Principal-6th Grade

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    Omar Tinoco


    I am very excited to be announced as your new Principal for this upcoming school year!  I am coming to you from Bubbling Wells where I was the Principal there for 3 years and previously at James Workman Middle School as an Assistant Principal for 4 years before that.   

    I love being visible and look forward to meeting all of you at some point the first couple months of school.  I have an open door policy so feel free to stop by my office and introduce yourself.   

    We have been working hard in the office to make some changes for this next year that I think our staff and students will love!


Dean of Students

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     Maria Oregel

    Dean of Students

    Hi my name is Maria Oregel. I’m the Dean of Student Services at DSMS. This year is my 20th year in education. My experience includes working as a Special Education teacher, Counselor on Special Assignment, and Counselor from high school to elementary level. I have three children and two dog’s. My favorite flowers aré hydrangeas and roses. I enjoy hiking and stargazing.

     I have a passion for education and believe in building a strong academic and social-emotional educational environment for my students.  I foster a growth mindset and strive to build positive relationships.

Assistant Principal-8th Grade

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    Sue Drummond

    Assitant Principal  

    I am excited to be the newest addition to the admin team here at DSMS

    Prior to being an assistant principal I taught both middle school and high school here.

    I also have spent several years as a district TOSA, facilitating professional development opportunities and coaching staff members. 

    I became part of Palm Springs Unified School District in 2006

Assistant Principal-7th Grade

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    Alex Kirk

    Assitant Principal

    I have been in education 17 years, 11 of which I worked in High School and so have a good understanding of where our students are heading and what they need to be successful.  I am very proud to have worked the last 5 years at Desert Springs and am very excited to be a part of the new team helping move the school to greater achievements.  This is a great community with awesome kids who deserve the best – Go Scorpion Nation!!!