Electives

Choir

Mr. Collard- Department Head
Courses: Choir and Guitar
Department: Electives Department, includes Foreign Languages, Navajo Language, Art, Music, P.E, JROTC, FACS, Business, AG Woodshop, Drivers Ed, Credit Recovery, and Health.

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Agriculture

Lane Gallaher
Courses: AG Mechanics, Animal/Plant Science, Metal Fabrication, AG, Leadership/Communication, Intro to AG Science
Department: Agriculture
Club Sponsor: FFA

Agricultural Ed. I
This is an Introductory course in the basics in Agriculture and in Farm Mechanics.
Agricultural Ed. II
Considerable emphasis will be placed on leadership development, public speaking and supervised farming and work-experience programs.
Agricultural Ed. III
There will be greater emphasis on farm machinery operation and repairs.
Agricultural Ed. IV
Explores the concepts taught in Ag. III, but is more extensive.
Agriculture Mechanics I
This course deals primarily with welding and project construction.
Agriculture Mechanics II
This course is a continuation of Agriculture Mechanics I.
Advanced Ag. Mechanics Course
This course is an advanced continuation of Agriculture Mechanics II.
General Industrial Arts I
Introduction to tools and machines in manufacturing related to occupations, general safety and career exploration it includes electricity, wood work, metal work, plastics and power technology.

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Art

Shirley Pelot
Courses: Art
Years teaching: 18 years
College: Texas Wesleyan University and University of Wisconis, River Falls
Degree: BA in art from Texas Wesleyan University

"Being a cowgirl, she chooses mostly western themes in her artwork. Also, I'm a watercolor artist myself."

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Band

Deanna Stevens
Courses: Music Appreciation, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band
Years teaching: 1 year
College: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Degree: Degree in Music Education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies: Playing music, Running, Hiking, Reading, and Photography

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Business

Lisa Lucero
Courses: Web Design I-II, Computer Programming, Business Computer Applications, Computer Graphics, Personal Business and Finance
Club Sponsor: Advisor for Business Professionals of America
Years teaching: 25 years
College: Fort Lewis College & New Mexico State University
Degree: Business Administration (BA) & Education Curriculum and Instruction (MA)

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Cheryl Stahl
Courses: Keyboarding, Accounting and Yearbook
Years teaching: 31 years
College: New Mexico State University & Grand Canyon University
Degree: (BS) Secondary Business Education & Master of Education Curriculum Instruction Technology
Hobbies:Scrapbooking and spending free time with family.

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Credit Recovery

John Zecca
Courses: Credit Recovery, Dual-Credit Courses
Department: Credit Recovery
Club Sponsor: Student Council
Coaches: Girls Basketball
Years Teaching: 15 years
Degree: Criminal Justice and Secondary Education
College: New Mexico State University
Hobbies: Sports, motorcycling, and being in the outdoors.

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College Success

Barb Cummins
Courses: College Success I and II, Advisement, ACT Prep, Gifted and Talented
Years teaching: 17 years
Degree: M. Ed (Adams State), Teaching/ Bachelors (Fort Lewis)
College: Adams State and Fort Lewis College
Hobbies: Music, Gardening, Grandkids

"I'm so excited to be teaching back in New Mexico."

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Driver's Ed

Cody Gilmore
Courses: Driver's Ed
Coaches: Football and Softball
Years teaching: 4 years
College: Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Recreation
Hobbies: Golfing, Fishing, and spending time with family

Driver's Ed. Requirements: Must be 15 years old at the time the class starts. (1st or 2nd semester class = 1/2 Credit)

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Family And Consumer Science

Donna Yazzie
Courses: Child Development, Prostart I and II, Fashion Design, Basic Foods, Nutrition
Hobbies: Sewing/quilting, knitting, crocheting, plastic canvas, reading, cooking
Years Teaching: 34 1/2 years teaching
Degree: B.S. Home Economics-Secondary and MA Curriculum & Instruction
College: New Mexico State, Arizona State University, Nm Tech
Coaching/club sponsor: FCCLA(Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America)

"I totally missed teaching FACS and I love my High School Students"

Child Development
This year we'll begin with dating, relationships, courtship, marriage, then children, including career oriented training about learning to work with young children in day care programs. Geared towards training future child care providers.

