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Meet the Teachers & Staff

Highly Qualified Faculty and Staff - Dedicated to Students

One of our goals here at Desert Mountain Elementary is to keep the lines of communication open between home and school. Working together with parents is a great service we can provide to our students. We hope if you have a problem, question, or concern, you don’t hesitate to contact us. You are welcome to send our teachers an e-mail or leave a message for them in the front office. We will make sure each teacher gets any messages as soon as possible, and he or she will return your call at his or her first opportunity.

administration

James "Jim" Richardson
Principal
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Cindy Randal
Administrative Assistant
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Vicki Conley
Attendance/Registrar
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Cynthia Dasso
Office/ELL
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Teachers

Heather Hilland
Kindergarten
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Carrie Lalama
Kindergarten
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Rebecca Sanders
Kindergarten
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Kim Sangalis
Kindergarten
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Katti Johnson
First Grade
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Jennifer Merkel
First Grade
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Michele Olson
First Grade
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Connie (Ojeda) Verduzco
First Grade
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Pam Watkins
First Grade
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Kristen Dawson
Second Grade
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Hayden Hansen
Second Grade
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Seneca Johnson
Second Grade
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Darlene Meza
Second Grade
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Deborah Viramontes
Second Grade
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Kristen Barber
Third Grade
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Jaime Hunt
Third Grade
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Rachelle Spletstoser
Third Grade
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Jason VanWormer
Third Grade
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Tiffany Cooney
Fourth Grade
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Lisa Lowery
Fourth Grade
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Carla Quintero
Fourth Grade
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Maria Swane
Fourth Grade
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Amanda Franck
Fifth Grade
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Ashley Johnson
Fifth Grade
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Janice Skalsky
Fifth Grade
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Christine Sullivan
Fifth Grade
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Cindy Thompson
Fifth Grade
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Paul Buday
Physical Education
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Lara Krogmann
Physical Education
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Emily Asay
Orchestra
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Richard Greer
Music
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Steve Kirchoff
Band
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Cambria Quinn
Music
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Seth Kaesler
ELP
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Heidi Phelps
Resource
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Jessica Riebolt
Reading Specialist
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Dene Buxton
Speech
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Jackie Troglia
Data Specialist
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Support Staff

Kim Villella
Library
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Carrie Ford
Reading Aide
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Monica Lee
Reading Aide
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Allen Barger
Site Custodian
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Teresa Banhart
Playground Aide
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Michelle Burton
Playground Aide
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Regina Farrell
Playground Aide
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Terry Fetner
Nurse
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Corie Incorvaia
Counselor
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Desert Mountain Elementary
22301 South Hawes Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 987.5912
Fax: (480) 987.5914
One Team Achieving Excellence