TRANSITION TEAM

LIST OF PRIMARY MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES

Established by the Hopi Education Code, the Transition Team is a Team of Hopi education professionals, administrators, and teachers working together to assist and facilitate

the transition to the unified Hopi School System.  

If you are interested in joining the Transition Team, please contact Dr. Noreen Sakiestewa, at NSakiestewa@hopi.nsn.us.

Key:  ALT = Alternate

HOPI SCHOOL PRINCIPALS:

Robert Tollefson, MDS

Lorrie Harding, HBCS

TeJay Montgomery, HDS

Kimberly Thomas, SMDS

Alma Sinquah, FMES

George Waybenais, KCES

Alban Naha, Interim Superintendent and Junior High School Principal, HJSHS

Lynn Fredericks, High School Principal, HJSHS

TEACHERS:

Renee Paxson 

LaVonne Honyouti

Rachael Talayumptewa

Samuel Tenakhongva (ALT)

Charlene Youvella (ALT)

Anjanette Sahmea (ALT)

HOPILAVAYI TEACHER:

Bernita Duwahoyeoma

Dr. Sheila Nicholas (ALT)

PARENTS:

Ruby Ann Faye Starks

Deloria Jean Lomawaima (ALT)

Vell Joshevama-Davis (ALT)

Hannah Honani (ALT)

EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION

TEACHERS/PROFESSIONALS:

Dr. Melba Martin

VACANCY (ALT)

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION:

Emma Talashoma

VACANCY (ALT)

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR:

Dr. Darold Harmon Joseph

Dr. Jeremy Garcia (ALT)

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE:

Garlyn Navakuku

Shawn Duane Tootsie (ALT)

TRANSPORTATION: 

Dickson Silas

VACANCY (ALT)

HUMAN RESOURCES: 

VACANCY

Kayla Lomayestewa (ALT)

BUSINESS MANAGER: 

Joan Duran

Marilyn Lomahaftewa (ALT)

DIRECTOR OF HOPI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:

Laverne Reyes Dallas

DIRECTOR OF HOPI SOCIAL SERVICES:

Lorencita Joshweseoma

HOPI LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES: 

Jarvis Qumyintewa

Erin Cruz (ALT)

SECURITY SERVICES:

Matthew Duran

Tanya Steele (ALT)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

Timothy A. Sahneyah

Joshua Tsinnijinnie (ALT)

FOOD SERVICES:

Emily V. Mutz

Jeremy Siweumptewa (ALT)