Desert Shadows Elementary School Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Desert Shadows Elementary School! It is such an honor to be the principal of this "A+ School of Excellence™," as awarded by the Arizona Educational Foundation. At Desert Shadows, our vision is for students to obtain higher-level, innovative, and career ready skills through an integrated curricular approach. This is accomplished within a positive and safe school community. 


Desert Shadows is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) focused school, as well as an Arizona "Gold" Award winner for our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework that we provide. In partnership with the school community, we provide students higher level and collaborative instruction through a variety of project-based lessons and organize a wide range of assemblies, family nights, after-school programming, and field trips that support our STEAM initiative. In addition, Desert Shadows is the only school in Arizona that offers a signature program in Suzuki Violin. The opportunities for students' success are endless!

As principal, you have my commitment to a continuous focus on student achievement and a safe and positive learning environment for all children.


Chad Caudle