Dr. Anne Kalesik, PrincipalE-mail: email@example.com
Elizabeth Ramirez, Assistant PrincipalE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born and raised in the Coachella Valley where I graduated from Indio High School and went on to attend CSUSB in San Bernardino. After completing my teaching credential and BA in Liberal Studies, I began teaching in the rural east valley community of Oasis. There I taught middle school for eight years and began completing my Masters in Educational Administration at CSUSB. I later became the Assistant Principal, then Principal of Oasis Elementary School, followed by a position as Principal at Bobby Duke Middle School. During my tenure I was honored by being named Teacher of the Year and also Principal of the Year. After working 18 years with K-8 in CVUSD I made the transition into High School where I am currently the Assistant Principal here at DHSHS. My duties include the overseeing of the Math Department, Counseling Department, Visual/Performing Arts Department, Master Schedule, Credit Recovery- APEX, Curriculum/Course approval, technology, Advanced Placement, and the Parent Center.As a career mother, I am blessed to have the ongoing support of my husband and 5 children who understand they also share their mom with 1,700 students during the school year. Through my 20+ years in education I can truly say I am lucky to have a job I love and the satisfaction that comes from knowing I am helping children become great adults.
Manuel Bayardo, Vice PrincipalE-mail:email@example.com
Art Sanchez, Vice PrincipalE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Watson, Vice PrincipalE-mail: email@example.com
I have been in the Palm Springs Unified School District for 23 years as a site administrator. I was Asst. Principal and Principal of Raymond Cree Middle School from 1998-2000. In 2000, I implemented and opened the Ramon Academy, and in 2003, I was made Principal of Alternative Education for Palm Springs Unified School District. In that position, I expanded alternative education in the district. In 2009, Mount San Jacinto and DHS Alternative Education were named California Continuation Sites of Excellence. This was following a six year WASC accreditation. In 2010, I was named Association of California School Administrators’ Educational Options Administrator for the State of California. I have also been administrator for the PSUSD Adult Education program. I taught for 5 years as an Adjunct Professor at Cal State San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus in the masters program for aspiring school administrators.
I have a husband who is a Captain with Cal-Fire and a daughter who is 15. She is active in high school soccer and golf. She plays guitar in a rock band called Desert Legacy.I am very proud to be Principal of Desert Hot Springs High School. The students and faculty have garnered much recognition for their hard work. We continue to improve test scores and build programs to suit a variety of diverse student needs. After having worked in all the cities in Palm Springs Unified School District and with students from grades K-Adult, I can honestly say the students here are the most polite I’ve had the pleasure to work with. The staff is committed to making DHSHS the best it can be. Together, we can insure that all students are receiving the academic rigor they deserve while paying attention to individual needs and services.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, by parents who always stressed the importance of getting a good education. I graduated from Lynwood High School in 1993. After high school I attended Long Beach City College where I earned an Associate of Art Degree in Liberal Arts and became a certified Emergency Medical Technician. I transferred to SDSU where I was pre-med, then attended LBSU, CSULA and Cal State University Dominguez Hills where I graduated with a B.S in Biology, and a minor in Geography. As an undergraduate student I worked as an instructional assistant at two middle schools in Long Beach Unified School District and I really enjoyed working with students, which is why I changed from pre-med and decided to go into education. I was the first member of my family to attend and graduate college.
I continued my education at CSUDH where I also earned my teaching credential and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction.
While working on my credential, I began to teach at the J.R.High School that I attended as a kid.
In the time 12 years I have been in education I have taught middle school Life Science, Physical Science, Math, High School Biology, and Algebra.
In 2004 my wife and I purchased a home in the San Gorgonian Pass/Cherry Valley area, where we currently are raising our three children. When we moved, I began to teach at Badger Springs Middle School in Moreno Valley Unified School District. While I was a teacher there I decided to purse my interest in school administration and enrolled at CSUSB. I received my second M.A degree in Educational Administration.
In 2008 I applied and was hired as an Assistant Principal at James Workman Middle School where I worked for 4 years. When the opportunity presented itself at the end of the 2011-12 school year to apply for the Vice Principal position at DHSHS I did, and was hired.
I am excited to be a part of this educational community. I look forward to working with the students, parents, and staff of DHSHS.
I was born and raised in Indio, California. My parents still live in my childhood home. I graduated from Indio High School in 1989. I was a three sport athlete. I wrestled, played football, and baseball. I give my Mom and Dad all the credit for pushing me to attend college. I would like to thank them for thinking more of me than I thought of myself.
After high school I wrestled and was an All American at Cerritos Junior College. I also played on the Southern California Bowl Championship Team at College of the Desert. I received my Associated Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. I continued my education at California State University of San Bernardino and received my Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics. I worked in the financial field for two years after college as an investment advisor. I became a teacher by chance, and fell in love with the positive interaction.
I taught many different subjects, but settled in Math. In addition I coached several sports including football, baseball, track, and wrestling. I was the Desert Valley League Coach of the year 2001, 2002, and 2003. I completed my Masters in Educational Administration, and have been an Administrator in Palm Springs Unified School District of the past six years. I am excited about working with the students at Desert Hot Springs High School. My duties as Vice Principal include Athletics, Activities, DELAC & ELAC, CELDT Testing, Facilities, and Disaster Preparedness Plan.
I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I came to California at age 13
and graduated from Arlington High School in Riverside CA. I played volleyball,
basketball and track in high school and basketball in college.
After high school, I attended Victor Valley Community College and received an Associate Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. I continued my education at California State University, San Bernardino. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and two Masters Degree in Special Education and Educational Administration.