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


Director of Human Resources


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.

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