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Navajo Nation Board of Education members with former Navajo Nation President Pet

About the Board:

The Navajo Nation Board of Education is an 11-member board made up of elected members and members appointed by the Office of the Navajo Nation President.

The Board was established through the Diné Sovereignty in Education Act of 2005. The Board is empowered to do all things necessary and proper to carry out its responsibilities under Title 10, Navajo Nation Code.

The Board oversees the operations of schools under its jurisdiction and exercises regulatory functions and duties over Navajo educational programs.

Appointed Representatives

(Terms Ending January 2025)

Dr. Pauletta White

President, Administrator Representative

Joan Gray

Parent Representative

Andrea Thomas

Vice President, Teacher Representative

Emerson John

Traditional Navajo Culture

Dr. Henry Fowler

Traditional Navajo Culture

Spencer Willie

Parent Representative

Elected Representatives

(Terms Ending January 2027)

Nadine M. Chatto

Secretary, Eastern Agency

Mary E. Begay

Chinle Agency

Sharon A. Todacheenie

Fort Defiance Agency


Western Agency

Freda K. Nells

Northern Agency

Agenda & Public Comment Deadlines


Meeting guests who an discussion item or public comment time added to the Regular Meeting agenda at must submit the completed form by the designated date prior to the meeting.

For more information including the agenda request form, contact Matthew Tso at  

Agenda Requests & Public Comments due date: For NNBOE Meeting:
May 24, 2023 June 2, 2023
June 28, 2023 July 6, 2023
July 26, 2023 August 3, 2023
August 30, 2023 September 7, 2023
September 27, 2023 October 5, 2023
October 25, 2023 November 2, 2023
November 29, 2023 December 7, 2023

Board of Education –
Scheduled Meetings

June 14, 2023 9:00 am, NNBOE Special Board Meeting, Virtual on Zoom (View agenda)

June 15, 2023 9:00 am, NNBOE Special Board Meeting, Virtual on Zoom (View agenda)

(Location, time subject to change upon Board vote)