Greetings 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.
Sophia Begody, Tuba City Elementary School Principal