Raquel ScottDear Desert Springs Preparatory Families,

Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year.  We are looking forward to another AMAZING school year! I hope you have had a wonderful summer and that your children are ready to return for another year of rigorous learning and growing! If you are new to Desert Springs Preparatory, welcome to the most positive and supportive school and community in the state! You will find that we have the most highly qualified and caring teachers, as well as an extremely active and involved PTA and community! Please do not hesitate to see me any time you have questions, comments, compliments, or concerns! My goal is to support the success of your child during their Desert Springs Preparatory career, and this year is stacking up to be the best year yet!

The DSPES staff and I will be continuing to expand our implementation of collaborative and engaging classroom projects in our classrooms.  We will continue to implement our SOAR program with an emphasis on being Safe, Organized, Accountable, and Respectful. We will also be focusing on kindness towards one another.  I am currently working on creating more community partnerships that can support our school with after-school programs, an outdoor classroom, new library furniture and more. Finally, this summer our campus received new carpet and fresh paint. I can’t wait for you to see it!

Please welcome these new DSPES staff members:

  • 2nd Grade: Molly Miller
  • 2nd Grade: Jolene Feist
  • Learning Resource: Dawn Ann Minoza
  • 5th Grade (2nd Semester): Denise Nofi
  • Instructional Coach: Leah Jenks
  • Speech Therapist: Annie Land
  • Speech Therapist: Brie Rondeau
  • Para-Professional: Stephanie Buehler
  • Para-Professional: Mariyana Sabeva
  • Para-Professional: Andrea Ciotola
  • Lunch Aide: Cindy Coffer
  • Lunch Aide: Marian Niemann
  • Lunch Aide: Misty Atherton

My door is always open to comments, questions, and suggestions to best serve your child(ren).  Let’s make this an incredible school year!


Raquel Solano