Poleyestewa joins ranks at Hopi Jr./Sr. High, looking to make difference

| January 4, 2017

By Stan Bindell • Navajo-Hopi Observer

POLACCA, Ariz. –Laurel Poleyestewa, who will take her seat on the Hopi Jr/Sr High School (HJSHS) Governing Board in January, said she wants to make sure the school has a curriculum, make sure that the teachers are certified and see how the budget relates to students’ needs.

Poleyestewa, who worked at HJSHS for 24 years, left at the end of last school year because she felt that the administration at that time did not support her role as an academic counselor. The administration has since changed. She worked 13 years as a teacher and 11 years as an academic counselor at HJSHS. She now works at Keams Canyon Elementary School as an academic counselor.

“I am excited and looking forward to the challenge that I will be facing,” she said.

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