Governing Board


Desert Heights Charter Schools encourages the collaboration of administration, staff and parents in the education of those students attending our schools.

~ Incorporated March 1st, 2003
~ Is a 501(C)3 Status (Non-Profit Corporation)
~ Is registered with the ADE as a public charter school.

Click the link for additional information regarding the Desert Heights Charter Schools proposed budget.

Governing Board Members

The Governing Board meets each month typically on the third Tuesday and the meeting agendas will be posted below 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time. The current board members include:

Manuel Robles
Chairman of the Board

Manuel Robles and his family have been proud members of our school community since 2002.  Appointed to the Desert Heights Charter Schools board on March of 2004, Manuel currently serves as the Chairman of the Board, previously served as Secretary (2011-2014), and volunteers on the Desert Heights Charter School Marketing Committee.  He is currently employed as an independent consultant in the hospitality industry helping hotel owners with marketing, budgeting, finance, and general overall business operations.  Manuel and his wife, Michelle, are proud parents of two children; a current student at Desert Heights Preparatory Academy and a graduate from the class of 2014.

Sherrie Blanton
Board Member

Sherrie Blanton has been a part of the Desert Heights Charter Schools community since 2010. With 2 children attending Desert Heights Preparatory Academy, one graduated with the class of 2016 and one will be a Junior for the 2016-2017 school year. Sherrie has worked in the Financial Institution industry for 19 years, currently working at Credit Union West as a Lead employee, and has her National IRA Certification. Some of her accomplishments include leading and contributing to multiple projects which all improved either products or new software, enhancing the quality of life for staff and members. She is also going to school for Business Management and Organizational Leadership. Sherrie believes it is important to share a smile…you never know who needs one.

Peggy Martin
Board Member

Darna Davis
Board Member

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

The Governing Board meets each month typically on the third Tuesday and the meeting agendas will be posted 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time.
Meeting DateTimeLocationRoom NumberAgendaAgenda Post Date/TimeMinutes
Below are the archived board meeting agendas and minutes from the 2016-2017 school year.
Meeting DateTimeLocationRoom NumberAgendaAgenda Post Date/TimeMinutes
April 18, 20175:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaPosted April 17, 2017 at 3:47PM.Minutes
March 28, 20175:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaPosted March 27, 2017 at 3:45PM.Minutes
March 7, 20175:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaPosted March 6, 2017 at 2:45PM.Minutes
February 28, 20175:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaPosted February 27, 2017 at 1:17PM.Minutes
November 15, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaPosted November 14, 2016 at 12:51PM.Minutes
October 25, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
October 18, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
September 20, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
September 6, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
August 23, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
July 19, 20164:30 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
July 7, 2016
Proposed 2017 Budget Meeting
4:30 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
June 28, 20164:30 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
June 14, 20164:30 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
Below are the archived board meeting agendas and minutes from the 2015-2016 school year.
Meeting DateTimeLocationRoom NumberAgendaAgenda Post Date/TimeMinutes
May 17, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
April 26, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
March 31, 2016 5:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
February 23, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
January 26, 20165:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
December 15, 20155:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
November 17, 20155:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
October 27, 20155:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
October 7, 20155:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
September 15, 20155:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
August 27, 20155:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
August 18, 20155:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
July 28, 20155:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
June 16, 20155:00 PMDHPABldg 600: Conference RoomAgendaMinutes
June 2, 20155:00 PMDHPARoom 301AgendaMinutes
Below are the archived board meeting agendas and minutes from the 2014-2015 school year.
Meeting DateTimeLocationRoom NumberAgendasMinutes
May 22, 2015 (Public Gathering Notice)5:30 PMGlendale Civic CenterDHPA Graduation CeremonyNANA
May 21, 2015CANCELEDDHPARoom 301NANA
May 12, 20155:00 PMDHPARoom 304AgendaMinutes
April 21, 20155:00 PMDHPARoom 301AgendaMinutes
March 10, 20155:00 PMDHPARoom 301AgendaMinutes
December 23, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 304AgendaMinutes
December 16, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 301AgendaMinutes
November 18, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 301AgendaMinutes
October 14, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 301AgendaMinutes
September 16, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 301AgendaMinutes
August 26, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 301AgendaMinutes
July 24, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 301AgendaMinutes
July 8, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 304AgendaMinutes
June 24, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 304AgendaMinutes
June 17, 20145:00 PMDHPARoom 304AgendaMinutes

To request an item be added to an upcoming Agenda, please email manuel.robles@dhschools.org.