Welcome Class of 2026!!
We are pleased to welcome you to PUMA NATION!!!
Freshman Puma Families,
My name is Jennifer De La Torre and I am the Dean of Students overseeing and supporting freshmen. I am excited that you are joining our Puma family! Perry is known for its strong community and commitment to the success of all students. I have loved being a part of this community, and I know you will too! I was raised in the east valley, graduated from Arizona State University, and began my teaching career in Chandler in 2001. I have spent the majority of my 20 years as an educator in CUSD teaching special education, coaching, and serving as the department chair for special education. I am married to an educator in CUSD and the proud mother of three children. Two are CUSD graduates, and one is a sophomore. It's an honor to be a part of the Perry High School family as the dean of students, and I'm proud to continue with the traditions of pride, progress, and purpose.
As the dean of students, our freshman class is my focus and priority. Starting a high school journey can be scary and exciting. As a freshman walking onto our campus, the size, number of people, and new classes may seem intimidating, but there are many resources available to help make the transition smooth. Our caring faculty and staff are vested in supporting our students and will work hard to make each student feel welcome and a part of our family. Part of the high school experience is about challenging ourselves to try new things, building relationships, and making memories that will last a lifetime. As your student embarks on this journey, please encourage them to get involved! We have a number of clubs, teams, and organizations; there is literally something at Perry for every student.
I am looking forward to partnering with our parents and supporting our students throughout the next four years of their lives. Communication is key to this partnership; we will send out a weekly newsletter, The Paw Print, which includes many resources and valuable information. Also, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have via email or phone. Together, we will make this experience a positive and memorable one.
Jennifer De La Torre
Dean of Students
Perry High School
Pride - Progress - Purpose