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At Desert Heights we have strong operational teams that support students in their growth mentally, physically, and emotionally. We pride ourselves on developing relationships and intend to support every family in our community to the best of our ability. Let us know how we can support you!

Courtney Martin

High School Dean | Advisory Program Administrator | Athletic Director

I have always known that I wanted to impact youth and I remember all of the people that impacted me were either family, teachers, or coaches, so it made the most sense to find a program where I could be all three. At DHPA I get to be a part of something bigger than myself and I get to see the impact I have. This program is special to me and it is more than a school, it my life!

Darna Davis

5-8th Grade Dean

When I was young, the idea of helping others to rise was a core family value. Working in education is the epitome of that belief because it means contributing to the growth and development of people, providing the platform for their success. I had amazing teachers who uplifted and empowered me. Ultimately, I am an educator so I can pay forward all of the great experiences I had…and continually help others to rise.

Liane Kilmain

K-4 Dean | Dean of Special Education

I became an educator because I have always been drawn to helping kids, even when I was just a kid myself. I truly feel that every child deserves a champion and I come to school each day hoping that each child knows that I see their worth and potential. I’m grateful to be in a position that allows me to build relationships and make connections with our students on a daily basis.

Annie Diaz

5-8 Behavior Coordinator | C.U.T.S. & 504 Coordinator

Brian Wicker

9-12 Behavior Coordinator

Vanessa Gonzalez

Office Manager

Adam Perez

Events & Maintenance Support

Marissa Robles

Events & Communications Director

Abigail Campos

Lunch Monitor

Adelina Diaz

Paraprofessional | Lunch Monitor

Sheila Jones

Lunch Monitor

Robert Jordan

Lunch Monitor

Nancy Kautz

Lunch Monitor

Kaitlyn Keicher

Lunch Monitor

Sophie Okmen

Lunch Monitor

Sydney Pisano

Food Service Director

Gabriell Robles

Teacher | Lunch Monitor

Ruth Doyle

Health Assistant

Vanessa Gonzalez

Office Manager

Cynthia Jordan

Director of Front Office | State and Federal Data Reporting | Registrar | Homeless Liaison

Ashley Munson

Accounting | Human Resources

Teresa Powell

Office Assistant

Yolanda Ruiz-White

Office Manager

Alexis Santos

Registrar

Leanne Scott

Transportation | Paraprofessional

Carolynn Shives

Office Assistant

Cydnee Wahlert

Health Assistant Trainee | Aftercare Assistant

Michelle Anderson

Health Paraprofessional

Gloria Aparicio

Health Assistant

Ruth Doyle

Health Assistant

Cydnee Wahlert

Health Assistant Trainee | Aftercare Assistant

Patty Aguirre

Maintenance

Otilia Dominguez

Maintenance

Carlos Garcia

Maintenance

Jay Jiles

Transportation Director | Maintenance

Rafael La'O Garcia

Maintenance | Landscaping

Ryan Larimore

Bus Driver | Maintenance

Adam Perez

Events & Maintenance Support

Lawrence Vilhauer

District Facilities Manager

Percy Kincaid

Director of Security

Krissi Elliott

Director of Technology

Mark Nunez

Network Administrator

John Winston

IT Support Specialist

Vanessa Gonzalez

Office Manager

Jay Jiles

Transportation Director | Maintenance

Ryan Larimore

Bus Driver | Maintenance

Leanne Scott

Transportation | Paraprofessional