Dr. Anna Battle recently served as Head of Schools (Superintendent) at ASU Preparatory Academy. She has a strong track record of developing school leadership and establishing a culture of “Excellence through Performance” in pursuit of post-secondary opportunities for every student.
Dr. Battle served the Tempe Union High School District for thirty-three years. As the Assistant Superintendent of Operations, she supervised the Alternative to Discipline program, student affairs, athletics/activities, safety, transportation, maintenance, and sustainability departments. Prior to Assistant Superintendent, she was the principal of Desert Vista High School from 2006 until 2014 and was awarded 2011 NASSP Arizona Principal of the Year. She was Tempe High School’s principal from 2002 until 2006. While she was a high school teacher for twelve years, she coached volleyball, basketball, softball, track & field, and sponsored many student clubs.
After high school graduation, Dr. Battle received athletic scholarships to Arizona State University (ASU), as a member of ASU Women's Basketball and Track & Field teams. She was an NCAA All-American and competed in the 1984 Track & Field Olympic Trials.
She completed her B.A, M.Ed., and Ed. D at ASU, then published, Trust in Leadership, and co-authored The Principal as Student Advocate, September 2011.
In 1987, she married Greg Battle. She and her husband have been married for 34 years and are proud parents of four wonderful young men.