Principal-7th Grade

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    Omar Tinoco



    Welcome back to SCORPION NATION! We know we are starting the year a bit different, but we are all very excited to get the school year started so we can start working together to keep each other safe and learning!
    Please follow our Facebook (Desert Springs Middle School) and Instagram (#DSMSScorpionPride) pages for up-to-date information as we start school.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate reaching out to any of us!


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-6th Grade

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    Sue Drummond

    Assitant Principal  

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year.  As you all know we are starting off a little unusual, but we are all excited to see what new opportunities this brings. I can not wait to see you all again and meet any new scorpions!!!  Please stay connected and reach out if you have any questions, comments or just want to chat. 

    Proud to be a Scorpion Everyday 


Assistant Principal-8th 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!!!