Welcome Back, Gilbert 1st Graders!

2022-2023 EDUPRIZE School Year

Greetings and welcome to EDUPRIZE, an amazing, A+ school with an incredible staff that has a heart for all children. My name is Robin Yeargain and I am so blessed to lead this community as the Elementary Principal. This is my 31st year in education, with 24 years in the classroom and 7 years in administration. I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Bilingual Education and then earned my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. I taught 15 years in Scottsdale at Hohokam Elementary as a K-6 ESL teacher, and then I moved to EDUPRIZE for 9 years teaching third and fourth grade students. I was Dean of Students for three years and I am happy to start my 4th year as Principal. Making connections with people is my passion!  I love to foster learning, whether it is in reading, writing, demonstrating strong character or growing to be a better person. My heart is with and for the kids, always! I truly love every aspect of EDUPRIZE, from the campus to the amazing teachers to the conscientious leaders and of course, to the most incredible families ever! I am thankful to be a part of EDUPRIZE and I look forward to another successful year of academic and personal growth for all!


Welcome back, EDUPRIZE Eagles, to the 2022-2023 school year!  My name is Heather Vehon and this year marks my 21st year in education (9th at EDUPRIZE).  I am an Arizona native and I attended Arizona State University for my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University where I earned my Master’s Degree in Multi-Cultural Education and I just recently completed a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University.  I spent my first teaching years on the Gila River Reservation where I taught 3rd and 4th grades and I also had the opportunity to coach teachers in the area of mathematics instruction.  I went on to become an Educational Consultant where I traveled to many schools to provide professional development and school improvement services.  I came back to teaching when my son, Julian, started kindergarten here at EDUPRIZE 9 years ago.  I have loved teaching and being the Dean at EDUPRIZE and I am excited to start this new school year!  I believe that behavior skills, just like academic skills, must be taught, and practiced regularly in order for students to be successful in the classroom.  I am looking forward to supporting the incredible teachers, loving families, and outstanding students at EDUPRIZE as we work together to make this year the best school year yet!