Fine Arts

    David Duarte
    David Duarte,, has taught Band, Orchestra, Chorus, General Music, Music History, Music Humanities, and A.P. Music Theory during his 20+ years in education. In addition to teaching music humanities for the Deer Valley Online Learning Program, Mr. Duarte serves as the fine arts curriculum instructional specialist for DVUSD. In 2005 he earned the Arizona Music Educators Association O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Music Teaching Award and was a Deer Valley Education Foundation Teacher of the Year the following year. The National Band Association named him Jazz Educator of the Year in 2008. Mr. Duarte has been the Principal Saxophonist for the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble since 1994.
    “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach them to learn by creating curiosity, they will continue the learning process as long as they live.” - Clay P. Bedford 
    Jason Lohmeier,, earned a bachelors of fine arts degree from the University of Arizona in 2004, where he majored in Art Education and minored in Drawing.  He has been teaching Visual Art in  the Deer Valley Unified School District for the past ten years. 
    "Great art is never perfect; perfect art is never great." - Edward Abbey
    Stephanie Sullinger-Dukarm
    Stephanie, is an ASU graduate certified in Art Education. She has been teaching since 1999 and has taught Art Humanities,Introduction to Art, Drawing 1-2, Painting 1-2, Drawing 3-4, 2D Portfolio, AP Studio Art Drawing and 2D Design. Prior to going into education she was a Visual Manager for 10 years. Not surprisingly, her hobbies include painting and photography. 
    "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." - Pablo Picasso