Welcome Families and Friends!!
Desert Star Academy teachers and staff are very excited to kick-off this 2021-22 school year with a bang. We all have been working hard this summer to plan the up-coming school year with all the activities and traditions that we have loved for the past years. This is our 8th year of celebrating scholar achievement from our Preschoolers to our 8th graders.
Our focus will be to continue with our great academic and filling in learning gaps created from Covid-19 with in and out of the classroom tutoring with newly hired staff to support the scholars. We are looking forward to hosting activities that will welcome our families to engage with our scholars and staff outside of the traditional school day.
In additional to our fantastic returning staff, we have a few new faces and some of our teachers have changed grades!! We have hired a group of (teachers in training) to serve as aides in the classrooms while they attend school and finish their teaching degrees. This outstanding group will be getting hands-on experience in the classroom with veteran teachers. We have also hired a full-time PE teacher so that our scholars will have more activity in their school day. There are also a few faces in the middle school! We have a Dean of Scholars/Marketing Director. Ms. Barton has re-created our website to better serve you with all our shout outs, activities and events.
Over in the preschool, we are super excited to have a full make-over, both inside the classrooms and on staff as we welcome Mrs. Alyssa McKown as our lead teacher and director. Alyssa is currently finishing her degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working all summer planning great lessons and activities for our little scholars. Spread the word as we have a few spots left for scholars aged 2 to 5 years old.
You can also look forward to a few new policies that will benefit and enhance the learning environment here at Desert Star Academy. We look forward to seeing or meeting you all!
Here’s to an exciting and fun-filled school year.
Margie Montgomery, M.Ed.
Director, Desert Star Academy