Stephen Kraynick & Dana Johnson, English

  • Coach K

    Hi, my name is Stephen Kraynick; Junior English Instructor here at Desert Edge High School. I am also the Head Girls Varsity Badminton & Tennis Coach and Visual Designer/Baton Coach for the award winning Scorpion Marching Band.  

    I have 15 years teaching experience at the high school and middle school levels, both in California and Arizona. I have a BA in Journalism & History from Humboldt State University; MA in International Relations from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania; and an MA in Education from University of Phoenix.

    I was a 2-time NCAA All-American Doubles Player at Humboldt State University; frequently sought after coach for the USTA Tennis Player Development program and WBTF Baton Program. During my time at Desert Edge, we were a 3-time USTA Arizona State Baton Champion, 3-time USTA Regional Champions, 3-time USTA National Qualifer and 2017 HS Fiesta Bowl National Auxilary Champion; 1-time AIA 4A Sectional Tennis Champion, 2-time AIA State Individual Tennis Qualifer, and 2-time AIA Badminton Individual State Qualifer. 

    In my free time, you'll find me traveling, working with my athletes/teams or playing professional tennis tournaments at the national level. 

    If you would like any specific class information such as assignments or grades, please goto Parent/Student VUEDEHS Baton

About Mrs. Johnson

  • Hello. My name is Dana Johnson. This year, I will be Co-teaching Juniors English.

    I have a B.A. in Psychology/Sociology. I'm pursing ESS creditials. 

    I'm from Washington State, a loyal Seattle Seahawks fan. Go Hawks! I enjoy spending quality time with my family.

    You may contact me by school email, and or by phone. 





Contact Mr. Kraynick

    (623) 932-7500 ext. 3050

Contact Mrs. Johnson

    (623) 932-7500 ext.

Office Hours

  • M/T/Th/F
    11:10 to 11:40 a.m.

    B lunch, no office hours