Welcome to DMHS

  • Parents who are scheduled to volunteer on campus are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, and wear a visitor sticker any time they are on campus. Other adult visitors must make arrangements with the front office to visit our campus. Student visitors are not permitted.

Our Principal

Phone: 480-484-7009


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Tufts University, Economics and English MA Columbia Teachers’ College, Social Studies Ed.D. Northern Arizona University, Curriculum and Instruction with Distinction

Dr. Lisa Hirsch

Administrative Support Coordinator |Lisa Zaragoza | 480-484-7009

I know that in order to be an effective educator I need to be a life-long learner. Throughout all of my years in education I have been a collaborator working with others on launching two high schools, one in the Bronx, and one in Sedona. Both emphasized integrated curriculum, and performance based assessments. From there I was a district curriculum director, and following that a k-8 principal for a decade combined. I promote a tone of decency at school, and I enjoy carrying out our collective vision of our students working to their highest potential as individuals and within groups, on the field, in the classroom, on the stage, in the studio and even at lunch! I enjoy hiking, museums, cooking and my family.


Phone: 480-484-7004


Degrees and Certifications:

9th Grade Assistant Principal & 504 Rebecca Cate

Administrative Support Assistant |Kim Ritivoy | 480-484-7004

Phone: 480-484-7004


Degrees and Certifications:

10th Grade Assistant Principal Amy Hardy

Administrative Support Assistant | Kim Ritivoy | 480-484-7004

Phone: 480-484-7006


Degrees and Certifications:

11th Grade Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Stephen Cervantez

Administrative Support Assistant |Richard Norris | 480-484-7006

Phone: 480-484-7017


Degrees and Certifications:

12th Grade Assistant Principal John Andrews

Administrative Support Assistant | Ben Paweski | 480-484-7017

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    Principal:  Lisa Hirsch
    Assistant Principals:  John Andrews, Rebecca Cate, Amy Hardy
    Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Stephen Cervantez
    Address: 12575 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
    Phone: 480-484-7000
    Fax: 480-484-7001
    Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm 
    Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
    Colors: Maroon and Gray
    Mascot: Wolf
    Year Opened: 1995

PTO Information

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Site Council

  •  Site Council  Meeting Dates for 2020-21

    (from 2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.) virtual meeting 
    October 15- Agenda   Minutes 

    March 17-  Agenda    Minutes

    2020-21 Site Council Members
    Lisa Hirsch - Principal/Chair 

    Ben Paweski - Classified Rep 

    Becky Antioco  -  Parent    

    John Andrews -  Administrator   

    Julie Koenig  -  Teacher    

    Kevin Sheh  -  Teacher

    James Smith  -  Community Member  

    Betty Schroeder -  Teacher    

    Diane Triester  -  Parent

    Arnie Zucker- PTO

    Ashly Outtrim- STUGO/Student