Faculty

General

Dean of Instruction

TBA

IB Coordinator

TBA

Margaret Staggers – Registrar

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Mrs. Staggers is from Shonto, Arizona and is a 2009 graduate of Central Texas College. Mrs. Staggers received an Associates Degree in General Studies and also received her Bachelor’s Degree (BSM) in Management from the University of Phoenix.

Debbie Fowler – Academic Counselor

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Rainy Crisp – Athletic Director

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Rainy Crisp is from Shiprock New Mexico. Rainy graduated from Navajo Prep in 1998 and attended Arizona State University. After getting her degree in Exercise Science/Secondary Education, she came back to Navajo Prep and begin her teaching career in Physical Education & Health. Throughout the 11 years, Ms. Crisp also taught Fitness Training, Junior/Senior Seminar, was a Class Sponsor multiple of times, the Tobacco Use, Prevention, and Control Coordinator, and a Coach. In 2013 Ms. Crisp received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education and in 2016 received her Administrative License.

Tarra Hammons – Special Education Coordinator

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Mrs. Hammons is originally from Guyana, South America but has been residing in the Four Corners for last 30 years. Mrs. Hammons attended the University of Guyana and received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in English and Spanish. In addition, Mrs. Hammons received her Master’s in Education Degree from Indiana University and her endorsement in School Administration from Western New Mexico University.

Tami Jo Bechdol – Librarian

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Mrs. Bechdol is originally from Farmington, NM.  She received her Bachelor of University Studies degree from the University of New Mexico and her Master of Information and Library Science from the University of Arizona.

Fredi Tapaha-Van Winkle – Study Hall Monitor

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NIHI IINA (Social Studies) Department

 Lesley Tohtsoni – US History & Senior Seminar

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Mrs. Lesley Tohtsoni is originally from State College Pennsylvania. Mrs. Tohtsoni received her Master of Arts in Education from New Mexico Highlands University.

Denise Yazzie – Navajo Culture, NM/AZ History, & Native American Studies

Ms. Denise Yazzie is originally from Chinle, Arizona. Ms. Yazzie received her Masters of Education degree from Northern Arizona University.

Larry Sorensen- US Government & History of the Four Corners

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Mr. Larry Sorensen is originally from West Lafayette, Indiana. Mr. Sorensen received his Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University.

Hiroshi Iwanna- Spanish I

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Mr. Iwanna is originally from Osaka, Japan and graduated from Chuo University in Tokyo with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American English Literature. Mr. Iwanna received his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from California State University in San Bernardino.


Creative Communications Department

Jeff Young – Department Team Leader, English I & II

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Mr. Jeffrey Young is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Young received his Masters degree from New Mexico State University.

Cheryl Wolfe – IB English II and Theory of Knowledge

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Mrs. Cheryl Wolfe is originally from Satanta, Kansas. Mrs. Wolfe received her Bachelor of Arts in English at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and her Master of Arts in Teaching at Western New Mexico University.

Myrna Mendoza – IB English I and Journalism

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Mrs. Myrna Mendoza is originally from Cebu, Philippines. She received her Master of Arts in Literature from University of San Carlos.

Rose Fasthorse Nofchissey – Navajo Language

Rose Fasthorse Nofchissey is originally from Shiprock, NM, graduated from Shiprock High School. Rose received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico with coursework in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Bilingual Education, Navajo Linguistics and teaching reading. Rose also took Educational Leadership courses from Northern Arizona University.

Kyle R. Joe-Graphic Design & Visual Arts

Mr. Kyle R. Joe has been a lifetime resident of Farmington, New Mexico. He graduated from The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) with a Bachelor of Cinematic Arts. Mr. Joe has recently become certified in Secondary Education and has been teaching for two years. His hobbies which include Film Making, Creating Artwork, Japanese monsters, Japanese Super Heroes, and Comic Book Conventions. His interests are what inspire him to pursue his passion for creativity. He looks forward to awakening the creative power within the fantastic students of Navajo Preparatory. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ~Walt Disney
 

Math

Ann Meyer

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Ms. Meyer grew up in the suburbs of Denver and moved to Farmington 25 years ago. Ms. Meyer’s has had many careers including being a stockbroker, and travel agent. She started teaching after she moved to Farmington, teaching Math at Piedra Vista High School since they first opened their doors. She finished her degree in mathematics at Fort Lewis College but started her studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She arrived at Navajo Prep with over 20 years of teaching experience, all at the high school level and is very happy to belong to the Navajo Prep family.

Donna Fernandez

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Mrs. Fernandez is originally from Northern California and is from the Elem Indian Colony – Southeastern Pomo in Clearlake Oaks, CA. She grew up in both Southern and Northern California and loves the beaches. Mrs. Fernandez graduated from Lower Lake High School in 1988 with honors from the National Honor Society. She chose to attend Santa Rosa Junior College after high school then transferred to the University of California, Davis. One of the reasons she chose both colleges besides the fact that they are great colleges is to be within driving distance of her parents and grandparents. Mrs. Fernandez graduated from UC Davis in 1994 with a BA in two majors – Mathematics and Native American Studies. She currently resides in Bloomfield, NM on the Navajo Nation with her family.


Music

Ursula Messano

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PE/Health

Jessica Nez

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Ms. Jessica Nez is originally from Haystack, NM and is a graduate of Fort Lewis College where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis on Teaching K-12. Her clans are Towering House People, born for Weavers, maternal grand-father is Red Running Into the Water and paternal grandfather is Water Flows Together. Ms. Nez enjoys riding horses, reading and playing basketball. Her goals for the year are to help students be the best they can be to reach their own goals. Ms. Nez’s favorite quote is “The sky’s the limit.”


Science Department

Kevin Keeley

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Mr. Kevin Keeley is originally from Utah. Mr. Keeley received his Master of Education from the University of Phoenix.

Yolanda Flores

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Ms. Flores is originally from Baguio City, Philippines. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching Biology from Saint Louis University.