Welcome to Gilbert!

Welcome to Benjamin Franklin Charter School and the beautiful Gilbert Campus!  My name is Diana Dana and I have the great honor of serving as the principal for the BFCS Gilbert campus.  

Here’s a little bit of information about me: My first years teaching were spent in the Chandler Unified School District in Chandler, AZ where I grew up and went to school. I graduated from Chandler High and received my degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and my graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. After many years as a teacher and parent in the BFCS program, I became the principal at the Gilbert Campus.  I absolutely love it!  My husband and I have four children who have all attended BFCS schools.  We feel so fortunate to be a part of this wonderful program!

I have the highest of expectations for myself, the staff, the students, and the parents.  Honest, open communication between staff, home, and school is absolutely essential in the operation of a successful school.  I am committed to supporting you as you teach your children the skills and knowledge needed to find success in elementary school and beyond.  At our school, we work hard to create a positive environment that allows every person to feel welcome and valued.  My desire is that each student will leave our campus with the confidence to know that hard work, creative thinking, and a positive attitude can open the doors to a bright future!

I am so looking forward to this school year and working with all of you!  Feel free to stop by the school, introduce yourself, visit for a few minutes, or even take a tour.  Our friendly office staff is here to help!  Let’s make it a great year!

Gilbert Campus Principal, Mrs. Diana Dana

Mrs. Diana M. Dana

Principal, Gilbert Campus

Phone: (480) 632-0722

Gilbert Campus


1475 S Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: (480) 632-0722
Fax: (480) 632-8716
Attendance Hotline: (480) 664-1040

Administration & Office Staff

Principal: Jennifer Hawks

Assistant Principal: Brandi Sanderson

Administrative Assistant: Danna Macdonald

Registrar: Holly Sorensen



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