Phone: 928-773-4020 ext. 2939


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Masters of Education Provisional Teaching Certification grades 1-8 Educational Administration Certification

Mrs. Racquel Connelly


I am so excited to be a new member of the Sechrist family! I earned my Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education Degrees from Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. I have taught grades 4-8 in both Texas and California! When I'm not at school I enjoy the beach, shopping, reading and spending time with my family! My husband coaches football at NAU and my two daughters attend college at The University of Alabama and Oklahoma State University. 

As an Instructional Specialist my job allows me to work closely with teachers, students, and the instructional staff so that we can provide the best educational experience for all students here at Sechrist Elementary School.  

My work includes collaborating with teachers weekly in Collaborative Team meetings. During this collaborative team time, teachers outline scope and sequence of curriculum, identify essential standards for instruction, and create common core assessments that are aligned with the Arizona Standards for College and Career Readiness. Student achievement data and growth on standardized assessments, AIMSweb (K-2), are analyzed so that we can better align our daily FLEX reading intervention and classroom instruction to student needs.