Governance & Administration Organizational Chart

The Governance Administration- Org Chart 18-19 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

Head of School

Shawna Becenti

Clans: Táchii’nii (Red Running into the Water clan), Áshįįhi (Salt People Clan)Mą‘ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass clan), Tłógi (Hairy Ones or Weaver-Zia clan)

Mrs. Becenti was raised in Farmington, New Mexico, but has family ties to Tohatchi, New Mexico, and Crownpoint, New Mexico and to Ganado, Arizona, and Parker, Arizona. She is an alumna of Navajo Preparatory School and received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Secondary Education from University of New Mexico and a Master of School Administration degree from New Mexico State University. She is a proud mother of five children and grandmother of one grandson. Mrs. Becenti has been married twenty years to Kevin R. Becenti of Crownpoint, New Mexico.

Mrs. Becenti spent her entire adult years in the area of education. She taught social studies courses at Piedra Vista High School, Rocinante High School, and Navajo Preparatory School. She entered administration at Navajo Preparatory School as an Athletic Director and Discipline Officer. She spent the last ten years at Kirtland Central High School. Three years as Kirtland High’s Assistant Principal and  Athletic Director, and seven years as the Principal. Kirtland Central High School was named a Bronze Medal School in the US News Best High Schools under her leadership.

Mrs. Becenti is honored and excited to return back home to where her educational journey began. She is an example of the school’s motto Yideeskaago Naataanii.  

Dean of Instruction

Keith Neil

Born and raised in San Juan County, having spent time at Aztec Schools and eventually graduating from Bible Baptist Shepherd School.  Attended college at Simpson University in Redding, CA and received a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences and Minors in History and Bible/Theology.  Received Teaching Certificate from Fort Lewis College.  Taught for two years (Special Education and History) at Aztec High School and then 6 years at Farmington High School (Gov./Econ., US History, NM History) and then worked for 6 years at Pinon Hills Community Church as Associate Pastor in Student Ministry and Operations.  Worked at KC for two years as Dean of Students, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. 

Married to my best friend and wife, Stevie, for 17 years.  Have two children: daughter Rylie 15, sophomore at PV and son Kaedmon 13, 8th grade at Heights Middle School. 

Avid golfer and lover of the outdoors. 

Leland Becenti

Dean of Student Life


Ada Wilson

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


Remick Rappleye

Director of Finance


Sean Bekis

Network Administrator 


Grants Administrator 

Betty Ojaye