Mission Statement:

The parents, teachers and entire school community work together to promote an enriched learning environment at Desert Trails. We promote a closer relationship between home and school so that parents, guardians and teachers may cooperate and participate in the education of the students. Fundraising activities and other events support our students, teachers and the total learning environment at Desert Trails.



Our PTO is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school. Those listed below have volunteered to provide leadership this year. 

Jen Kindle



Marissa Kaplan

VP of Fundraising


Lindsay Kovner


Annie Robinson


VP of Membership

Michelle Abrams


Elyse Horvath


VP of Communications

Kelly Maliniak 

VP of Programs


Cabrina Kennedy


VP of Special Events

Position Available





Erica Cooper





Ms. Davis

Ms. Leckie
Teacher Reps


Please contact the DTES PTO if you are interested in chairing a Committee or becoming a committee member.  To email a Committee Chairperson, please click on the position title. 




Music Presenting Premier Sponsor


North Valley Ortho


PE Presenting Premier Sponsor


Desert Ridge Family Physicians


Art Masterpiece Presenting

Premier Sponsor


Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry


STEM Presenting Premier Sponsor




Take Home Folder Sponsors


Budd Orthodontics


BuyAZRe Tru Realty 



NOVA Home Loans



Desert Ridge Family Physicians






Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming a DTES partner. As an active and vital part of DTES, the PTO organizes and funds many of our family centered programs and activities for our 600 students and their families.

For your review, we have listed the available sponsorship opportunities. Most programs and events cannot succeed without the generosity of our partners. In return for your valuable support, you and/or your business will receive recognition and exposure. Please review each sponsorship for specific details. Prices and terms are subject to negotiation as we would be happy to customize a package that meets the goals of your organization!

For more information, please contact:  

Marissa Kaplan, VP of Fundraising