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Dear Parents/Guardians:                                                                      

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce myself, Tamy Durham, as the newly appointed principal of Desert View Middle School. It is truly an honor to serve a school community with engaged, positive and supportive students, staff and families.  I fully believe that a great education is the result of schools and families working together for the common purpose of seeing our children succeed.

I am a born Yuman and a proud Yuma High Criminal! I earned a Bachelors in Education through NAU and a Masters in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. I have taught in the Yuma Community for over twenty years and have nine years experience as a school administrator and educational leader. My two boys, now 24 and 21, have attended Yuma schools and have become thriving, successful young men that I am quite proud of.  Through the past two years as the Assistant Principal at Desert View Academy, I have witnessed first hand the impact character education has on a child. Mrs. Hackmann will be returning to DVMS as Assistant Principal!  Together, we plan to build on the amazing things already happening at DVMS, while also prioritizing integrity, grit and character education through the crucial pre adolescent years. 

We will continue to educate our students with knowledge, empower our students with character and equip them for life.  In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.”  Please feel free to contact me if there is any way I can support you, or to just say hello! I look forward to working together with you and the amazing staff at DVMS!              

Tamy Durham

Desert View Middle School Principal


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             2. Link the school 
             3. Add classes using the class codes below
DVMS Announcements
Code: dvdragons
Ms. Sevanna - STEM 
6th grade: stem6dvms  
7th grade: stem7dvms 
8th grade: stem8dvms
Ms. Curiel - Social Studies    
6th grade: 6thgfef33
7th grade: 7aekde72
8th grade: 8thgold3   
Ms. Rankin - Resource
Code: cab933

Mr. Warren - P.E                                     
6th grade: warrenDVM6                         
7th grade: warrenDVM7                         
8th grade: warrenDVM8
Ms. Moran - Social Studies                   
6th grade: moran6th                                      
7th grade: moran7th                                                 8th grade: moran8th 
Soccer Team
Code: @soccerdvms
Ms. Pennington - ELA
6th grade: ba4k38
7th grade: 376dde2
Homeroom: d9c2286
Mrs. Stogner - ELA 
7th grade: elastog7
8th grade: elastog8
Homeroom: hrstog6b
Ms. Bolsen - Science 
6.1 1st pd: dvms-sci6a
6.2 3rd pd: dvms-sci6b 
6.3 4th pd: dvms-sci6c 
7th grade: dvms-sci7a 
Ms. Gresser - Science
7th grade: d8defa
8th grade: d8defa
Homeroom: dkk33c
7th grade: dvms-sci7a                            
Ms. Zarate - Math
6th grade: zarates6                                 
7th grade: zarate7m
Homeroom: zarate7h
Mr. De Jesus - Math
7th grade: 72and73
8th grade: dejesus8th
Homeroom: dejesus7a