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Mr. Loper

Hello Students, Parents, and Faculty!


My name is Mr. Loper, and I am currently the 7th grade English Language Arts teacher at Desert Sky Middle School! 

I am originally from the state of Delaware, where I attended the University of Delaware, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education. The following school year, I began as a long-term substitute for several different grades of language arts. Afterwards, I taught one year of 8th grade language arts at a local middle school before deciding to move to Arizona after the end of the year. 

For the past few years, I have enjoyed coaching Track and Field as well as Cross Country (2021-22 Boys Conference Champions!) I also enjoy running the chess club at our school. 

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my (almost) two-year-old son Max, hiking, running, and skateboarding. 

The 2022-2023 school year will be my 6th year here at Desert Sky and I couldn't be more excited about beginning another great year! Go Bolts!

Parents- You may contact me via phone after school hours (3:15 pm) by calling 602-467-6551, however, you may contact me through email at any time: 

You may also contact me through the Canvas Messenger (On your student's Canvas page, go to the "Inbox" icon on the left side).