•  Ariss Rider, Principal



    In June 2019, Mrs. Rider was named Principal of the Dallas Environmental Science Academy (DESA), a place where her beliefs are mirrored, “On time, on task and on a mission to provide and achieve academic excellence for all …with no excuses.” 


    She vows to continue and elevate the legacy of high academic achievement at DESA through equity and excellence for all. Within this collaborative school environment, supporting successful teachers and students is the forefront of her mission. She welcomes continued and new partnerships with parents and community, as they are essential to enriching the experiences of students, staff and families at DESA.