Dear Heritage Families –

I want to thank Mr. Kyle Leybas for his steady leadership at Heritage Academy Laveen. Mr. Leybas championed our scholars, artists, and athletes in many ways and was instrumental in the launch of the Laveen Campus. His contributions are many and lasting.

With his move out of state, I am excited to announce the promotion of Mrs. Emily Asanovich to replace Mr. Leybas as the next Principal of Heritage Academy’s Laveen Campus. She has my full confidence and support in her new role. 

Mrs. Asanovich joined the Heritage Laveen Campus in 2014. She started as a volleyball coach, physical education teacher, and chair of the physical education department. In 2019 she became the Assistant Principal for the Laveen Campus and also joined the Governing Board of the school.  Before coming to Heritage, Mrs. Asanovich taught and coached in the Isaac School District in Phoenix, AZ and coached at Colorado State University Pueblo.

About this opportunity Mrs. Asanovich said, “I absolutely love Heritage Academy and am honored to be chosen to serve as Principal. I am grateful to Kyle Leybas for the outstanding legacy he leaves behind and look forward to continuing the mission with the groundwork that has been laid. We have such an outstanding team of teachers and families and I am proud to be able to serve and support them in this new role.”

Mrs. Asanovich was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Colorado State University Pueblo. Outside of Heritage, Mrs. Asanovich spends her time reading, hiking, fishing, and swimming with her family. She is happily married with two beautiful children. Mrs. Asanovich and her husband can often be found cheering on their children at baseball and softball fields around town.

Mrs. Asanovich will begin as Principal on Thursday, 17 September 2020. I am confident that her experience as a teacher, coach and school leader will help us thrive in the uncertain times we are enduring.  Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Emily Asanovich in her new role. 



Jared Taylor


Heritage Academy