Welcome to Desert Mountain High School
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
Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm
Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
Colors: Maroon and Gray
Year Opened: 1995
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Principal Dr. Lisa Hirsch
Administrative Support Coordinator
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 John Andrews
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!