Dear Community Members, Parents and Students:
As the new Principal of Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School, it has been my sincere pleasure and honor to become a member of this great community. Tse’ Gai enjoys a rich history of cultural excellence that is the result of a collegial partnership between the school staff, parents, and community members who provide a diversity of experiences for our students. I had the privilege of teaching at Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School during the spring 2013 semester and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Principal for the 2013-14 school year. I am truly humbled to be appointed to this position and I am looking forward to working with the Tse’ Gai staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Before coming to Gallup McKinley County Schools, I served in Oklahoma City Public Schools for twenty-two years. I held the positions of teacher, principal, and central office administrator. I am very excited to be a part of the Tse’ Gai family and to closely work with everyone to make our school even better.
My greatest initiative is to provide instructional leadership that will result in each student graduating on time prepared for success in post-secondary education and a career. The educational program must be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to Navajo language and culture, and provide extracurricular and co-curricular activities that engage students. I am personally committed to learning and supporting Navajo language and culture. Community members, parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators have an important roles in supporting our children. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society. Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School, I am confident we can make our school an even a better place for our students to learn and grow.
I welcome the opportunity to visit with you regarding concerns or suggestions you may have on how we can better serve our students. You may reach me at the school numbers listed above or call my home phone number – 505.655.3312. My home address is 5A Warrior Drive at Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School. You are welcome to call my home number or stop by Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School or my home anytime.
Brian Staples, Principal