Human Resources

When you work in education, you are helping to shape the future. We are always accepting applications from caring, motivated individuals who wish to join our team of educators. If you believe you could be a good fit for our team, we welcome you to apply!

Online Application Process

Kayenta Unified School District No. 27 accepts online applications for employment throughout the year when vacancies are posted.

When you apply, please make sure you use your legal name. Required documents needed by the Human Resources Department and Business Office should match your legal name.

Please create an account online with a username and password. You will use this account to attach the following required documents with your online application:

  • Completed online application

  • Copy of your valid Arizona State Teaching Certificate

  • Copy of your valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card

  • Copy of your current college transcripts

  • Resume

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate (for those applying for classified employment positions)

You will receive consideration for openings in which you have indicated an interest and are certified and meeting the requirements to teach. You may update your file at any time online by logging into your account and go to your Profile.

Arizona State Teacher Certification

Out-of-state applicants and others without proof of certification are responsible for contacting the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to determine eligibility for Arizona certification. Please visit the ADE Educator Certification web page, or contact them using the information below.

Certification Office (new location)
100 North 15th Avenue        
Phoenix, AZ

(602) 542.4367

Tucson Office
400 West Congress Street #118
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 628.6326

Customer service windows are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please arrive by 4:00 p.m. for advisement and processing. All new applications for new certificates, approved areas, or endorsements will be placed in the queue and processed in the order they are received.

The quickest way to apply for certification is to apply online. All services may be completed online except for name changes, duplicate copy of a valid certificate, extensions for Alternative, Student Intern Certificates, International Certificates, and all Interim Administrative certificates.

Applications may be mailed to:

Arizona Department of Education - Certification Unit
P.O. Box 6490        
Phoenix, AZ 85005

Fingerprint Notice

Arizona Revised Statute 15-534 requires that "A person who is certified...shall maintain a valid fingerprint clearance card during the valid period of the person's certificate..." Fingerprint Clearance Cards are only valid for six years. We cannot permit certified employees who allow their card to lapse into the classroom, which affects pay.

It can take 10 weeks or more to renew your card, so it is extremely important to take care of your renewal well in advance of the expiration date. Certified staff can renew their card by bringing a $67.00 money order made payable to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, your ID card, and your social security card to the KUSD Administration Building. To make an appointment, please contact Lena Tsosie by phone at (928) 697-2027.

KUSD will only roll fingerprints for current District employees.

Salary and Pay Schedules

Human Resources Staff

Dr. Jacqueline Holiday
Executive Director of Human Resources

Sandy Y. Tsosie
Human Resource Assistant

Lena Tsosie
Administrative Benefits Clerk

Charmayne John
District Receptionist