Average Teacher Salaries

Districts must prominently display on their website the average salary for all teachers employed in the previous year and the average for the current year, including the dollar and percentage increase for teachers employed in the current year.

  •  Average Teacher Salary FY 2019: $59,103

  • Average Teacher Salary FY 2020: $62,333

  • Increase in Average Teacher Salary from the Prior Year: $3,230

  • Percentage Increase: 5%

  • Average Teacher Salary FY 2020: $62,333

  • Average Teacher Salary FY 2021: $63,243

  • Average Teacher Salary FY 2022: $64,240

  • Increase in Average Teacher Salary from the Prior Year: $997

  • Percentage Increase: 1% 

  • 2022 AG spending report

  • Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2023 $65,061

  • Increase in Average Teacher Salary from the Prior Year:$3,347

  • Percentage increase: 5.4%

Core Values

  • Respect - we build healthy relationships through Ké and acceptance among all students, teachers, staff, parents, and community.

  • Responsibility - we maintain high academic expectations and commitment to empower all students to develop grit, independence, and become lifelong learners.

  • Trust - we exemplify integrity and ethics to promote teamwork within a safe learning environment.

  • Empathy and patience - we empathize and exercise patience, which results in the happiness of all students, parents, and community.

  • Communication and innovation ‐ we consistently exchange information with students, parents, community, and staff to embrace innovation.

Belief Statements

We believe:

  • As a district, we have a common goal of shared responsibility among students, parents, staff, and community to ensure student achievement.

  • We shall share the responsibility for building strong relationships, educational foundations, and supportive environments for all stakeholders.

  • Our school system is accountable to our community.

  • Open, honest, and transparent communication fosters credibility, mutual understanding, and trust.

  • Our students, staff, and all stakeholders deserve respect.

  • All students are capable of learning.

Vision Statement

Excellence. Every Student, Every Day.

Kayenta Unified School District


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!

Message from the Superintendent

August 9, 2022

Thank you for enrolling your student with KUSD 27.  This is the start of a recovery process for the interrupted learning many of the students experienced due to COVID-19 and the less-than-ideal learning environments of virtual learning.  In addition, the students have experienced trauma because of social and emotional issues that interfere with learning.  Both the social and emotional learning experiences are necessary parts of the whole child actively learning. 

However, this is the time for all partners of the district to actively contribute to the tremendous responsibility of helping the students become engaged learners.  Students, teachers, parents, teaching assistants, counselors, social workers, principals and others have the knowledge and experience to make a positive difference.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.  Developing a positive relationship with all partners will allow the students to quickly recover and realize their potential.

School safety is an ongoing issue not only for COVID-19, but community issues as well.  An initiative the district has initiated is the “see something, say something” process.  Keeping the students is the responsibility of all partners.  Remind your students to report to an adult in the school any information that may compromise safety in the school.  Parents and family members are also strongly encouraged to report concerns about safety issues in the community that may have a negative impact on the school.  The schools need your help.

This is our year.  There are three major initiatives in our district.  The Beyond Textbook Curriculum Framework, the Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS), and the Professional Learning Community process will allow district teachers to support the students to make up the learning that was interrupted by COVID-19.  Learning opportunities for employees will be in place to ensure the skills to help students is in place. 

We only anticipate a great year for all partners of the district.

Thank you,


Lemual B. Adson
KUSD 27 Superintendent