Robert Akhbari Is New DCMS Principal
June 27, 2019
Dear Desert Canyon Middle School Parents and Guardians,
I am pleased to inform you that your school’s principal for the 2019-2020 school year is Mr. Robert Akhbari, who, for the past six years, has served as the assistant principal of one of Scottsdale Unified School District’s excelling K-8 schools, Cheyenne Traditional School. He succeeds Mr. Dale Link, who retired at the end of the just-completed school year.
Before his assignment at Cheyenne, Mr. Akhbari was an assistant principal at Saguaro High School from 2006 – 2010 and, from 2010 – 2013, was assistant principal at Kiva Elementary School.
In those positions, as well as in his work at Cheyenne, Mr. Akhbari’s responsibilities have included all manner of student services, from attendance, testing, discipline, mediation, emergency response planning to gifted programs, special needs, language acquisition, intervention planning and student club activities. He is well versed in the management of every aspect of a school’s day-to-day life, as well as in anticipating and preparing for its future.
Mr. Akhbari has been an esteemed leader at the SUSD campuses at which he has served and, with your support, will meet with that same success as the new principal of Desert Canyon Middle School. I know he looks forward to meeting you and to leading the students, staff and Mountain Lion community.
John Kriekard, Ed.D.