Originally from Kayenta, Arizona, Elaine is of the Water Reed people, born for the Salt clan. Her maternal grandfather’s clan is Manygoats and her paternal grandfather’s clan is Edgewater. She attended Brigham Young University and completed her education degrees at Northern Arizona University. Elaine’s passion for influencing the lives of young people and adults led her to teaching and serving in various leadership roles on the Navajo reservation and in Flagstaff schools. Her interest in education, language, and the cultures of indigenous people has also enabled her to serve in numerous community, tribal, and state organizations. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading, photography, sewing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Sara Cody, Program Secretary/AccountantSara's clans are, Todiichiinii/Taneeszhanii and she is originally from Ramah, NM. She has a deep interest in helping people through Christian Ministry as well as meeting people from various backgrounds.Terry Hosteenez, Program Data ClerkMy Navajo Clans are: Biih bitoodnii (Deer Spring), Ta'neeszahnii (Tangle Clan), Kinyaa'aanii (Towering House clan), and Tachii'nii (Red Running into the Water People).
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSMs. Roshel Taliman, Home School CoordinatorKillip and Thomas Elementary SchoolsMrs. Debra Onsae, Native American Academic AdvisorMarshall Magnet & Sechrist Elementary SchoolDebra Onsae is a member of the Hopi tribe. She is married to Carroll Onsae and has 3 daughters. She is a proud mother of two Flag High graduates. She serves as the Native American Academic Advisor at Marshall Magnet School and Sechrist Elementary School. She is a certified teacher and has taught in the FUSD for the past 19 years. Mrs. Onsae completed her degrees from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University.
As an Academic Advisor, she is member of the Positive Behavior Support Program, Families and Schools Together Program, and the 4th grade PLC. She is the sponsor of the Student Council at Marshall School and teaches "Project Citizen" lessons as well as cultural lessons for classes. She tutors students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade in reading, writing, and math at both schools.Ms. Shannon Taylor, Native American Academic AdvisorCromer & Knoles Elementary SchoolShe is a graduate of Coconino HS and has a M.ED in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from NAU. Shannon has worked for FUSD since 2006. She currently, works at Knoles and Cromer Elementary schools. She teaches RTI reading groups at both school. She loves spending time with her family.Shannon is Navajo (Dine) and is a Flagstaff native. She is of the Mountain Cove clan born for the Towering House clan. Her maternal grandfather is of the Mexican People clan and paternal grandfather is of the Big Water Clan.Mr. Al Scott, Native American Academic AdvisorKinsey & DeMiguel Elementary SchoolHe has worked at South Beaver Magnet School, DeMiguel and Kinsey Community School. He has earned to BA from BIOLA University in southern California. In 1999 he completed his Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Education/Human Relations. He is married and has two step-children and 2 grandchildren. Al enjoys spending time with his grandchildren in Prescott, Arizona. He also enjoys playing in bands any chance he can get.
MIDDLE SCHOOLSMr. Andrew Qumyintewa, Native American Academic AdvisorSinagua Middle SchoolMs. Belinda Yoyokie, Native American Academic AdvisorMount Elden Middle SchoolGreetings!My name is Belinda Yoyokie, I am the Native American Academic Advisor at Mount Elden Middle School. I am half Navajo and Hopi. My clans are Todich' ii' nii born for the Spider Clan. My hobbies include trail running, the outdoors, being with my family and friends and above all helping students succeed in life. I can be contacted at 928.773.8253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HIGH SCHOOLSMrs. Lacretia Ellsworth, Native American Academic AdvisorFlagstaff High SchoolShe is of the Start of the Red Streak People clan born for the Red Running into the Water People. She is married and has two daughters. She received a B.S. in Business Administration and M.Ed. in Counseling from NAU and has been employed with FUSD for 11 years.Mrs. Ellsworth strives her best in helping students be successful and enjoys seeing her students graduate from FHS. She also enjoys reading about Navajo history, going fishing, ranching, meeting new people and spending time with family and friends.Ms. Loreal Scott, Native American Academic AdvisorCoconino High SchoolLoreal Scott is Navajo (Dine') and Hopi from Tuba City, Arizona. She is of the Red Running Into the Water People Clan, born for the Parrot/Kachina Clan. Loreal is a graduate of Bates College and Northern Arizona University, with a B.A. in Anthropology and M.Ed in School Counseling. She worked with FUSD since 2013 as a school counseling intern. Previously, Loreal worked for 3 years as a staff assistant with the Coconino County Board of Supervisors. We are pleased to welcome her back to Coconino High School and FUSD as our new Native American Academic Advisor. In her free time Loreal enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.Ms. Ella Mase, Home School Coordinator,Coconino High SchoolMrs. Georgia Riggs, Home School Coordinator,Flagstaff High School