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About DLES

Our Motto

At DLES We Are:

Preparing Students for Success in a Changing World

Our Goals
Goal 1: All schools will increase student achievement, to exceed State Standards, and become Excelling Schools.
Goal 2: Parental Partnerships will be strengthened at each school (Board Approved: August 6, 2008).
Our Vision

At Dzil Libei Elementary School, our vision is to inspire a passion for learning and to create innovative thinkers who will be successful in their future endeavors.

Our Personal Bookshelf

Sophia Begody


Louise Badonie


Diana Saganey

K-1 teacher

Lucy LaMesa

2nd-3rd Grade Teacher

Natalie Tsinnijinnie

4th-5th Grade Teacher

Mariah Billy

Navajo Language Teacher

Tami Dugi

ESS teacher

Kris Cole

Speech Pathologist

Hello Parents and Guardians,

It is with great pride and excitement to introduce myself as the incoming principal of Dzil Libei Elementary School. It is truly an honor to become a part of the Dzil Libei family. I come to you with 17 years of experience as an educator; however, I come from a family of educators, so I have been around this profession all my life. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of culture and education! I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Dzil Libei Elementary School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by those educators before me by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We will focus on the use of data to drive instruction and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all student achievement.

As your Principal, I believe my main responsibility is to put our teachers in the best possible position to succeed, as they will in turn put our children in the best possible position to succeed. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.

I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Dzil Libei meet their goals and have a successful school year!


Jerilyn Tsinigine,
Dzil Libei Elementary School Principal
(928) 283-1082

Contact Us

Dzil Libei Elementary School Office Hours – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Main Office Telephone: 928.283.1080
Louise Badoni, Secretary,
Jerilyn Tsinigine, Principal, 928.283.1082


Please contact your child’s teacher everyday.

Other ways attendance counts: Must make contact with your child’s teacher:

-Synchronous – Instructional Zoom Meetings
-Electronic communication: Schoology, Class Dojo, email, phone call to the school, or text.
-Submission of Learning Opportunity Packets
-Parent attestation form of time spent on educational activities assignment by the school.


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