Desert Marigold School (DMS) operates under a 501(c)(3), Valley of the Sun Waldorf Education Association (VSWEA), Inc. The Board of VSWEA is the governing board for DMS.

The operational responsibility of the Board is delegated to the Executive Director. The Executive Director works directly with the Administration and the Leadership and Development Council (LDC) to oversee the school.

The Administration includes the Director of Students Support Services, the Enrollment and Student Records Manager, Front Office, and High School Admin Team. The Administration supports the school’s business operations. 

The LDC, comprised of faculty realm chairs, ensures that school education-related policies and curriculum align with the standards indicated in the school charter and the state board of education. The LDC also supports DMS by leading the Pedagogical development and supporting its faculty.

To see a simplified version of the school’s organizational structure or take a deeper dive into each leg of DMS’s leadership team, please browse the links below.