Pro-Start Year 1
First and second semester concentrates on learning about restaurants operations, management, cooking, sanitation and safety. Advance foods class study. $20 lab fee.

Pro-Start Year 2
Leads to National certification, year 1. Taking National test recommended. Year 2 of National certification program must have year 1 as a prerequisite. Concentrates on upper level restaurant management, upper level food preparation techniques. Must complete both years to receive certification. This classed is placed on the job (optional) to complete certification. Taking national test recommended for year 2 and job experience (425 hours).

Fashion Design
Concentrates on basics of fashion design, clothing, and quilting construction.

Nutrition
Basic foods concept class related to diet, nutrition, wellness and how it applies to your life. Basic cooking skills and lab fee $10.

Basic Foods
Concepts related to surviving on your own and preparing food to fit nutrional needs. This includes eating on a budget, planning meals and cooking experiences.

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Foreign Language

Leonel Camacho
Courses: Spanish I, II, III, IV
Years teaching: 9 years
Coaches: Golf
College: San Juan College and New Mexico Highlands University
Degree: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, level 2 license
Hobbies: Southern Baptist Minister and owns a small family produce business

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SPANISH 1: Non- speakers of Spanish. Students will learn from the book Spanish for Mastery 1. Students begin at chapter 1 Bienvenidos and end with Chapter 6 Nuestras diversiones. As they complete each chapter, they also work out of the workbook. The teacher helps them review for a test by having them create cards and then playing bingo, without the text book.

SPANISH 2: The students will begin from where they left off the year before. They still work out of the textbook Spanish for Mastery 1. They will begin with Chapter 7- Los Secretos de una buena presentacion and finish the textbook with chapter 10- Dia a Dia

Barbara Sorenson
Courses: Navajo I, II, III, IV, Navajo Studies, and Navajo Government
Years teaching: 17 years
College: Fort Lewis College & New Mexico Highlands University
Degree: B.A. degree from Fort Lewis College, and a Masters degree from New Mexico Highlands University
Hobbies: Gardening, Watching Good Movies, Traveling/Sightseeing, Rug Weaving, Photography, and spending time with family and grand kids.

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NAVAJO 1: Non- speakers of Navajo. will learn basic vocabulary and phrases, learn the mechanics of writing the Navajo language, and to read simple Navajo text. Navajo speakers will learn the mechanics of Navajo composition, and begin to read and write Navajo text of increasing complexity. All students will practice speaking the Navajo language.

NAVAJO 2: The students will refine speaking, reading and writing the Navajo language. Productions may include video, drama, short stories, and poetry. Advanced students will continue use of Navajo Language in communications.

Health Ed.

Karl Siozon
Courses: Health
Years teaching: 12 years
College: Liceo de Cagayan University, Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Cebu Normal University
Degree: Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, and a Diploma for Special Education.
Hobbies: Reading and jogging.

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Physical Ed.

Greg Jenks
Courses: Weight Training
Coaches: Football and Basketball
Years teaching: 9 years
College: Brigham Young University
Degree: Degree in Spanish and Teaching at Brigham Young University
Hobbies: Spending time with his family and sports

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John Sandoval
Courses: P.E.
Coaches: Football and Wrestling
Years teaching: 6 years
College: University of New Mexico
Degree: Bachelors of Science and Elementary Education at the University of New Mexico
Hobbies: Playing with his sons and loving his wife.

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Woodshop

Walter Eaton
Courses: Woodworking

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Video Production

Jordan Bennett-Begaye
Courses: Journalism, Video Production I and II, Drama/Theatre
Club Sponsor: Journalism Club and Dine Club
Years Teaching: 1 year
Degree: Master of Arts in Magazine, Newspaper, and Journalism, Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training
College: Fort Lewis College, Syracuse University, SI Newhouse School of Public Communications
Hobbies: Reading Magazines, Writing for Magazines, Working Out, Watching Films, Traveling, Playing Volleyball

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This page was updated on September 26, 2017