Governance & Administration Organizational Chart

The Governance & Administration Organizational Chart displays the hierarchy of NPS Administration rolls. The first page of the downloadable pdf will show you the hierarchy from the Board of Trustees through to Administration. The second page displays you the hierarchy of the Administration department beginning with the Executive Director.

Administration Staff Biographies

Betty Ojaye

Head of School

Clans are: Kinyaa’aanii, Naakaii Dine’e, Kinlichiinii, Naneesht’ezhi.

Ms. Ojaye is from Shiprock, NM. Ms. Ojaye has received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Ed.S. Educational Administration, UNM, and has worked on Post Graduate studies at Arizona State University (ASU). She has served in the administrative capacity at Navajo Prep School for 25 years. Ms. Ojaye was the recipient of the 2007 New Mexico Woman Hall of Fame Inductee. She is married to Earl Crisp and has three daughters, four grandsons and one granddaugher.

Tasha Racawan

Dean of Instruction

Ms. Racawan is originally from Farmington, New Mexico and received her B.A. in Social Science from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. She received her M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix and is currently enrolled in Northern Arizona University’s M.Ed Educational Leadership program through the American Indian Leadership Cohort (AILC).

Leland Becenti

Dean of Student Life


Kenneth Cooper

Director of Human Resources

Ken Cooper is a native of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He has an Associate Degree in Mid-Management from Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton Oklahoma, a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) from Northeastern Oklahoma University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM and a Master’s of Science (M.S.) in Employment Law from Nova Southeastern University in Ft Lauderdale, Fl. Ken is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ., and he has a plethora of training in leadership/ management and the human resources discipline. Ken has a background in retail management and a background in human resources management in the private sector and in higher education along with having owned three different business. Ken believes that education is one of the avenues that is central to the pursuit of personal and continuous improvement along with a personal belief in God that produces peace, joy and happiness in life.

Chef Ty White

Director of Food Services

Clans: Ta’neezahnii, Honaghaahnii, Ma’ii deeshgiizhnii, Todik’ozhi

Mr. White is originally from Wheatfields, Arizona. Chef Ty is a Navajo Prep Alumni ‘Class of 96’, Associates degree in Business from Dine College, Theological Native American Studies from Cook College in Tempe, AZ, and Certified Chef from Scottsdale Culinary Arts from the Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona. Chef Ty has served on the administrative staff for three years and enjoys volunteering his time with the community activities. He is the owner of Ty’s Kitchen & Catering for ten years! Ty White is single, has two kids and loves the great outdoors!

Stacy Irwin

Support Services Director


Sheryl John

Business Manager

Clans Hooghan lani (Many Hogans), Tachii’nii (Red running into the water), Ashiihi (Salt), Tsenahabilnii (Sleep Rock)

Sheryl John is from Shiprock, NM. Mrs. John received her Associates degree in Business Administration from San Juan College.  Sheryl started her employment with NPS as our  JV Girls Basketball coach from 2007 – 2014.  She then was hired for full-time Payroll/Travel/HR Specialist from 2011-2016 and finally hired as our Business Manager in April 2016.  Sheryl has gained 8 years of experience working with companies in the Business Management area of Accounts Payable/Receivable, Payroll and General HR duties.  She is married to James John and has three children.

Ron Jantz

IT/Network Specialist

Ronald Jantz is the network administrator for Navajo Preparatory School.  Ron began work at Navajo Prep in 2011 as an electrician. Since then he has taken computer science classes at San Juan College and continues to keep up with the latest technology through hands on experience, working with students and adults as well as being a supervisor of the IT department. He also has a masters electrical license and electrical journeyman’s license since 2005.