Desert Mesa
Elementary School

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

Richard Gerber
Principal
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Jarrod Norris
Assistant Principal
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Christina Rooks
Secretary
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Katie Clint
Counselor
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Jasmin Franco
Migrant Advocate
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Yvette Avila-Guzman
Nurse
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Jasmine Hirales
Health Aide
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Erik Reyes
Office Technician
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Maci Sears
Office Technician
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Teachers

Kindergarten

Jeannine Bechard
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Stephanie Hebebrand
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Josefina Hernandez
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Jesusita Torres
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Christopher Winn
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First Grade

Glenna Behr
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Elethia Green
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Jennifer Stanley
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Addie Swope
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Veronica Varela
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Second Grade

Thamar Anderson
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Cori Burton
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Krystal Barajas (Garner)
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Kristal Hopkins
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Third Grade

Karen Babb
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Kore Reidel
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Laura Rodriguez
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Susan Weber
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Fourth Grade

Mackenzie Browning
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Jennifer Burrage
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Mario Cade
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Bethaney Edwards
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Fifth Grade

Margarita Armenta
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Amanda Brooks
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Souraya Robbins
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Monica Villarreal
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Lori Williams
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Preschool

Norma Aceves
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Karin Herrera
Migrant
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Brenda Ibarra
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Exceptional Student Services (ESS)

April Averett
Speech / Language Pathologist
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Mary Hendren
3-5 Specialized Program
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Kori Hoffmeyer
Resource
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Charlene Roche
Reading Specialist
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Minerva Whittaker
K-2 Specialized Program
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Special Areas

Danae Nieto-Freifeld
Music
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Kristen Maynard
Art
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Diana Brown
P.E.
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Fred Verdugo
Librarian
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Custodians

Jeff Anderson
Crossing Guard
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Maria Espinoza-Jaquez
Custodian
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Jorge Garfoil
Custodian
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Lisset Gomez
Custodian
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Matthew Tillery
Custodian
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Gabriela Van Fleet
Custodian
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Food Service

Diane Beebe
Cafeteria Assistant
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Gabby Gutierrez
Cafeteria Manager
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Irma Hernandez
Cafeteria Assistant
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Elva Luna
Baker
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Nelly Nunez
Cafeteria Assistant
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Paraprofessionals

Karla Yaris
ESS K-2
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Cynthia Yee
ESS K-2
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Debbie Allen
ESS 3-5
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Cynthia McClanahan
ESS 3-5
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Kari Nelson
ESS 3-5
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Kimberly Ahuactzin
Interventions
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Isabel Allen
Interventions
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Kailey Barnett
Interventions
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Wendy Frisch
Interventions
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Christy Penner
Interventions
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Ana Aguirre
Preschool
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Norma Banda
Preschool
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Annaid Brinkman
Preschool
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Irasema Lopez
Preschool
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Kimberly Stevens
Preschool
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Jasmine Villarreal
Preschool
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Melita Zak-Kraft
Preschool
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LaVohn Eykamp
Resource
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