Welcome to Kayenta Elementary School

Home of the Broncos

Welcome to the online home of the Broncos! Our elementary school in northern Arizona serves kindergarten through fourth grade students in the community of Kayenta. Kayenta has been a wonderful place to live and learn for decades, but our school has come a long way from the little, one-room schoolhouse in 1940. That little building, near the Kayenta Trading Post, could only serve 26 students. Today, you can hear the sounds of over 600 happy children engaged in learning every time you walk through our doors!

We invite you to spend a few moments browsing our new site. Here you will be able to find information about school events, menus, after-school activities, parental involvement, and many other items of interest. Let us know if you have additional questions; we look forward to serving you!

A Message from Our Principal

Greetings! Ya’at’ééh!

My name is Dr. Maria del Carmen Moffett. I come from Saint Michaels, Arizona. I am Mexican-born for Many Goats clan. My clans include Mexican and Mexican-People clans. I am of Mexican and Navajo descent. My father is originally from Leupp, Arizona, and my mother is from Mexico. I was raised in San Diego, California, and I have been living in New Mexico and Arizona for the last 25 years. I started my career in Tohatchi, New Mexico, where I served 11 years as a teacher and principal. After that, I worked at the central office level in Gallup as Director of Federal Programs, Director of Indian Education, Director of Special Education, and Director of Johnson-O’Malley Program/Parent Involvement.

I am excited to be here at Kayenta Elementary School. I am looking forward in meeting the entire staff, students, parents and community members. I look forward in meeting you soon.

As you know, we are still experiencing challenging times with COVID-19. I am sure you will receive information regarding the reopening of our school. We ask you that you have patience as we begin the processes necessary to continue providing the best education of our children. We appreciate your understanding.  

Welcome to a new school year! Ahe’hee!

Dr. Maria del Carmen Moffett

Dr. Maria del Carmen Moffett