Sarah Torrilhon
17 years Experience

BA in Education, ASU

Master’s in Education
(Curriculum and Instruction)

Master’s in Education
(Educational Administration)
GCU, Principalship

Early Childhood, Gifted,
Structured English Immersion

Started in education:2000
Started with district: 2000

I am honored to serve as the Interim Principal of Desert Trails Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year. Our school is made up of dynamic staff, dedicated parents, involved community members, and students who share in the relentless pursuit of developing World-Class Thinkers. Desert Trails has an outstanding reputation when it comes to providing students with a high quality education. I look forward to working with you in order to ensure that our children meet their academic, emotional, and social goals. Welcome to Desert Trails!

I come to Desert Trails with 17 years of experience in education. Last year, I was the Assistant Principal at both Boulder Creek and Sonoran Sky Elementary Schools. Prior to administration, I was a classroom teacher in Paradise Valley Unified School District and Scottsdale Unified School District where I taught grades 6th, 1st, 2nd, PreKindergarten, infants, and Self-Contained Gifted. I also worked as an online curriculum developer. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and my Master’s degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Administration; as well I hold my Early Childhood and Gifted Endorsements. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Desert Trails and to work with you in partnership.

On a personal note, I am an Arizona native. My husband, and high school sweetheart, is a longtime Valley golf instructor. I have a 9 year old daughter, a 12 year old son, and a rescue dog named Abby. We focus on spending time as a family to find balance amidst our busy schedules.

As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors – teachers, students, and parents- are excited to be at Desert Trails! Together, we will embrace the highest level of academic excellence, while focusing on ensuring that school is a safe place to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.


Sarah Torrilhon, Principal