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Next Board of Trustee’s Meeting

Regular Board Meeting

Agenda: 09 22 23_SEPTEMBER_Board_Agenda

Date:  September 22, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting:  https://navajoprep.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqceqoqD4iGd3tU42EP8I5LYAmsnfSyPar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All NPS School Board meetings are being held in-person and via Zoom.

The Navajo Preparatory School Board of Trustee’s meets in the Student Success Center (1220 West Apache Street, Farmington). If you have questions or have special needs, please contact Yvette Escojeda at (505) 326-6571 ext. 120. Individuals wishing to address the Board of Trustees through Public Comment are asked to complete a Request Public Comment form (located on the back table in the Student Success Room) prior to the meeting. Individuals will be called upon to speak during the three minute Limited Public Forum section of the meeting.

Speaking in front of the School Board

Guests will be called upon under the Public Comment section of the meeting. 

In-person guests wishing to address the Board are asked to complete the form found on the sign-in table.  Completed forms should be handed to the Board President.

Virtual guests - Comments must be received before the public forum section. During the School Board meeting, enter in the chat box the following information: type the words “Public Comment,” and state, "I have read the form," your full name, and the topic you want to discuss.

If appropriate, people who wish to speak to the School Board are allowed three minutes to communicate with the School Board.

Public Comment Form 2023


Navajo Preparatory School, Inc. is governed by a four-member Board of Trustees. Members are elected from the Navajo Nation Agencies, in accordance with Navajo Nation Election Laws, and one member is appointed as a non-voting ad-hoc member.


Anderson Yazzie, Jr.

President, Western Agency

Anderson Yazzie, Jr., Vice President, is serving an eight-year (8yr.) term on the Board. Mr. Yazzie has a Master’s of Education in School Counseling and Human Relations. Mr. Yazzie works with the Arizona State Department of Education and offers over 16 years of educational expertise to the school in the areas of highly effective schools, professional development, academic and instructional best practices, evaluation, federal program reporting and budget, and data analysis.



Sherrick Roanhorse

Vice-President, Central Agency

Sherrick Roanhorse, Member at Large, is serving an eight-year (8yr.) term on the Board. Mr. Roanhorse graduated from Navajo Preparatory School in 1999. As a former student, he demonstrates the school mission of Yideeskaagoo Nataani-Leaders of Today and Tomorrow[JD1] . He has a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and English. Mr. Roanhorse has served the Navajo Nation as Chief of Staff with the President's and Vice President's office. He currently works in Government Affairs at PNM Resources. As an alumnus of NPS, he shares a commitment to the students and the school's ongoing growth toward excellence.


Dr. Bernadette Todacheene

Secretary, Northern Agency

Born to descendants of the fierce leader Zarcillos Largo, in New Mexico sector to the late Harriet and Clement Goodluck, Sr. of Shiprock, NM. Clans: Naneeshtzhii (Zuni) adopted by Tachiini (Red on Forehead) born for To’a’heegliini (Water-that-flows-together), Chei- taabahii (Edge Water), Nallie- Dibe tliizhii (Blacksheep).

Dr. Todacheene followed her parent's motto of “Go to School, Go to School”, attended courses from areas Colleges, and graduating from the University of New Mexico, with a BS of Elem. Ed., a minor of Bilingual Education, Doane College, attained a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Also attended Fielding Graduate University, graduating with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change.

Dr. Todacheene taught for Central Consolidated Schools (26yrs.) at Nataani Nez Elementary and Tsebitai Middle School, BIA 21st century grant administrator/acting Principal, Grant evaluator consultant, Lookahead Diabetes Research director, Shiprock Community Development Corp. community involvement, education representative on the Shiprock Chapter Planning commission.

Dr. Todacheene is married to Ronald Todacheene and has five children, seven grand children and one great grandson. She enjoys gardening, ranching, Arts and Crafts, sewing, reading, bowling, and out door walks with family members. Keeping updated on Educational developments in Bilingual education and new technology and business development.



Craig Lee Sandoval

Member at Large, Eastern Agency

Craig Sandoval has been a valuable member of the Board of Trustees since January 2023. His strong connection to Navajo Prep School began as an alumnus. Throughout his journey, Craig has fostered a deep appreciation for the school's mission and values.

