Inspiration Mountain School


  • Check back on this webpage for the latest updates on DVUSD's Newest School, Inspiration Mountain School!

    Inspiration Mountain School will be a K-6 elementary school, with the infrastructure in place for future expansion to a K-8 campus. The project will include an administration building, multi-purpose building, and three classroom buildings.  Site development will include shade structures, baseball and soccer fields, bus routing, and parking.  The site is approximately 14 acres with 72,742 square feet of building footprint. 

    The McCarthy staff is fully committed to being a good neighborhood partner. The safety of all community members and construction personnel is our number one priority. 

    Should you have any issues regarding construction, please email McCarthy Building Company at

    Project completion is scheduled for Fall 2022.


  • Sign Up for Updates on Inspiration Mountain School!

    The Deer Valley Unified School District wants to keep you updated about our newest school opening in August 2022. We will periodically send out email updates about the school. You do not need to live within the Deer Valley Unified School District to sign up for the School Updates List.

  • Meet Inspiration School Principal, Dr. JoAnn Schwarting
    Dr. Schwarting
    Congratulations to Dr. JoAnn Schwarting, the 2021 DVUSD Principal of The Year, as she takes over the reins of Inspiration Mountain School. Dr. Schwarting has served the Deer Valley Unified School District since 2005. She taught seventh grade English language arts at Desert Mountain School for seven years. She then transferred to Desert Sky Middle School where she assumed the roles of instructional coach and assistant principal. Most recently, Dr. Schwarting spent the last six years leading Desert Mountain School as principal.

    Though it is bittersweet leaving her current school, Schwarting is up for the challenge and eager for the opportunity. “I am absolutely thrilled to be given the honor of serving this beautiful community. My goal is to nurture a school environment that is caring and connected. I believe partnerships are necessary when educating our students, so I'm looking forward to developing strong family and community ties. To paraphrase a passage from Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go! " We’re off to great places! Today is our day! Our mountain is waiting, we’re on our way!”

    After serving four years in the United States Navy, Dr. Schwarting earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision from Northern Arizona University, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University.

    When she is not actively involved in supporting the Deer Valley community, Dr. Schwarting enjoys spending time with her husband, her four sons, three daughters, and five grand dogs.  



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