Our Teachers & Staff

Our Motto 

Children are the seeds of the future. Education is the water. We are the rainmakers.

Teachers and Staff

The faculty and staff at Kayenta Elementary work as a team to provide a positive environment and a high-quality educational experience for every student. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have and to address individual needs. Please contact any member of our team using the information below; we'd love to get to know you better. 

Administrative Staff

Douglas South
Principal

Rebecca Gilmore
Dean of Students

Helena Botone
Guidance Counselor

Genevieve Young
Guidance Counselor

Lena Young
Student Support Assistant

Rosenda Silvers
Registrar

Elvita Tsosie-Clark
Administrative Assistant

Tracy Yazzie
Health Technician

First Grade Teachers

Candace Begay
Grade 1

Faith Benally
Grade 1

Sherri Bradley
Grade 1

Patricia Claw-Tsosie
Grade 1

Ella Gilmore
Grade 1

Irene Jones
Grade 1

Lance Morgan
Grade 1

Second Grade Teachers

Jennie Cerbin
Grade 2

Desiree Denny
Grade 2

Arlene Hale
Grade 2

Jewell Harvey
Grade 2

Kari Tambs
Grade 2

Genevieve Turk
Grade 2

Third Grade Teachers

Rebekah Fortner
Grade 3

Susie Gilmore
Grade 3

Jean Greyeyes
Grade 3

Andrea Singer
Grade 3

Amajean Whitehair
Grade 3

Garrick Yazzie
Grade 3

Fourth Grade Teachers

Tomacita Cly-Butler
Grade 4

David Hawley
Grade 4

Michelle Lantz
Grade 4

Elizabeth Marsh
Grade 4

Electives

Todd Cashion
Health and Fitness

Rennell Gilmore
PE

Violet Harvey
Dine Language and Culture

Skionwiio Hemlock
Art

SLaVerne Tsosie
Dine Language and Culture

ESS

Judy Anagal
ESS

Teri Parrish
ESS

Support Staff

Rochelle Chester
Technical Assistant

Lenora Begay
Speech Aide

Samantha Harrison
Tech Aide

Charlene Kee
Speech Aide

Custodial Staff

Kendall Begay
Custodian

Jennie Begay
Custodian - Site Leader

Emily Cooke
Custodian

James Redhouse
Custodian