- Rebecca Hancock, Principal
- Breonne Tang-Taylor, Assistant Principal
- JD Corey, Instructional Coach
- Rey Carbajal, School Operations Manager
- Gabriela Loeza, Office Manager
- Griselda Ruiz, Behavioral Interventionist
- James Tippin, School Counselor
Rebecca Hancock has been an educator since she graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2005. After earning her Bachelor’s in Education, Rebecca taught in a variety of grade levels from Kindergarten through 8th grade and held a variety of teacher leader roles as she earned a Master’s of Education from Northern Arizona University. These years were very formative in her growth as an educator and provided a solid foundation as she learned about instruction and leadership. She has been a principal since 2018 and is finishing her Doctorate of Education, which has allowed her to refine her leadership skills and understanding of schools as an organization. In 2021, she was honored to accept the position of principal at EAGLE College Preparatory Schools South Mountain, where is eager to partner with families, educators and scholars to ensure all EAGLE scholars soar.
Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband and young son. She loves to cycle with her family, hike, and read.
Mrs. Breonne Tang-Taylor is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, who grew up less than a mile from the South Mountain campus. She’s now approaching over 16 years in the field of education. Breonne is a graduate of Ottawa University where she’s obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Studies and a Masters’s Degree in School Counseling. She is also a proud Grand Canyon University graduate, where she earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. Working with scholars of all ages in various capacities has been both a challenging and wonderfully rewarding experience, that has stretched Breonne, personally and professionally. Her life’s mission is to assist students in reaching their greatest personal and educational potential. We are educating the leaders of today and tomorrow.
Mr. Corey joined the EAGLE South Mountain family at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year as the Dean of Students for 5th through 8th grade. He is a graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with a degree in Secondary Education with a focus in Political Science and History. He is a 20-year veteran of K-12 teaching and education, including 12 years as a classroom teacher, and has served in a multitude of roles such as Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Coach, and Dean of Students during his administrative experience.
Mr. Corey moved to Arizona in 2004 after seeing enough snow and ice to last a lifetime and has been enjoying the Valley of the Sun ever since! He is a fan of the outdoors and his home sports teams and enjoys attending their games whenever possible. Mr. Corey is proud to serve at EAGLE South Mountain and looks forward to working with our EAGLE Scholars and families.
Rey Carbajal is Phoenix local who grew up in South Phoenix. He attended Valley View Elementary School, South Mountain High School, SMCC South Mountain Community College and later transferred to Arizona State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work. His background is mostly in finance and customer service but for the past 6 years he has been part of the EAGLE family first serving as an Educational Assistant later taking the role of Wellness Coordinator and currently the School Operations Manager (SOM).
Gabriela (Aka as Ms.Gabby) was born and raised in CA moved here when I was 16. Previously worked at another Elementary school in Laveen for almost 2 years before joining Eagle in March 2022. I have two boys that currently assist Eagle. I like to hike, paint, cook, and read. I love to work with kids and helping them grow in their education.
Griselda Granillo-Ruiz has been an educator for 24 years. She is a graduate of Arizona State University, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has a minor in Native American studies and is also SEI endorsed.
She completed a twenty-year tour with the Bureau of Indian working on the Gila River Indian Reservation before joining our Eagle team in 2018.
Mrs. Ruiz enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. She is a proud member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe from the community of Guadalupe. She is a mother of four and grandmother of five.
Mrs. Ruiz is super excited to transition into her new role as Behavior Interventionist this coming school year.
Mr. James Tippin, MSW came to Eagle College Prep as a substitute teacher in 2017 and now serves as the school counselor. He retired from the Department of Social Services in Michigan as the Program Manager in Jackson County, moving to Phoenix to be near his grandchildren and family. He received his Master's Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His career in social services, from the entry-level to Program Manager, was over a 25-year period. He desires to share success in academic growth and develop positive life skills with the students and faculty at Eagle College Prep. He is a husband, father of three sons, seven grandchildren, and considers his current position at Eagle College Prep South Mountain as a unique blessing.