Lis Gilbert-Desmond

Outdoor Education Coordinator, PE, Cross Country Coach, Track & Field Coach

Lis has been working for Desert Academy since 1999. She has taught Art, P.E., Social Studies and English. This year, she will be teaching P.E. and will serve as our Outdoor Education Coordinator. In addition to her teaching duties, she will also coach cross country and track, as well as staffing the Front Desk in the mornings.

Lis moved to Santa Fe in 1991 after graduating from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. She spent her first few years in Santa Fe pursuing outdoor interests as a raft guide, and as a skier services representative and expedition guide for teen trips in Montana and British Colombia. Lis is an avid tri-athlete and continues to race everything from 5ks to marathons. When Lis is not running with the Desert runners, you can find her with her husband and young daughter. 

Email:  lgildes@desertacademy.org

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