Amy Spiwak, English

  • Welcome! This will be my 15th year at Desert Edge and I have taught for 19 years over all. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ottawa University where I originally thought I would obtain my degree in elementary education, but learned very quickly that I preferred the secondary setting.  My oldest son and daughter are graduates of DE and my youngest son is at DEHS this year as a 9th grader. My husband and I are Agua Fria alumni and have lived in the valley for many years. This year, in addition to helping my students be even more successful than they already are, I hope to focus on more engaging online practices that are meaningful to my students.

    Please reference the syllabus for your student's class on this webpage for FAQ's.

    For information on 9th coursework, please refer to the Beyond Textbooks website for Parent Info.

    Students also have access to Google Classroom where they can see daily assignments, especially for absences. 

Contact Mrs. Spiwak

    (623) 932-7500 ext. 3124


  • Online Aug 3-October 2

    AP Language & Composition M/T/TH/F 8:10-10:00

    Creative Writing M/T/TH/F 10:05-11:55

    Lunch 12:00-12:35 Daily

    Advisory M/T/TH/F 12:40-1:10

    Prep M/T/TH/F 1:15-3:05


    Office Hours: Wednesday 10:10 AM-12:00 PM

    Students will use the link posted in the daily stream each Wednesday in Google Classroom to get help (this is NOT the link at the top of the page).

    Parents can email me to set up a Meet or to ask questions.