Craig's dedication to Navajo Prep School extended beyond his time as a student. He worked as a staff member, contributing his skills and knowledge to support the school community. During his tenure, he gained firsthand experience of the school's inner workings, further strengthening his commitment to its success.

Outside of his involvement with Navajo Prep, Craig has found his passion in the mental health field. Drawing from his personal experiences and desire to make a difference, he embarked on a career aimed at helping others overcome their mental health challenges. Craig's expertise and insights in this field bring a valuable perspective to the Board of Trustees.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Craig remains engaged with the Navajo Prep community. Recently, he had the opportunity to accompany students on a memorable trip to Japan during the summer. The experience allowed him to connect with the students on a deeper level, while also broadening his own horizons.

Craig Sandoval's multi-faceted background as an alum, former staff member, mental health professional, and advocate for student experiences makes him a dedicated and valuable member of the Board of Trustees. His commitment to the well-being and growth of Navajo Prep School ensures that its legacy continues to flourish.


Marcus Nahalea

Ad-Hoc Member, Navajo Prep Student Senate

Clans: Tótsohníí (Big Water Clan), Hawaiian, Hashk'ąą hadzohí (Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-In-A-Line Clan), Hawaiian

Marcus Nahalea plays an active role in the Navajo Prep community. He is a Native American of the Navajo tribe and is Native Hawaiian. Born in Tempe, Arizona and raised in Durango, Colorado and Boise, Idaho. Marcus is a candidate in the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. During his sophomore year, he created a chess club to bring his passion to the campus of Navajo Preparatory. Other integral interest include archery, rock climbing, and chess. In addition to creating chess club, he is also a founder of the Science G & T. Being both balanced and open-minded, learning these virtues through the years of school experience. He actively uses these skills to make a positive impact in the community. He wants to pursue a career in clinical psychology to help those with mental illnesses in his community. Making a change in the world is one of his many ambitions.

Past Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes:


Date Agenda Minutes
January-2023 Monthly Board Agenda_January 13 2023   Minutes-January 2023
February-2023 Monthly Board Agenda_February 2 2023   Minutes-February 2023
March-2023 Monthly_Board_Agenda_March 02 2023

SPECIAL Board Agenda_March 2023

Minutes-March 2 2023

Minutes-March 28 2023

April-2023 Monthly Board Agenda April_2023   Minutes-April 20 2023
May-2023   May Monthly Board Agenda

Special Session_Board_Agenda_May 19 2023

Minutes- May 4, 2023

Minutes- May 19 2023

June-2023 June_Board_Agenda_06_15_2023

June_Board_Agenda_S_06 20 23

Minutes- June 15, 2023

Minutes- June 22, 2023

July-2023 July_Board_Agenda_07 20 2023
August-2023 August_Board_Agenda_08 18 2023


Date Agenda Minutes
January-2022 Regular Board Agenda 01 18 22 Minutes-January 18 2022
February-2022 Regular-Board-Agenda-2022-02-15

Special Board Agenda_2022 Feb 02

Minutes-February 15 2022

Minutes-February 22 2022

March-2022 Special Board Agenda_03 11 2022

March Agenda 2022 03 22

Minutes-March 11 2022

Minutes-March 22 2022


Board Agenda_April_19_2022

Minutes-April 3 2022 S

Minutes-April 19 2022

May-2022 SPECIAL-SESSION Board-Agenda May 11 2022

Board Agenda_May 17_2022

Minutes-May 112022 S

Minutes-May 17 2022

June-2022 Regular_Board Agenda_June 8_2022 Minutes-June 08 2022
July-2022 Board Agenda_July 19_2022 Minutes-July 19 2022
August-2022 Special Session Board Agenda_2022 August 03 August 17 Board Meeting
September-2022 Board Agenda_September_20_2022 Minutes-September 20 2022
October- 2022 Agenda October 18 2022 Minutes October 18 2022
November-2022 Board Agenda_November_15_2022 Minutes-November 15 2022
December-2022 Board Agenda_December_15_2022 Minutes-December 15 2022


Date Agenda Minutes
January-2021 Regular Board Agenda_January 19 Minutes 2021 January 19
February-2021 Board Agenda-Special February 02

