Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Aidan Balt
I am proud to lead the Desert Wind Middle School community. I am a National Board Certified teacher in Young Adult and Adolescent English Language Arts and I am a Fulbright Teacher for Global Classrooms Fellow.
I am passionate about high quality instruction in all classrooms for all kids. I believe that we can accomplish anything we set our collective minds to, regardless of barriers, as long as we are creative, consistent, and compassionate. In my experience, education is a team effort. The community as a whole must be committed to creative, consistent, and compassionate educational opportunities for our youth. Brené Brown, an expert in leading schools, systems, and teams, puts it this way: “We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” I am looking forward to partnering with you as we move DWMS forward, together.
Your involvement as a member of the Tiger Team is crucial to our success. No matter the role you play in the life of a student—parent, foster parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling—what you do every day to provide a supportive environment in which they live and learn creates the foundation of who they will become. I am hopeful that together we can ensure that their educational foundation sets them up for success while in middle school, high school, and beyond.
You can help us achieve success by reminding your student that at DWMS, we will always keep the Tiger Trio—respectful, responsible, and safe—at the front of all we do, and I would encourage you to use the Tiger Trio at home, too.
Desert Wind Middle School Principal