Ms. Anah Sison is the Lead Teacher for Classroom 8.
Violinist Ayisha Moss received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance at Arizona State University.
Mr. Carlos Encinas teaches Science and Design classes for MYHS.
Ms. Cathy Mowbray teaches Spanish to the Elementary and MYHS programs.
Ms. Christine Helm is a Lead Teacher for Upper Elementary and hails from the sunny islands of the Philippines.
Crystal Lindquist is part of our Life Skills team at Desert Garden.
Ms. Denise Henry has been with Desert Garden Montessori since 2011.
Dr. G. Kerr Whitfield teaches MYHS science at Desert Garden.
Dr. Jagdish P. Dave’, Ph.D., Psy.D. has had a rich educational, experiential and professional background in Eastern and Western cultures.
Dr. Joe Millea teaches music and band to the elementary and MYHS students at Desert Garden.
Ms. Elizabeth Bruner has been in the field of education for 17 years with the past 16 years in an Upper Elementary Montessori
Eric Caballes is the gardening and sustainability teacher/coordinator at Desert Garden and has worked at the school for 10 years.
Mr. Freddy Cante has had a love for the creative arts from an early age, whether it be design, photography or filmmaking.
Mr. Garry John attended Imperial College in London where he majored in Chemistry and Mathematics.
Mr. Gautham Bala is part of the Life Skills Team at Desert Garden.
Ms. Hillary Stewart is the Lead Teacher for Classroom 5.
Ms. Janelle Medders is the Lead Teacher of Classroom 3.
Ms. Jill Carson is Montessori certified in Primary 3–6 and Lower Elementary 6-9.
Mr. Justin Walters is an Arizona State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Health.
Ms. Karen Snyder is a Co-Lead Teacher for Upper Elementary and is from New Jersey.
Ms. Katie Booth is the Lead Teacher in Classroom 1.
Ms. Kinnari Pandya has been the Lead Teacher for the Infant Program since 2007.
Ms. Linda Christensen is the Reading Support Specialist on the Life Skills Team at Desert Garden.
Ms. Linda Mercier started with Desert Garden in 1999.
Ms. Maria Gamez is the Lead Teacher for Classroom 6 and is originally from Mexico.
Ms. Peggy Shupp is starting her 27th year of teaching, her 19th at Desert Garden Montessori.
Ms. Ronda Jameel has 20+ years in the fitness and wellness industry.
Since 2004, Ms. Rosemary has been working here at DGM with 6-9 year olds.
Sukanya Chandra-Sharma, D.O. (Suki) is an Adjunct Teacher of Science in MYHS at Desert Garden.
Ms. Tessa Musel is beginning her 5th year as primary Lead Teacher in classroom 2.
Valerie Wessel began working at Desert Garden Montessori in 2013.