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Next Board of Trustee’s Meeting

Special Session Board Meeting

Agenda:

Date:  March 8,  2024

Time: 12:00 PM

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Regular Board Meeting

Agenda:

Date:  March 29,  2024

Time: 2:00 PM

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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., 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, 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:

2024

Date Agenda Minutes
January-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 01 19 Minutes - 2024 01 18
February-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 02 Minutes - 2024 02
March-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 03 Minutes - 2024 03
April-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 04 Minutes - 2024 04
May-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 05 Minutes - 2024 05
June-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 06 Minutes - 2024 06
July-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 07 Minutes - 2024 07
August-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 08 Minutes - 2024 08
September-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 09 Minutes - 2024 09
October-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 10 Minutes - 2024 10
November-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 11 Minutes - 2024 11
December-2024 Regular Board Agenda 2024 12 Minutes - 2024 12

2023

Date Agenda Minutes
January-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 01 13 Minutes - 2023 01 13
February-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 02 02 Minutes - 2023 02 02
March-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 03 02

Special Board Agenda 2023 03 28

Minutes - 2023 03 02

Minutes - 2023 03 28_S

April-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 04 20 Minutes - 2023 04 20
May-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 05 04

Special Board Agenda 2023 05 19

Minutes - 2023 05 04

Minutes - 2023 05 19_S

June-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 06 16

Special Board Agenda 2023 06 20

Minutes - 2023 06 15

Minutes - 2023 06 22_S

July-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 07 20 Minutes - 2023 07 20
August-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 08 18 Minutes - 2023 08 18
September-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 09 22 Minutes - 2023 09 22
October-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 10 27 Minutes - 2023 10 27
November-2023 Regular Board Agenda 2023 11 20 Minutes - 2023 11 22
December-2023 Special Board Agenda 2023 12 01

Regular Board Agenda 2023 12 15

Minutes - 2023 12 01_S

Minutes - 2023 12 15

2022

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

Special Board Agenda 2022 02 22

Minutes - 2022 02 15

Minutes - 2022 02 22_S

March-2022 Special Board Agenda_2022 03 11

Regular Board Agenda_2022 03 02

Minutes - 2022 03 11_S

Minutes - 2022 03 22

April-2022 Special Board Agenda_2022 04 03

Regular Board Agenda_2022 04 19

Minutes - 2022 04 03_S

Minutes - 2022 04 19

May-2022 Special Board Agenda_2022 05 11

Board Agenda_2022 05 17

Minutes - 2022 05 11_S

Minutes - 2022 05 17

June-2022 Regular Board Agenda_2022 06 08 Minutes - 2022 06 08
July-2022 Regular Agenda_2022 07 19 Minutes - 2022 07 19
August-2022 Special Board Agenda_2022 08 03

Regular Board Agenda_2022 08 17

 

Minutes - 2022 08 17

September-2022 Regular Board Agenda_2022 09 20 Minutes - 2022 09 20_S
October- 2022 Regular Board Agenda_2022 10 18 Minutes - 2022 10 18
November-2022 Regular Board Agenda_2022 11 15 Minutes - 2022 11 15
December-2022 Regular Board Agenda_2022 12 15 Minutes - 2022 12 15

2021

Date Agenda Minutes
January-2021 Regular Board Agenda 2021 01 19 Minutes 2021 01 19
February-2021 Special Board Agenda 2021 02 02

Regular Board Agenda 2021 02 25

Minutes 2021 02 02

Minutes 2021 02 25

March-2021 Special Board Agenda 2021 03 15

Regular Board Agenda 2021 03 23

Minutes 2021 03 15_S

Minutes 2021 03 23

April-2021 Regular Board Agenda_2022 04 20 Minutes 2021 04 20
May-2021 Regular Board Agenda 2021 05 21 Minutes 2021 05 21
June-2021 Regular Board Agenda 2021 06 10 Minutes 2021 06 10
July-2021 Special Board Agenda 2021 07 13

Regular Board Agenda 2021 07 22

Minutes 2021 07 13_S

Minutes 2021 07 22

August-2021 Regular Board Agenda 2021 08 24 Minutes 2021 08 24
September-2021 Regular Board Agenda 2021 09 22 Minutes 2021 09 22
October- 2021 Regular Board Agenda 2021 10 14 Minutes 2021 10 14
November-2021 Regular Board Agenda 2021 11 16 Minutes 2021 11 16
December-2021 Special Board Agenda 2021 12 11

Regular Board Agenda 2021 12 16

Minutes 2021 12 11_S

Minutes 2021 12 16

 

2020

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 Regular Board Agenda-June 11 2020 Minutes 2020 06 11
July-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 2020 12 15

 

2019

 

Date Agenda Minutes
January-2019 Regular Board Agenda 2019 01 31 Minutes 2019 01 31
February-2019 Regular Board Agenda 2019 02 08 Minutes 2019 02 08
March-2019 Regular Board Agenda 2019 03 22 Minutes 2019 03 22
April-2019 Regular Board Agenda 2019 04 12 Minutes 2019 04 12
May-2019 Special Board Agenda 2019 05 17

Regular Board Agenda 2019 05 31

Minutes 2019 05 17

Minutes 2019 05 31

June-2019 Regular Board Agenda 2019 06 14 Minutes 2019 06 14
July-2019 Special Board Agenda 2019 07 07

Regular Board Agenda 2019 07 19

Minutes 2019 07 07_S

Minutes 2019 07 19

August-2019 Special Board Agenda 2019 08 14

Regular Board Agenda 2019 08 30

Minutes 2019 08 14_S

Minutes 2019 08 30

September-2019 Regular Board Agenda 2019 09 26 Minutes 2019 09 26
October- 2019 Special Board Agenda 2019 10 4

Regular Board Agenda 2019 10 28

Minutes 2019 10 04_S

Minutes 2019 10 28

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

2018

Date Agenda Minutes
January-2018 Regular Board Agenda
February-2018 Regular Board Agenda
March-2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018 03 22 Minutes 2018 03 22
April-2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018 04 12 Minutes 2018 04 12
May-2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018 05 02

Special Board Agenda 2018 05 18

Minutes 2018 05 02

Minutes 2018 05 18

June-2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018 06 25 Minutes 2018 06 25
July-2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018_07_22 Minutes 2018 07 22
August-2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018 08 30 Minutes 2018 08 30
September-2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018 09 17 Minutes 2018 09 17
October- 2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018 10 26 Minutes 2018 10 26
November-2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018 11 10 Minutes 2018 11 10
December-2018 Regular Board Agenda 2018 12 06 Minutes 2018 12 06