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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!!

My name is Sophia Begody and this will be my second year as the principal at Tuba City Elementary School.  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 16 years total. Eleven of those years were spent in the classroom and serving in leadership positions as a teacher.

I am looking forward to seeing our students in-person this year.  We have so much to look forward to, just to name a few…we have onboarded a few new teachers, new staff, we have a new soccer field, and new programs.  We have also adopted a new vision, mission, and motto.  Just as our mission states, we will strive to be transparent, compassionate, and positive.  Cultivating our students and families is essential to growing and sustaining our future through our students.  I ask that you join in this mission and to help us help our future Warriors.

I should probably mention my three blessings, who are my children: Christian, Justiss, and Justin, all who are proud Tuba City High School Warrior alumni, as well. I am delighted to 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 skills set 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

P: 928-283-1020


P: 928-679-0148


P: 928-283-1020 Ext: 2103

Begody, Sophia

P: 928-283-1032

Calamity, Raquel

Behavioral Specialist

Geneeha, Rosemary

Data Clerk
P: 928-283-1085
F: 928-283-1209

Johnson, Jayleen

Social Worker
928-283-1020 Ext: 1022

Tom, Theresa

P: 928-283-1030
F: 928-283-1210
Teachers & Instructional Aides

Akee, Regina

1st Grade

Atene, Vonnie

4th Grade

Austin, Della

1st Grade

Begaye, Geoffrey

Instructional Aide

Begaye, Maxine

Instructional Aide

Begay, Vanessa

4th Grade

Blackhair, Emerald

2nd Grade

Calayag, Nellie

4th Grade

Clark, Marie


Curry, Victoria

5th Grade

Hemstreet, Gabriella

Instructional Aide

Holliday, Bernise


Hoover, Xandolyn

3rd Grade

Jim, Veronica

4th Grade/Literacy Coach

Kewanwytewa, Darlene

Instructional Aide

Lafferty, Susan

5th Grade

Lee, Rhonda


Masayesva, Esther

2nd Grade

McCloskey, Sheryl

2nd Grade

Multine, Genevieve

Instructional Aide

Nockideneh, Kayli

5th Grade

Oira, Regine

3rd Grade

Phillips, Corileen

3rd Grade

Posey, Terry

2nd Grade

Williams, Brittany

3rd Grade

Williams, Caitlin

1st Grade

Yazzie, Arlita

2nd Grade

Yazzie, Evelyn M.

4th Grade
Specials Teachers & Aides

Adson Marvella

ESS Instructional Aide

Atene, Lucy

ESS Instructional Aide

Begay, Derek


Begay, Ernestine


Ferrer, Maria


Jim, Veronica

4th Grade/Literacy Coach

Kanaswood, Kelley

ESS Instructional Aide

Lee, Royd

Navajo Language

McCabe, Phillip


Nockideneh, Louise

PEEP Instructional Aide

Parrish, Lois


Robbins, Susie

Navajo Language

Sloan, Pherfelia

PEEP Instructional Aide

Store, Susie

Navajo Language

Talayumptewa-Peshlakai, Ronya


Timeche, Desiree


Tsinnijinnie, Audrey

ESS Instructional Aide

Tso, Violet

Navajo Language

Vasquez-Cody Sharon


Williams, Frances

ESS Instructional Aide

Woody, Melissa

ESS Instructional Aide

Yazzie, Carolyn

ESS Instructional Aide

Begay, Jesse

P: 928-283-1020

Watson Allison

P: 928-283-1020
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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