Phone: (520) 568-7110


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Mr. Carlos Alvarado

Dear Tiger Nation!

My name is Carlos Alvarado and I am the new principal at Desert Wind Middle School. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this excellent school and community.

I am an Arizona native and I have resided here all my life.  I graduated from Carl Hayden High School and Arizona State University.  I complete my Masters in Education through Norther Arizona University and I have been working in education since 1987.   I am a former Social Studies teacher and I enjoyed the privilege of coaching football, basketball, and baseball.  I have worked as a school administrator in Queen Creek, Mesa, and Tempe. 

I currently live in Maricopa with my wife Bernadette and three children.  As an invested member of this great community, it will be my goal to have Desert Wind present as a safe, orderly, and high achieving school that genuinely prepares every student for high school, higher education, and the reality of living life in the 21st Century. 

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as principal and I look forward to working with all of you in the near future.


Carlos Alvarado