Danielle Else, Dean of Students, Desert Shadows Middle School

Born and raised in a coastal suburb of California, I moved to Arizona over a decade ago with my husband and two daughters. Moving to Arizona was a big change! We spend a good deal of time exploring this beautiful state and feel there is a great deal to discover. 

I obtained a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctorate from the University of Southern California. My career in K-12 education began in 1996 in California where I worked as both a teacher and an administrator at the site and district levels. Since then I have been involved in many programs in both California and Arizona. I am proud to be an educator working to support and guide students through their middle school years.

I am excited to be a part of the teams supporting students at both Desert Shadows Middle School and Explorer Middle School. As Dean of Students, I look forward to working together to support all students in meeting our district vision where “students will be the leaders of tomorrow with the skills, knowledge and confidence to realize their dreams in an ever-changing world.”

Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time! Due to my alternating schedule, it is best to contact me via email at delse@pvschools.net


Thank you,

Danielle Else