Principal's Welcome

Dear Cambridge QC Family,



It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Cambridge Academy Queen Creek.  I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to lead such dynamic students, dedicated staff, and supportive school community.


I have been devoted to the field of education for more than twenty years.  I am a third-generation educator and a third-generation Arizonan. Both of which I am extremely proud of!  I have worked with children from preschool through 8th grades.  My roles as an educator have been as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and administrator.  However, what I am most proud of is my involvement with the founding of Cambridge Academy QC, and I am honored to be returning home.


In addition to my role as an educator, I am a proud mom to three amazing, young men.  My oldest, Reyce, is a teacher, as well as a wildland firefighter.  He will be marrying his high school sweetheart this October.  My middle son, Kade, is a law enforcement officer. He and his wife just welcomed their first son, and my first grandson, Maverick. My youngest son, Chance, is eleven and will be attending 6th grade here at Cambridge. I can’t wait for you to meet them all! 


I view education as a life-long process, and my goal is to inspire and ignite a love of learning in all students that doesn’t end when their time here at Cambridge is over. I truly believe that having a strong partnership between home and school builds confidence in students that enables them to shape their own futures and the future of our community. With that said, please know that my door is always open, and I welcome your conversation and positive input. 


I am excited to unite my experience, my passion for learning, and my student-centered approach to be the best Principal I can be here at Cambridge QC!  It is going to be a fun year of learning, and I can’t wait to meet all of you!  I look forward to celebrating our collective successes together!




Ms. Kaylee Smith


Cambridge Academy QC

“Ignite Your Love of Learning!”

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Contact Info

20635 E Ocotillo Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Phone : (480) 987-3577

School Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-3pm, F 8am-1pm

Or By Appointment.

Teacher Salaries

Average teacher salary notice per ARS 15-903(E)

$48,472 – average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2022
4.5% increase ($2,068) from FY 2021
$46,404 – average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2021
8.6% increase ($3,687) from FY 2020

$42,717 – average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020
$40,678 – average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019
5% increase ($2,039) from FY 2019
$37,417 – average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018

29.5% ($11,055) increase since FY 2018