A Message from Elementary Head of School
Ms. Coonsis' Bio
Yá'át'ééh shik’éí dóóshidine’é. Shí éí Ms. Stacey Coonsis yinishyé. Tséńjíkiní nishłį́. Áshįįhi bashishchiin. Dził tł'ahnii dashicheii. Naasht' ézhi dashinalí. Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́.
Greetings NACA Students and Families!
My name is Ms. Coonsis and I represent the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo. I was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in the small community of Fort Defiance, Arizona. In my career as an educator, I have had the privilege of exclusively teaching in Indigenous communities by serving scholars in 4th-8th grade. I’m committed to being a lifelong learner; thus, I’m currently pursuing a master's degree in educational leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
I’m honored to serve as the Elementary Head of School. I'm also humbled to serve Native American Community Academy in this capacity because NACA welcomed me as a community member in 2011 as a student teacher, then in 2020 as a 4th-grade teacher. My transition from teacher to administrator is the embodiment of “Growing Together”. I intend to use NACA’s six Core Values and Mission Statement to drive the learning journey for our NACA Eaglets.
Ahéhee (Thank you)!