Staff Directory


Mark Jiles, MA Ed.

President of Desert Heights Charter Schools

Ciara Loadholt, MA Ed.

Dean of Students
Preschool Principal

Office Staff

Gloria
Aparicio

Health Assistant

Darlene
Darney

Food Service Director

Debbie
Hamza

Office Manager
Transportation Coordinator

Nancy
Parra

Human Resources/
Accounting

Alexis
Santos

Registrar

     Samantha
Varga

    Office
Assistant

Kindergarten Staff

Amy
Flores

Teacher

Micaela
Fuller

Teacher

Gwen
Keller

Teacher

Emily
Budewitz

Teacher

First Grade Staff

Alyssa
Carey

Teacher

Lindsey
Hightower

Teacher

Stefanie
Pignatari

Teacher

Kathy
Reynolds

Teacher

Ashley
Simonds

Paraprofessional

Second Grade Staff

Melissa
Borgstedt

Teacher

Samantha
Dawkins

Teacher

Juliette
Stafford

Teacher

Third Grade Staff

Shannon
Baxter

Teacher

Sarah
Davis

Teacher

Regina
Smith

Teacher

Fourth Grade Staff

Elliot
Cohn

Teacher

Maritza
Delgado

Teacher

Amy
Ross

Teacher

Specialty Team

David
Blackburn

Physical Education

Linda
Boyd

Art Teacher

Demetria
Martin

Music

Helen
Nolan

Library

Phoebe
Mortensen

Art/Technology Teacher

Exceptional/Supplemental Student Services

Carol
Crawford

Math Specialist

Beth
Gue

Federal Programs Director/
Speech and Language Pathologist

Liane
Kilmain

Special Education Teacher

Sue
Otto

Reading Specialist

Ashley
Zimbelman

Title 1 Reading Assistant

Andrea
Satchfield

Paraprofessional

Lauri
Demetres

Accelerated Learning  Program Director
ELL Coordinator

Nicole
Lewis

Special Education Coordinator

Rachel
Blome

Paraprofessional

Brynn
Woodworth

Special
Education
Teacher

IT/Maintenance/Transportation

Angelina
Jacobs

Bus Driver

Carlos
Garcia

Maintenance

Jay
Jiles

Transportation
Maintenance

John
Loadholt

Maintenance

Edward
Oracz

Bus Driver

Shaun
Toomey

Network/Systems
Administrator