Kayenta Unified School District 

Yá’át’ééh!

Kayenta Unified School District No. 27 is located in the Navajo Nation of Arizona. We are a people who take great pride in our heritage. It is our privilege and honor to be in the position to accompany our children on their journey to great heights and solid futures. As you learn about us, we know you’ll catch our enthusiasm and appreciate our awe-inspiring past, present, and future. We know that by working together, we accomplish great things!

Our Mission statement is that It is the individual's responsibility to attain a successful life thinking planning learning working together. This is what we want for you. Through guidance, we will get there together.

Message from the Superintendent

It is with great honor and a privilege to assume the role of superintendent for Kayenta Unified School District No. 27. It is my intention to apply myself fully to ensuring an excellent education for the students of the district. It is also my belief the staff of the school district all have the best intentions of providing and delivering their best efforts to serving the students in the district. 

There are several major priorities for the district. Developing a vision statement for the district, developing non-traditional skills for student success such as grit, empathy, self-control, integrity, and embracing diversity. Educator and author, Thomas Hoerr, list the formative five as skills we must model and ensure our students attain with intentional effort each day. The success skills will enhance the social-emotional-learning component of the district, set a high standard of integrity, involve the community, and ensure we all put forth our best efforts each day. Within the formative five success skills, we will reduce the number of bullying incidences and feel a greater sense of community and family in the district through empathy and embracing diversity. 

I fully expect to work with the Indian Education Committee and the Parent Advisory Committee. I will be attending the monthly meeting with the IEC and PAC providing a report of KUSD initiatives. We encourage parents to bring issues to the school principals and other department administrators for any school related concerns. Those closest to the issue can provide the best support to parents. Administrators do know to follow up all parents concerns brought to their attention. 

KUSD has much tradition and pride. This strength can and will motivate our efforts to be the best we can for the students. We all have a role and responsibility to ensure our students learn. We must come together to save the future for centuries to come. We must come together to ensure the Navajo and native people do not succumb to mediocrity but thrive as a people. The work we all do in supporting our students is both urgent and necessary.

I look forward to becoming an active member of the community and the contributing to the pride and tradition of KUSD.

Sincerely,

Lemual B. Adson

Lemual B. Adson
Superintendent