Regular Board Agenda February 25

Minutes 2021 February 2

Minutes 2021 February 25

March-2021 Board Agenda-Special March 15

Regular Board Agenda March 23

Board Minutes March 15 2021

Minutes-March 23 2021

April-2021 Regular Board Agenda April 20th Minutes-April 20 2021
May-2021 Regular Board Agenda_05 21 2021 Minutes-May 21 2021
June-2021 Regular Board Agenda June 10th Minutes-June 10 2021
July-2021 Board Agenda-Special July 13

Regular Board Agenda July 22

Minutes Special-July 13 2021

Minutes-July 22 2021

August-2021 Regular Board Agenda August 24 Minutes-August 24 2021
September-2021 Regular Board Agenda September 22, 2021 Minutes-September 22 2021
October- 2021 Regular Board Agenda 10 14 21 Minutes-October 14 2021
November-2021 Regular Board Agenda November 16, 2021 Minutes-November 16 2021
December-2021 Special Session Board Agenda 12 11 2021

Regular Board Agenda 12 16 21

Minutes-December 11 2021

Minutes-December 16 2021


Date Agenda Minutes
January-2020 Regular Board Agenda January 25 2020 Minutes 2020 01 25
February-2020 Regular Board Agenda February 24 2020 Minutes 2020 02 24
March-2020 Regular Board Agenda March 29, 2020 Minutes 2020 03.29
April-2020 Regular Board Agenda April 13, 2020 Minutes 2020 04.13
May-2020 Regular Board Agenda May 22 2020 Minutes 2020 05.22
June-2020 Board Agenda-June 11 2020 Minutes 2020 06.11
July-2020 Work Session Agenda July 10, 2020

Special Board Agenda-July 10, 2020

Regular Board Agenda July 30, 2020


Minutes 2020 07.10

Minutes 2020 07.30

August-2020 Regular Board Agenda-August 27,2020 Minutes 2020 08.27
September-2020 Regular Board Agenda September 21, 2020 Minutes 2020 09.21
October- 2020 Regular Board Agenda October 20, 2020

Special Board Agenda October 30, 2020

Minutes 2020-10.20

Minutes 2020-10.30_S

November-2020 Regular Board Agenda November 17, 2020 Minutes 2020 11 17
December-2020 Regular Board Agenda December 15, 2020 Minutes-December 15 2020




Date Agenda Minutes
January-2019 Board Agenda-January 31, 2019 Minutes 2019 01.31
February-2019 Board Agenda-February 8, 2019 Minutes 2019 02
March-2019 Board Agenda-March 22, 2019 Minutes 2019 03
April-2019 Board of Trustees Agenda_April 12th Minutes 2019 04.12
May-2019 Board Agenda_Special_May 17, 2019

Board Agenda-May 31 2019

Minutes 2019 05.17

Minutes 2019 05.31

June-2019 Board Agenda-June 14 2019 Minutes 2019 06.14
July-2019 Special Session Agenda_July 7 2019

Work Session Agenda_July 7_2019

Board Agenda-July 19 2019

Special Session Minutes_July 7, 2019


Minutes 2019 07 19

August-2019 Special Session Agenda_August 14 2019

Board Agenda-August 30, 2019

Minutes 2019 08 14 Special

Minutes 2019 08 30

September-2019 Board Agenda-September 26 2019 Minutes 2019 09 26
October- 2019 Special Board Agenda_October 4 2019

Regular Board Agenda_October 28 2019

Minutes 2019 10 04 S

Minutes October 28 2019

November-2019 Regular Board Agenda November 2019 Minutes 2019 11 20
December-2019 Board Agenda-December 2019 Minutes 2019 12 19


Date Agenda Minutes
March-2018 Minutes 2018 03.22
April-2018 Minutes 2018 04.12
May-2018 Minutes 2018 05.02

Minutes 2018 05.18

June-2018 2018_06 Minutes 2018 06.25
July-2018 2018_07_22 Minutes 2018 07.22
August-2018 2018_08 Minutes 2018 08.30
September-2018 2018_09_17 Minutes 2018 09
October- 2018 2018_10_ 26 Minutes 2018 10
November-2018 2018_11_10 Minutes 2018 11
December-2018 2018_12_06 Minutes 2018 12