Mr. Peter Deswood, III is a high school principal in Farmington, NM. Mr. Deswood is originally from Arizona, but he grew up in Farmington. He has been in education for 13 years. While teaching, he also coached football, basketball, track & field, and volleyball. He has taught within the Farmington Municipal Schools, the Indian Community School in Milwaukee, WI, and on the Navajo Indian Reservation at Chooshgai Community School in Tohatchi, NM. In addition, he has been an adjunct instructor for the school of business and mathematics at San Juan College.
Mr. Deswood is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Grand Canyon University. His research is focused on instructional leadership and American Indian Self-Determination. In addition, he has a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership with a Principal Certification from Penn State University. He received a B. S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and also a B. A. in Accounting from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Peter also serves as board member for Navajo Agricultural Products Industries (NAPI). Mr. Deswood has three beautiful daughters: ages 22, 11, and 8 years old. His wife is a assistant professor at San Juan College.