By Erik Gray, Lead Charter Schools

Leading Edge Academy Mountain View has named Kristin Boatright as the new principal beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. Mrs. Boatright will move into this principal role after spending the last two school years as Assistant Principal alongside the recently retired Steve Butcher

Mrs. Kristin Boatright began her career in education while her husband and family were stationed in Germany.  She has taught 1st grade-6th grade as well as gifted education.  

She began her work in administration as an academic coach for several years before finding her way to Leading Edge Mountain View in 2017 as Assistant Principal under the leadership of Mr. Steve Butcher.

As she moves into the role of Principal Mrs. Boatright is excited to continue to serve the Leading Edge Mountain View community of students and families.  “I am truly fortunate to serve such a wonderful school and community and cannot wait to celebrate the growth in academics and the whole child in the coming year. It is a great day to be a Lion!“ Mrs. Boatright believes that every student has the capacity for amazing things and each child has their own gift.  She knows that the job of a school full of passionate educators is to ensure the facilitation and inspiration of those gifts. Mrs. Boatright feels every child deserves an opportunity to learn and therefore provides support to ensure that all students are placed in an environment that they will be most successful.  

Parents are encouraged to meet Mrs. Boatright on August 1 at 6:30 pm at the Leading Edge Academy back to school night.  

Leading Edge Academy Mountain View is a K-8 campus that is part of the Leading Edge Academy Charter Network. The network has three additional geographical locations in East Mesa, Maricopa, and Gilbert, as well as an Online Academy for grades 6-12. More information about enrollment and locations is available on their website at