• Dear Desert Mountain Community,

    It is with great honor and excitement that I return to serve the Desert Mountain Community as the incoming principal. I believe that as a collaborative community, we can offer a safe environment in which all students will be able to explore, engage, and excel in rich social and academic opportunities.

    My goal is to continuously improve and support the level of student learning and socio-emotional growth the Desert Mountain community has come to expect. As I alluded to previously, I taught at Desert Mountain School as a 7th grade ELA teacher for seven years. I left Desert Mountain to serve as an instructional coach and then an assistant principal at Desert Sky Middle School. When the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to return to Desert Mountain School.

    I am thrilled to once again be a part of this dynamic community, and I look forward to meeting and building strong positive relationships with the students, staff, parents, and community members of Desert Mountain School.


    JoAnn Schwarting
    Desert Mountain School