Student Council


It is the mission of Harvest Preparatory Academy to guide each student into a high level of academic achievement and success through the development of their personal integrity to their family, community, school and self; and to attain this success through an academically rich rigorous educational program.

Deana Salter BS, MPA

I am Deana L Salter BS, MPA.  I am the Student Council Advisor, CTE Mental and Social Services Instructor, High School Dual Credit instructor and DC Liaison between HPA & Arizona Western College.  I have been with Harvest for 3 years; teaching is my 2nd career.  Before the education field I worked as a supervisor in the Behavioral Health Field for 13+ years here in Yuma, AZ.  I have a certificate in Early Childhood education, and Associates in Administration to Justice studies.  My undergraduate degree is in Criminology with a dual minor of psychology and sociology.  I Attended Ashford University and received a Master’s in Public Administration with an Emphasis in Business.  At this time, I am working on my doctoral degree in Management and Organizational Leadership with University of Phoenix. 

When Mr. West asked me to do the Student Council I was thrilled. Of the many Leadership roles, I’ve held over the years I was excited to be a part of transforming lives.  I hold high expectations with my student council but I also want it to be fun for them. STUCO is responsible for a lot of events here at Harvest.  We plan, purchase and execute all events.  Each year we have campaigning and elections for the STUCO Government.  Today, it is vital that not only do our youth know the process of Government and election but to experience it.  Thank you for allowing me to transform the lives of our students.


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