Our Mission "The Piñon Elementary School community actively seeks knowledge and offers support to achieve maximum potential of each stakeholder through collaboration, preparation, responsibility, respect, and pride in their school and themselves."

The Piñon Elementary School community actively seeks knowledge and offers support to achieve maximum potential of each stakeholder through collaboration, preparation, responsibility, respect, and pride in their school and themselves.  

Our Vision

The Piñon Elementary School community values ownership of learning as a life-long process by providing a positive and safe learning environment. The environment embodies respect, accountability, pride, and value in self-identity and culture.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Roseyphena Sells
Principal

Elouise Denny
Assistant Principal

Karen Shonie
Instructional Coach

Desiree Johnson
Receptionist

Jerrald Begay
Secretary

Mathilda Denny
Student Records Specialist

Vacant
Student Support Facilitator

Tamara Yazzie
School Nurse

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Yá’át’ééh! The students and staff of Piñon Elementary School welcome you to our online home. We belong to the community of Piñon located in the Navajo Nation of northeastern Arizona.

Piñon Elementary serves students in preschool through fifth grade in Piñon and the surrounding communities of Hard Rock, Forrest Lake, Whippoorwill, Blue Gap, Cottonwood, Low Mountain, and Black Mesa.

We hope you will use our website as a tool to help you stay up-to-date with everything we have going on. Visit our News and Calendar pages often to stay in the loop.

THE SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER

  1. Trustworthiness - Integrity, honesty, promise keeping, and loyalty

  2. Respect - Treat others as you want to be treated, with courtesy, autonomy, and dignity. Show respect at all times to everyone. Respect the building. Do not write on the walls; let an adult know if you see any vandalism because everyone must work together to keep our school beautiful.

  3. Responsibility - Don’t blame others for your mistakes. Choose your actions carefully. Take responsibility for everything you do; it is your duty. Accountability. Pursue excellence.

  4. Fairness – Know that fair doesn’t mean equal. Impartiality. Openness. Consistency.

  5. Caring – Kindness. Compassion. Empathy.

  6. Citizenship & Community – Lawfulness (follow the rules). Be good and show decency. Take care of the environment. Know and respect your community.