Arizona Tribal Education Departments

Arizona Tribal Education Departments

Arizona has 22 Tribal Education Departments affiliated with each sovereign Tribe or Nation.  The university works closely with each Tribal Education Department to assist students with their tribal scholarship applications and to partner on recruitment and retention initiatives.


Ak-Chin Indian Community

Darlene Smith-Raibon, Education Director

(520) 568-1293

Cocopah Indian Tribe

Wynnie Ortega, Education Director

(928) 627-4973

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Michael Drennan, Education Director

(928) 669-8831

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Dr. Victoria Corlett, Education Director

(480) 789-7105

Fort Mojave Indian Tribe

Christina Cameron-Otero, Education Director

(928) 346-1121

Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe

Ora Lee Durand-Valisto, Education Director

(928) 920-1376

Gila River Indian Community

Isaac Salcido, Education Director

(520) 562-3662 ext. 236

Havasupai Tribe

Hopi Tribe

Noreen Sakiestewa, Education Director

(928) 734-3501

Hualapai Tribe

Lisa Puente Siyuja, Education Director

(928) 769-2200

Kaibab Band of Paiute

Amanda Bundy, Education Director

(928) 643-6025

Navajo Nation

Claudia Edgewater-Russell

Acting Superintendent of Schools sends e-mail)

(928) 871-7475

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Serina Preciado, Director, Department of Education

(520) 879-5064

Pueblo of Zuni

Bernadette Panteah, Education Director

(505) 782-5909

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Rebeca Ronstadt-Contreras, Higher Education Administrator

(480) 362-2540

San Carlos Apache Tribe

Flora Talas, Executive Director, Department of Education

(928) 475-2336

San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe

Carlene Yellowhair, Interim Education Director

(928) 212-9794

Tohono O'odham Nation

Patrick H. Andrews, Executive Director, Department of Education

(520) 383-8650

Tonto Apache Tribe

Belinda Guerra, Chairwoman of Education Committee

(928) 474-5000

White Mountain Apache Tribe

Derrick Leslie, Education Director

(928) 338-2572

Yavapai-Apache Nation

Lisa Sandoval, Higher Education Manager

(928) 649-7111

Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe

Deborah Salcedo, Education Director

(928) 515-7331