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Sophia Begody - TCES PrincipalGreetings TCES Families,

I would like to introduce myself as the appointed principal at Tuba City Elementary School. My name is Sophia Begody and I am originally from Tuba City, Az. My maternal clan is Red House, I am born for Edgewater, my maternal grandfather’s clan is Bitterwater, and my paternal grandfather’s clan are the Reed People. I have attended the Tuba City Unified School District from grades K-12 and a proud alumna of the Tuba City High School Warriors. I have been an educator within our school district for 15 years total. Eleven of those years were spent in the classroom and serving in leadership positions as a teacher.

My educational leadership journey began back at Eagles’ Nest Intermediate School under the supervision of Dr. Justin Roberson in 2012. I eventually applied for graduate school and completed in December of 2016. My mentorship continued with Dr. Roberson during my first four years of principalship at Dzil Libei and Tsinaabaas Habitiin Elementary Schools.

I would like to add that there are so many great educators within our school district, past and present, who contributed to my success. Tuba City Elementary School, formally known as Tuba City Primary School has such a long history of honorable leaders, teachers and support staff, I am humbled to be a part in carrying on the tradition of all before me.

I should probably mention my three blessings, who are my children: Christian, Justiss, and JT, all who are proud Tuba City High School Warrior alumni, as well. I am delighted give credit to them for instilling motivation and perseverance in me for going above and beyond the limits I set for myself. With that, I have instilled the importance of education into their hearts. I am excited to see where their paths lead them, as my own was a much unexpected one, regardless, I loved every bit of the journey.

Finally, I want to share that I embrace the loyalty and dedication of TCUSD very close to heart, especially to our students. I am confident in both my skill sets and dedication to the Tuba City Unified School District Culture and amongst our stakeholders. We will continue to build a rich and cultivating learning community at Tuba City Elementary School. I am eager to meet every student and family new and returning to the Tuba City Elementary School.

Kind Regards,

Sophia Begody, Tuba City Elementary School Principal

Front Desk

School Switchboard

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Begay, Jesse

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Begody, Sophia

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Calamity, Raquel

behavioral specialist

Geneeha, Rosemary

Data Clerk
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Johnson, Jayleen

Social Worker
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Numkena, Ernestine

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Tom, Theresa

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Watson Allison

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Teachers & Instructional Aides

Akee, Regina


Atene, Vonnie

5th Grade

Austin, Della

1st Grade

Begaye, Geoffrey

Instructional Aide

Begaye, Maxine

Instructional Aide

Begay, Vanessa

4th Grade

Calayag, Nellie

4th Grade

Clark, Marie


Hemstreet, Gabriella

Instructional Aide

Holliday, Bernise


Jim, Veronica

5th Grade

Joe, Felicite

3rd Grade

Kewanwytewa, Darlene

Instructional Aide

Lee Royd

Navajo Language

McCloskey, Sheryl

1st Grade

Multine, Genevieve

Instructional Aide

Nockideneh, Kayli

5th Grade

Oira, Regine

3rd Grade

Parrish, Lois

1st Grade

Phillips, Corileen

3rd Grade

Robbins, Susie

Navajo Language

Ruiz, Myleene

5th Grade

Store, Susie

Navajo Lnguage

Taquiso, Jasmin

4th Grade

Tso, Violet

Navajo Language

Williams, Brittany

3rd Grade

Williams, Caitlin


Yazzie, Arlita

2nd Grade

Yazzie, Evelyn M.

4th Grade

Yazzie, Taylor

1st Grade
ESS Teachers & Support Staff

Atene, Lucy

ESS Support

Gaseoma, Vivian

ESS Support

Johnson, Deloria

ESS Support

Kee, Rosina

ESS Instructional Aide

Timeche, Desiree

ESS Teacher
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Tsinnijinnie, Audrey

ESS Support

Vasquez-Cody Sharon

ESS Teacher
P: 928-283-1020 Ext: 2119

Williams, Frances

ESS Support

Woody, Melissa

ESS Support

Yazzie, Carolyn

ESS Support
Our Pledge


At Tuba City Elementary,

we explore, dream, and discover as we achieve and succeed together.

ACT Statement

At Tuba City Elementary, we:

Are respectful and trustworthy
Care about each other
Take responsibility

Reach Statement

At Tuba City Elementary, teachers:

Reteach and Enrich
(occurs daily school-wide}

Ensure every minute counts
(engage all students)

Achieve success only when students learn
(assess standards regularly)

Come together as a team
(actively collaborate)

Have high expectations
(encourage students to excel)

Together our hearts beat as one
TCUSD #15 is unified in culture, technology and it’s commitment to education.
Every stakeholder is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal, cultural, civic excellence and to enrich the community.
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