Message from the Principal
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! This school year will be one of lots of change and flexibility as we grow as a new administrative team. Ms. Resch is excited to be the principal of a campus with so much history and pride. Demon PRIDE runs campus wide. The PRIDE mantra reflects the high expectations for both students and staff. Ms. Resch wants to ensure that all students who attend Dysart High School are ready for the college or career of their choice.
Dysart High School has a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of all students. From the strong academic programs (AP and Dual Enrollment), to our signature programs (AVID, Automotive Technology, Photo Imaging, and ROTC) and arts programs, Dysart High School has opportunities for all students. In addition to academic programs, Dysart has twenty-two varsity athletic teams as well as many clubs and activities for students to join. Ms. Resch encourages all students to take advantage of all Dysart HS has to offer.
Ms. Resch looks forward to seeing you on campus at Dysart High School events and activities!
About the Assistant Principals
Ms. Cedricia Hester is eagerly anticipating the start of her 27th year in education, and will be serving as assistant principal of curriculum.
"I am starting my first year at Dysart High School. Prior to coming to DHS, I worked in Peoria Unified District for fourteen years. I am originally from Athens, GA and graduated from West Georgia and Piedmont College. I taught and coached girls basketball for ten years in Georgia. This coming school year will be my sixteenth year serving as an assistant principal. I look forward to serving and working with our students, teachers, families and community members."
Ms. Jennifer Shernicoff is in her second year at Dysart High School and oversees two levels of discipline, the Arts, the DHS PBIS committee, school safety drills, and the School Resource Officer, among others. She works closely with the attendance office, social worker, and counselors as well. She strives to be always active on and around campus, encouraging Dysart students to work hard in their classes and to get involved in Dysart’s numerous athletic programs, clubs, and activities.
"It is my greatest pleasure to be a part of the Dysart campus. I believe in our community and in our students. I look forward to meeting students and families this year and always welcome communication."
Mr. Jason Wilke is excited to begin his first year at Dysart High School as an assistant principal and athletic director. Mr. Wilke comes to Dysart HS with 25 years of teaching and coaching experience, including 19 years as a head varsity coach in football, track and field, and powerlifting. Mr. Wilke’s goal is to support our teachers and coaches so they can provide a first-class experience for our student-athletes. The athletic department’s goal is to increase our student-athletes academic success, improve our participation numbers, and to maintain our student-athletes involvement in our athletic programs. We will accomplish this by setting high expectations, high standards, and striving to achieve them on a daily basis. Mr. Wilke looks forward to meeting everyone and serving the El Mirage community. Go Demons!