announce that Stanfield Elementary School has been selected as a grant recipient for the Riding for Focus program from The Specialized Foundation! Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, we’ll be implementing a cycling curriculum into our physical education classes! We can’t wait to ride!#ridingforfocus #thespecializedfoundation #outrideADHD @ridingforfocus

     “We’re excited to partner with Roundtrip Bike Shop in Casa Grande for our Riding for Focus program. Roundtrip Bike Shop has graciously donated their time and expertise to help maintain our bike fleet for the 2018-2019 school year.”
    #ridingforfocus #thespecializedfoundation #outrideADHD @ridingforfocus @rtbs

     More information 

  • A-F Parent letter 

  •  A-F Parent letter Spanish 

  • Immunizations for school attendance:
    If your student is in need of immunizations for school attendance, you can find the nearest clinic location for immunizations at the following website:  clinic locations or the call center 1-866-960-0633. All required and recommended childhood immunizations are free for children under the age of 18 and available on a walk-in basis during regular business hours.