Skip to Main Content
Inspire every student to care, think, achieve, and learn.

Meet the Principal

a message from our principal

Desert Mountain Elementary Families,

I am honored to serve Desert Mountain Elementary, the best school in the state! Our teachers and staff are dedicated to making learning a fun and enjoyable experience. If you visit our campus, it will not take you long to realize why everyone loves this school. We have an unbelievable community filled with incredible people! Group our community with the unparalleled staff at DME and you get the perfect school!

I would like to invite you to contact me any time. My direct line is (480) 987.5901, or you can reach me by e-mail. I have an open-door policy, and will always make time to talk to you. Please know I am always here for you and your children.

I am also a Desert Mountain Elementary parent. I have a daughter who will be in fifth grade. I mention this because before I was chosen to serve as principal, I chose Desert Mountain Elementary for my daughter. I truly believe that Desert Mountain Elementary is the best school in the state!

Thank you again for allowing me to serve you and your family!


James Richardson

James Richardson

Desert Mountain Elementary
22301 South Hawes Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 987.5912
Fax: (480) 987.5914
Inspire every student to care, think, achieve and learn!