Pictured is Desert Sun Academy’s new principal Dr. Micah Korb with front office staff members.
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Desert Sun Academy welcomes new principal

Elizabeth Medora~ 8/6/2014

SCOTTSDALE – Desert Sun Academy is starting the school year off with a new principal. Dr. Micah Korb has joined the elementary school’s staff as the new administrator. Korb is joining the Cave Creek Unified School District after working as an assistant principal in the Scottsdale Unified School District.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to become an elementary principal,” said Korb, noting that he has also taught first grade and fourth grade. “This is an excelling district, with an amazing track record of meeting the needs of students.”

“I’ve been working on campus since June,” Korb said, adding that he had already had the chance to meet some of the students. “Students have been stopping by with their families and saying hi.”

Korb shared some of his plans for the school, noting that he feels there are “amazing things going on already.”

“Last year, Desert Sun Academy was recognized as an A+ school,” he said, adding that Desert Sun has been recognized by the Arizona Education Association as a 2014 School of Excellence.

Desert Sun teaches the Core Knowledge curriculum, which will be implemented with the Common Core curriculum. The school also offers Spanish lessons in the classroom, as well as art, music, and P.E. for all grades and band for upper grades. Through a partnership with Arizona Musicfest, Desert Sun also offers a music club with ukuleles on campus and guitar lessons. Korb noted that programs like the classroom Spanish lessons “align with the district’s vision of creating students who are globally prepared.”

Korb emphasized that he was happy to join a school that he feels offers the “best possible learning environment for the students.” As the school year begins, he is ready to see Desert Sun grow and continue in its award-winning programs.

“I plan to continue to support the staff and community and make them even stronger than they already are,” Korb noted.

For more information on Desert Sun Academy or to apply for open enrollment, see www.ccusd93.org/desertsunes.