Welcome to Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary School, a brand new School of Choice serving students from preschool through sixth grade. Located in family-friendly Queen Creek, Arizona, our school is a place “Where Everyone Has Genius.”

We invite you to take some time to explore our site. Make yourself at home! We offer a wide range of specialty programs that foster school pride and leadership. From our accelerated curriculum to offerings such as Leader in Me® and STEAM, we’re positive there’s something for every student within our welcoming campus walls. We highly encourage parent involvement, and we look forward to adding you to our family of Bobcats soon!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear KMBE Bobcat Families,

Welcome to Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary School! I am excited and honored to be a Bobcat. My dedication has been to the education of children for more than 20 years. My passion is for children and their academic and emotional growth.

In addition to education, I am family oriented. I am married to my best friend, and together we have six beautiful children ranging from elementary school to college ages. We are an active family! Cycling, swimming, boy scouts, girl scouts, synchronized swimming, and college are just a few of the activities that permeate our calendar.

It is important to me to create an environment where everyone feels safe—safe to learn, safe to step outside of our comfort zones, and safe to make choices that better our community. My door is always open; please feel free to stop by, call, or email. 


Chasity Cruz