• Welcome to Desert Mountain High School

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    Principal:  Dr. Lisa Hirsch
    Assistant Principals:  John Andrews, Todd Wright, Kristen Tindall
    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 - 3:00pm
    School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm 
    Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
    Colors: Maroon and Gray
    Mascot: Wolf
    Year Opened: 1995

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Principal Dr. Lisa Hirsch

  • Principal Dr. Lisa HirschPhone: 480-484-7009
    Email: lisahirsch@susd.org

    Administrative Support Coordinator  
    Lisa Zaragoza 

    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.

    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

Assistant Principal Kristen Tindall

  • Kristen Tindall

    9th Grade 
    Phone: 480-484-7007
    Email: ktindall@susd.org  

    Administrative Assistant 

    Stella Moran 

    Bio coming soon!

Assistant Principal Todd Wright

  • 10th Grade
    Phone: 480-484-7005
    Email: twright@susd.org  

    Administrative Assistant 
    Stella Moran

    Bio coming soon!

Assistant Principal Stephen Cervantez

Assistant Principal John Andrews

  • John Andrews - 12th Grade Assistant Principal 12th grade
    Phone: 480-484-7018
    Email: jandrews@susd.org  

    Administrative Assistant
    Ben Paweski

    I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work at Desert Mountain as the Assistant Principal who oversees the Senior class. I have been an educator for over 20 years as a special education teacher, school counselor, and administrator. I love working with the seniors each year as they plan their next steps and ultimately graduate in May. I am also in charge of putting together the master schedule, and work closely with the counseling staff to make sure all students are supported and guided in their journey through High School. Additionally, if you come for a tour of DM, you will most likely have me as your tour guide. I really enjoy showing off our school so don’t hesitate to sign up for a tour. Go Wolves!