Coaches, Administration, and Support

  • Principal - Todd Reed, Ed.D.     Ext. 1401

    Welcome to all Students, Parents, and Guardians. It is my pleasure to aid our students on a path that will ensure future successes for all that graduate from a Desert Learning Academy program. Our staff and Teacher/ Mentors are redefining education in the 21st century to support you the individual student. We work to build a new relationship with our path to success and provide you a road to learning that will ensure your success should you take the challenge to embrace it. Students will learn the skills here that lay the foundation of college work and career know-how. So it is with pleasure that we the entire staff welcome students to this new experience with learning.   

  • Joaquin Galeano Clinical Psychologist - Joaquin Galeano, PsyD     Ext. 2304

    Dr. Joaquin Galeano is from Anserma, Colombia, S.A., in the heart of the Andean coffee region. He grew up in an economically challenged setting and was fortunate that education was encouraged within his extended family system. Giving back to the community and helping others, were other key values instilled during his youth.   Joaquin’s undergraduate studies were completed in Colombia, where he obtained a BA in Education.  Pursuing further studies, and career opportunities, brought him to the US in the early 1990s, and he completed his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. 
    Joaquin’s work experience entails a diverse range of settings, such as Ramsey County Mental Health Center, St. Paul, MN, Abbot Northwestern Hospital Pain Rehabilitation Center, Minneapolis, MN and Pacific Clinics Comprehensive Adult/Latino Youth Programs in Santa Fe Springs, CA.  He has worked with the homeless population in the Los Angeles region and focused on treating persistent mentally challenged individuals that were exiting hospitals and prison settings (Twin Towers-LA). In 2008, Joaquin became the supervisor for Riverside County San Jacinto Children’s Clinic, San Jacinto, CA, and remained with Riverside County in their youth Offender program (YO) program at Juvenile Hall, Indio CA.   In 2012, Dr. Galeano became part of the mental health programs at PSUSD where he currently provides services to children and families in three schools: Desert Learning Academy, Mt. San Jacinto High School, and Palm Springs High School.  

  • Maria De La Fuente Paraeducator - Maria De La Fuente     Ext. 2515

    Ms. Maria was born and raised in Spain. She has worked at this Roman and now Desert Learning Academy for twelve years. Her favorite parts about working here are the students, the staff, and the online program. She has two daughters. Sophia is 28 years old and Sarah is 22 years old. They both graduated from DHSHS, and they both received scholarships to four-year universities. Ms. Maria is very grateful for the public educational system in this country and wishes to give back by promoting a love of learning!

  •  Paraeducator - Chris Nayoti Munoz   Ext. 2515


  •  Security Officer Security Officer - Jack Manion     Ext. 1402

    Jack Manion graduated from "The Culinary Institute Of America" with an Advanced Chef’s Degree. He served for many years in the Hotel Hospitality Industry with Hilton, Sheraton, & Hotel Enterprises Inc. Jack Manion retired 25 years ago and started working for PSUSD in 2001.

  • Secretary - Mariana Anguiano Ext. 1401
    Mariano was born in Aguascalientes Mexico and has lived in California since she was 2. She has worked with the District for 3 years now and loves her job at Desert Learning Academy. It brings her joy to be the support of not only our staff but also our students and parents. She is happily married with 3 children. Her favorite pastime is watching a baseball game and spending time with friends and family.
  • Plant Management Plant Management - Edwardo Teran     Ext. 1401

    Edwardo Teran is the school custodian at Desert Learning Academy.  He has worked for PSUSD for ten years.  Edwardo Teran was born in Mexicali.  He is married with three children.  His youngest daughter is a senior at Cathedral City High School and the president of the Associated Student Body.  Edwardo and his wife enjoy getting out of town and traveling.  Edwardo loves his job at Desert Learning Academy.