Bagdad Elementary School

Pre-K through 6th grade

Contact us: 

Mike Tinghitella, Principal

BES Office and Registrar, Linda Wells

Office: 928-633-4101 ext. 200

Fax: 928-633-2541

500 Sultan Way or PO Box 427

Bagdad, AZ 86321

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Meet our Elementary Principal, 

Mr. Tinghitella

My name is Mike Tinghitella and I am very excited about going into my fourth

year as the Bagdad Elementary School Principal. I began my first seven years

at a rural K-8 school in a small town. I was a math specialist and four-sport

coach. I learned quickly that students learn in different ways and that you

need to find the most effective methods for each individual student. I also

understand the importance of developing the entire child and cultivating

their gifts and talents so they can shine in their unique ways. This will be my

32 nd year as an educator and I am eager to use that experience to support

our students, staff and families with a positive learning culture that ensures

the success of every student.

I am very blessed to be happily married to my beautiful wife, Kimberly, for 31

years. She has taught Kindergarten for 10 years and 1 st grade for one year.

We have three sons, who have been active in sports and are continuing their

education since their high school graduations. All 3 of our sons are currently

completing their college degrees. My wife and I are both career educators

and are very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the beautiful Bagdad