Welcome to Desert Canyon Elementary School

  • 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 visitor are not permitted.

 Principal Kimberly Mills

Phone: 480-484-1710


Degrees and Certifications:

Principal Kimberly Mills

Kimberly Mills is the principal of Desert Canyon Elementary School.

 Assistant Principal Colleen Costello

Phone: 480-484-1707


Degrees and Certifications:

Assistant Principal Colleen Costello

Colleen Costello is the assistant principal of Desert Canyon Elementary School.

  • DCES Mountain Lion Cubs

    Address: 10203 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road

    Phone: 480-484-1700

    Fax: 480-484-4602

    Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm

    Grades: 2(s) - 5th Grade

    Colors: Blue and Silver

    Mascot: Mountain Lion Cubs

    Year Opened: 1998

PTO Information

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Site Council

  • Members: 
    Kimberly Mills 
     Colleen Costello
     Brenda McLaughlin (Classified)
     Zack Sabol  (K-1)
     Ping Huang (2-3)
     Julie Busch  (4-5) 
     Shelley Allende     (Specials Area)
     Kristin Yearout  (4-5 parent)
     Kelly Brown (Parent at Large)
     Katie Hedderick  (K-1 parent)
     Michelle Fortino  (2-3 parent)
     Mary Wynot (Community Member)

    Meeting dates:   

    March 16
    April 20
    May 18


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    February 2021