- Rebecca Hancock, Principal
- Breonne Tang-Taylor, Dean of Students K-4
- JD Corey, Dean of Students 5-8
- Melinda Wallace, Dean of Instruction
- Leah Coffin, School Operations Manager
- Haley Vance, School Admissions Manager
- Michele Paul, Office Manager
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 joined the EAGLE South Mountain family at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, as the Dean of Students for Kindergarten through 4th grade. She was born and raised in the South Phoenix area. She spent over 15 years in the Banking and Mortgage industry before transitioning into Education. Now, with over 15 years in education, she has served as a Classroom Teacher in various grades for Kindergarten to 8th grade, Teacher Librarian, School Counselor and Dean of Students. She is a graduate of Ottawa University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and a Master of Arts in School Counseling. Her most recent degree, Master of Education in Educational Administration, was proudly earned at Grand Canyon University.
Mrs. Tang-Taylor has a passion for education and looks forward to having a positive impact on the Eagle School staff, students and community. It is both her pleasure and honor to serve this community.
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.
I believe that all students can learn and succeed. Just as important is the development of their character and integrity of our future leaders. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”
I have had the pleasure of working in education for over 30 years. I was a classroom teacher is grades 3-8 for 26 years. In addition, I have a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a Reading Specialist endorsement. As the Dean of Instruction at EAGLE, I am committed to continually improving our instructional practices in order to meet every child’s academic, social and emotional needs, while preparing them for college and career pathways. My goal is to support EAGLE in making sure each child to meets the challenges of an uncertain future, be prepared for careers that currently do not exist, and become lifelong learners who demonstrate good character on a consistent basis.
As the School Operations Manager at EAGLE College Prep South Mountain, I work collaboratively with our school community in order to support the educational experience for all. I attended Arizona State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and have achieved a Masters in Family Studies through the University of New South Wales, Australia. I was in the classroom teaching for a total of 9 years and built my program operations skills over 6 years working in the non-profit sector overseas coordinating an access and inclusion disability program. My role as the School Operations Manager allows me to use my educational and program operations experiences in a unique way and I am excited that I have this opportunity to work with you.
Here at EAGLE College Prep South Mountain, I stand at the forefront of helping families navigate the wide world of school enrollment and ensuring that you have an exceptional experience finding the right school for your child. It is my top priority that families have a seamless transition from the onboarding process to your child's first day of school. Prior to joining the admissions team here at EAGLE, I taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. I am originally from Illinois where I received my bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois University in public relations and I have a minor in advertising. I am eager to make EAGLE a home for families and scholars where they will be able to discover their highest potential and grow a love for life long learning.
As the Office Manager, it will be my pleasure to welcome you to the school and assist you with your family's needs. This is my second year with EAGLE, serving last year as the wellness coordinator. Prior to working with EAGLE, my husband and I were house parents at group homes in Pennsylvania and Texas. My real claim to fame is the eight years I worked at Walt Disney World. So don't be alarmed if you see me break out into song while I walk down the hall! I look forward meeting all our scholars and their families.