Faculty and Staff


2023-2024 Staff

Executive Director 

Zane Rosette

K-5 Head of School

Stacey Coonsis

6-8 Head of School

Kellen V. Shelendewa

High School Head of School

Shannon Douma 

Faculty and Staff

2022-2023 Staff

K-8 Art Teacher: Ms. Gonzalez

Hello, I’m so excited to teach at NACA. I’ve been a NACA parent for 4 years and I really love the community here. This is my 10th year teaching in public education. I have a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Masters in Art Education. I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful art that our students make this year. You can check out their amazing art on our art class Instagram account https://instagram.com/naca_art.class?r=nametag

6th-7th Math Teacher: Mrs. Bubernak

Henrietta is a member of the Navajo Tribe—she is of the Red House Clan born for the Salt Clan.  She is originally from Shiprock, NM but has resided in Albuquerque for the last thirty years.  Henrietta received her Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico and has her Master's degree in Education from the University of Phoenix.  She holds a NM teacher license for K-8 and has taught both in elementary and middle school levels.  During her 14 years of teaching, she has had the privilege of being a mentor teacher, a lead teacher, and a science coordinator.  Henrietta believes our Native youth should have every opportunity to have a well-balanced and well-informed education both academically and culturally.  She has dedicated her career to help support Native students to embrace and practice their culture while preparing them academically for success. 
5th Grade Educational Assistant
Hello, my name is Roxanne Torres. I am an upper elementary Educational Assistant. I have been working at NACA as an EA since 2019. I am a NACA Alumni from the graduating class of 2013. The years that I have worked at NACA I have worked with 3rd, 4th, and 5thgrades. I am also from the pueblo of Jemez. After I graduated from NACA I tried to figure out how to give back to my NACA community. And there was no better way to do that than becoming an Educational Assistant. So here I am! Go NACA Elementary!! 


Kara Bobroff is Navajo/Lakota and was raised in Albuquerque. She began her educational career teaching behaviorally disordered middle school students in Albuquerque. She served as Assistant Principal in APS at a low-income urban school for two years and for four years at a “Distinguished School” in Marin County, CA.  As principal of Newcomb Middle School in 2003-2004, Kara worked with 250 Navajo students and seven different reservation communities in New Mexico. When she became Principal in 2003, Newcomb Middle School was recognized for its academic achievement by the local school board.

Kara was recently identified as one of the “Best Emerging Social Entrepreneurs” in the country and awarded a national Echoing Green Fellowship to establish NACA as one of the first urban academies to support language, culture, health and college preparation for youth. Through her work, NACA has been selected as the first “Collaborative Charter” in the state of New Mexico by the Albuquerque Public School District.

Kara received her Master’s in Special Education and an Ed.S in Educational Administration as a Danforth Scholar from the University of New Mexico. As a graduate of Albuquerque Public Schools and UNM, Kara has used her professional training and experience in public education to develop thoughtful curricula, rigorous academic standards and real partnerships with parents and communities. Her role models represent a long line of educators such as her family, colleagues and gifted mentors. She hopes that NACA can provide students with what great teachers and mentors have provided her along the way.