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Our Vision:

A diverse community coming together to lay the foundation for unrivaled growth and achievement.

A Mosaic of Minds...All in for All Kids!

Our Mission:

To foster an environment of academic excellence through innovative learning and build tomorrow’s socially responsible leaders.

We believe that our Preschool Programs in Glendale are taught by highly qualified staff who model developmentally appropriate practices and teaching strategies to enhance the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development of each student. We encourage home to school connections with our families by developing effective systems to achieve student success.

Our Core Values:

Integrity, Diversity, Unrivaled Achievement, Employee Excellence, Stewardship, Well-Being, Community, Equity


Preschool Collective Commitments:

  • We will collaborate, problem solve, presume positive intentions, and apply feedback to improve our professional practices with everyone who supports our students.
  • We will celebrate our accomplishments and provide positive feedback.
  • We will set short-term and long-term goals to continue to learn, grow, and improve as a team. 
  • We will learn and share new information about research-validated practices with the team.
  • We will be aware of our personal feelings but be conscientious to stay engaged while teaching.
  • We will hold one-another mutually accountable by having conversations with one another as appropriate regarding district policy and preschool processes.

Desert Garden Preschool

 7020 W Ocotillo Rd  

Glendale, AZ 85303


Christy Discello

Preschool Coordinator
Office: (623) 237-5403

John A. Hecht Jr.

Special Education Coordinator
Office: (623) 237-7249

Zuri Perez

Administrative Secretary
Office: (623) 237-5401

Verenise Aguayo

Office: (623) 237-5404

Sue Dunn

Records Specialist
Office: (623) 237-7145


Programs Offered