Ms. Gloria A. Hale, IESP Director
Gloria A. Hale, a Dine’ Navajo professional and, a seasoned Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado educator as a classroom educator, elementary school principal, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction and AZ Superintendent of Schools for 24 years. She has had additional leadership experience with the New Mexico public schools as an Indian Education Director enhancing and reinforcing Indigenous tribal language programs, federal Indian Education funded programs such as formula grants, Impact Aid, Johnson O’Malley, and state funding grants. Her experience with the Navajo Bureau of Indian Education and tribally controlled Grant schools gave her the opportunity to work with 66 BIE/Grant schools on the Navajo Nation as the Education Program Administrator and K-12 Grant School Superintendent. She is well versed in school improvement planning, teaching and learning of diverse students especially Native American children. Ms. Hale’s work with K-8 classroom teachers is evident in the curriculum framework designed in 2016 for area Navajo schools aligned to the common core state standards in Math and ELA. Further, Ms. Hale’s past work includes curriculum draft/design with New Mexico PED Native American K-12 History Curriculum Task Force; developed/designed with teachers, the Dine’ Traditional Teachings on Wildlife, A Guide for Teachers, (CD ROM and Lesson Plans); Here, Now and Always, New Mexico American Indian Museum Curriculum on Resiliency and Survival and, Ke’ Iina Curriculum, A Ford Foundation Project.Mrs. Sara Cody, Program Secretary/Accountant
Sara'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.Mrs. 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 SCHOOLSVacant, Home School CoordinatorKillip & Sechrist Elementary SchoolsMs. Calandra Begay, Home School CoordinatorKnoles & Thomas Elementary SchoolsMr. Robert Chee, Home School CoordinatorCromer & Puente De Hozho Elementary SchoolsVACANT, Home School CoordinatorKinsey & MarshallMr. Al Scott, Native American Academic AdvisorSummit High School & 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 SCHOOLSMrs. Pam White-Hansen, 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.orgMs. Ella Mase, Home School CoordinatorSinagua Middle SchoolMrs. Georgia Riggs, Home School CoordinatorMount Elden Middle SchoolHIGH SCHOOLSMr. Darrell Marks, Native American Academic AdvisorFlagstaff High SchoolMs. Shannon Taylor, Native American Academic AdvisorCoconino High School
She 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 is also the Head Cross Country coach at Coconino High School and Distance-Track & Field Coach.
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. She has 3 wonderful children and enjoys spending time with her family.
Mr. Al Scott, Native American Academic AdvisorSummit High SchoolMs. Ella Mase, Home School CoordinatorCoconino High SchoolMrs. Georgia Riggs, Home School CoordinatorFlagstaff High School