One of the most valuable assets of Shepherd of the Desert is our teaching staff.  Our staff is comprised of caring, qualified, Christian educators.  Parents often comment that our teachers are what impress them most about our school.  Each of them is dedicated to providing an outstanding education, establishing positive relationships, and serving as role models for students and their families.  Our staff is a blessing to our school.

Shepherd of the Desert strives to provide our teachers with professional development opportunities.  We attend the annual Pacific Southwest District Lutheran Educators’ Conference, the annual Arizona Lutheran Educators’ Conference, and other training opportunities as they are offered.  Our goal is to improve our instructional strategies and educational practices in order to best serve our students and their families.

Leadership and Support Team

Preschool Director,   Debbie Osman

Preschool Director,  Debbie Osman

Preschool Office Manager,  Monica Weller

Preschool Office Manager, Monica Weller


Our leadership team, works closely with our school board to ensure that we are consistently providing quality service to our community.  Here is a list of our school board members and short biographies.