Desert Mesa Elementary

2350 Avenue 7 1/2 East, Yuma, AZ 85365 |

P: (928) 502.8600 |

F: (928) 502.8675

Our Staff

We are glad to meet you! Our teachers are kind and dedicated. We want your young ones to succeed. We know that kids find wisdom and knowledge when they enjoy the topics we teach. Our teachers are devoted to shaping character and life skills. Our staff is also proud to say that we met the yearly progress expectations from the state—this means that none of your children are left behind.

Please meet our terrific staff members and teachers.

Office Staff

Mr. Richard Gerber
Principal
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Mrs. Wendy Kline
Secretary
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Mrs. Christina Rooks
Office Tech
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Mrs. Marina Gist
Office Tech
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Mr. Tom Neuman
Assistant Principal
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Mrs. Katie Clint
Counselor
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Ms. Monica Scudder
Reading Specialist
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Mrs. K. Sweeney
Nurse
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Teachers

Kindergarten

Ms. J. Bechard
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Mrs. J. Hernandez
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Ms. C. Roche
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Mrs. J. Torres
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Mr. C. Winn
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First Grade

Mrs. G. Behr
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Mrs. M. Giacolone
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Mrs. S. Hebebrand
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Mrs. V. Varela
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Second Grade

Mrs. T. Anderson
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Mrs. R. Corona
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Mrs. K. Barajas (Garner)
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Mrs. M. Wood

 

Third Grade

Mrs. K. Babb
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Ms. C. Burton
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Mrs. K. Reidel
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Mrs. S. Weber
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Fourth Grade

Mr. M. Cade
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Mr. J. Castillo
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Mr. P. Gonzalez
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Mrs. P. Uresti
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Fifth Grade

Ms. M. Armenta
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Mrs. V. Fraser
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Mr. K. Marceau
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Mrs. C. Marceau-Burch
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Mrs. L. Williams
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Pre-K

Mrs. K. Herrera
Migrant
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Jannett Montes
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Mrs. J. Ryckman
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Resource

Mrs. G. Garcia-Ortiz
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Mrs. M. Hendren
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Mrs. K. Hoffmeyer
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Mrs. S. Munoz-Mecham
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Specialists

Karen Gilliland
Librarian
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Mrs. A. Averett
Speech / Language Pathologist
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Kristen Maynard
Art
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Diana Tunell
P.E.
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Kayla Matheison
Music
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Mrs. L. Whitney
DHH
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Support Staff

Mrs. M. Beck
Speech / Language Assistant (Pre-K & MIMR K-2)
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Ms. A. Martinez
Speech / Language Assistant (K-5)
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Missy Locher
DHH Interpreter
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Meghan Kreger
DHH Interpreter

Shannon Koenig
DHH Interpreter
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Debbie Allen
ESS Para
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Kari Nelson
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Cynthia McClanahan
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Bethany Kiser
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Vanessa Casteneda
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Emily Connor
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Astrid Gastelum
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Jasmine Villareal
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Karen Torres
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Cynthia Yee
P.S. Para

Jaime Lackie
Title I Para
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Guadalupe Rangel
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Kristin Rodriguez
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Mrs. L. Eykamp
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Ana Aguirre
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Maryory Dowling
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Melita Zak-Kraft
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Elias Hurtado
Custodian

Mike Mesa
Custodian

Gabriela Van Fleet
Custodian

Fred Verdugo
Custodian

Joshua Kephart
Groundskeeper

Jan Knapp
Crossing Guard

Diane Beebe
Cafeteria Assistant

Irma Hernandez
Cafeteria Assistant

Nelly Nunez
Cafeteria Assistant

Elva Luna
Baker

Gabby Ruiz
Cafeteria Manager