Experience the Success
Located in the northeast corner of Shea and 70th in the Agua Caliente Plaza, Brightmont Academy offers the one-to-one instruction that works. Enroll any time of year for full-time, individual courses or tutoring.
We support students with a wide range of learning challenges including those with an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA). Learn more.
Contact our experienced Scottsdale Campus Director, Mary Gillespie. Understanding how important success in learning is for each student and family, she will work together with you to create a customized learning plan and choose teachers who will best motivate and support your child.
Call Mary at (480) 948-2800 or email her at scottsdale@BrightmontAcademy.com.
Meet Mary Gillespie
Scottsdale Campus Director
“I believe in the abilities of all children, and that every child can learn.”
At Brightmont Academy, Mary is continuing her lifelong dedication to helping children in need. She has been involved in the education of children for over 20 years, successfully teaching a range of students—from those severely disabled to highly advanced.
Mary earned a master of arts in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University and a dual bachelor’s degree in special education and elementary education. Her teaching experience began in Tempe at the Scales School, where she taught reading and writing to younger children.
Her administrative positions include serving as Special Education Director for two schools and also serving on the Mesa School Board for four years, including one year as president. Mary’s breadth of experience provides her with a deep understanding of children and their needs.