My name is Stephanie Cortez and I am one of the Pre-Kindergarten teachers at Desert Heights Preschool. This is my second year at DHP as a lead teacher for Pre-K. Last year was a complete success and I am so excited for this year. I have had experience with students of this age for 4 years. I started at the Child Orientated Occupational Program (COOP) at my high school. This introduced me to the preschool setting and I fell in love and knew it was what I wanted to do! After graduating in 2012, I worked at Kinder Care and Valley Child Care, where I grew as a classroom teacher. Working at DHP this past year has benefited me immensely in my career and I’m thrilled to continue to improve this year!