January 9, 2012, Mr. Art Madden, Regional Vice President of The Leona Group, LLC, welcomed Gilbert Arts Academy families to the new semester with the exciting news of a new school leader. In a letter sent home to families, Mr. Madden wrote:
" It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you the new Gilbert Arts Academy School Leader, Ms. Cathie Hirsch. Ms. Hirsch comes to us with a long and distinguished background in education and the private sector. Most recently, she has been Instructional Coach at Cesar Chavez Upper Elementary in SW Detroit, Michigan.
Ms. Hirsch has ten years of experience with The Leona Group LLC. During her tenure, she has enhanced curriculum and instruction at the school through the use of technology and professional development for the teaching staff. Ms. Hirsch’s supervision experience has been utilized in both
the education and business forum. In addition, she created a strong bond with members of the community through multiple outreach programs.
We extend a warm Arizona welcome to her. Please feel free to drop by and greet her or call the office to make an appointment to meet with Ms. Hirsch."