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Meet Our Staff

Donavan P. Yazzie
Director of Finance 
 Donavan Yazzie is the Director of Finance for the Central Consolidated School District, CCSD.  He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, from Western New Mexico University with a Masters in Special Education, and from the University of New Mexico with a Eds. in Administration.  Mr. Yazzie currently holds four licenses with the New Mexico Public Education Department.  These include a School Business Official, PreK-12 Administrative license, PreK-12 Special Education, and a K-8 Elementary. He also holds a Chief Procurement Officer Certification with the New Mexico State Purchasing Division. 


Mr. Yazzie has been working in field of education since 2008 and worked in numerous roles which include a teacher, an instructional coach, a dean of students, an assistant principal, and a Human Resource Director. Prior to working in education, he was business manager in the automotive industry for 5 years and worked in the field of business and accounting since 2001. 

On his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and love ones. It is his pleasure to serve the community.  He is grateful for being able to work for CCSD, and to give back to the district that started his path to education. 

Herbie Clichee
Business Coordinator
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Yá’át’ééh!  My name is Herbie Clichee, I've been with CCSD for nine years.  I hold a BA in Business Administration, MBA in Management, Level II Business License and a Procurement Certificate.  As the Business Coordinator, I work with School and Department Support staff to provide assistance with Operational and Impact Aid budget reporting and compliance.  Additional responsibilities include Fixed Asset and Construction in Progress reporting.  I believe in sharing my expertise to give the educators of our district the tools needed to provide the best opportunities for our students.

Christi Walter
Purchasing Supervisor
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Ya’at’44h. My name is Christi Walter.  I am of the Tl’11shch7’7 clan, born for the T0tsohnii clan. My maternal grandfathers are of the Bit’ahnii clan and my paternal grandfathers are of the Dib4 {izhini clan.  I’ve had the opportunity to work with CCSD for ten years. I hold a BA in Business Administration, a Level I Business License and a NM Procurement Certificate. As the Purchasing Supervisor, the guidance and support I provide in collaboration with the district departments and schools includes acquisitions of goods and services in compliance with NM Procurement Codes and federal regulations. I appreciate working with the staff of CCSD and use my skills to assist in every effort to meet the needs of our district and stakeholders. Outside of work, I spend a considerable amount of time with my family enjoying biking, camping, traveling, gardening and other activities.

Shannon Vigil
Finance Specialist, Accounts Payable
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This is my 27th year with Central Consolidated Schools.  I started as a bus driver, then worked in the warehouse before transferring to the Finance department.  I am a lifelong Kirtland resident and most importantly, a mother and a grandmother.  

Sandra Ration 
Accounts Receivable/Facility Use Clerk
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Sandra Ration has worked many years at Central Consolidated School District. Currently, Ms. Ration handles all the deposits and Facility Use request for the district.

Lucille Begay
Finance Specialist - General Accounting

 I am currently employed within the CCSD Finance Department as a General & Grants Accounting Specialist.  Prior to my employment at CCSD, I’ve worked for several educational organizations, such as Dine College, Rock Point Community School and Shiprock Associated Schools, Inc. as a Business Manager/Finance Director and at Navajo Technical University as a Grants & Contracts Director.  After a brief retirement in 2013, I decided to continue my employment here with CCSD Finance Department.  As of this year, I’ve worked for a total of 48 years.  Hopefully, I will make 50 years.

I am a graduate of Shiprock High and Fort Lewis College.  I am of the Dziltl’ahnii clan, born for TsinSikaadnii, and Ashiihi and Ta’chii’nii are my grandparents.  I am married and have children, grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Dom Atcitty
Finance Specialist - Grants
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Domonique C. Atcitty is the Finance Specialist for Central Consolidated School District. Domonique graduated from Shiprock High School and enrolled and graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University with an  Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

Mr. Atcitty has been working with Central Consolidated School District for 3 years and provides technical and administrative support in the field of grant management and procurement for the district to ensure compliance of state and federal regulations. Mr. Atcitty holds a Chief Procurement Officer Certification with the New Mexico State Purchasing Division.

In his free time, Domonique enjoys running, camping, hiking, hunting, being outdoors and being with family and friends. 

Lucy Jackson
Finance Specialist - Grants
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Yá'át'ééh, Shí éí Lucy Jackson yinishyé, Lok'aa'dine'e nishlii, Todich'ii'nii bashaschiin, Kiyaa'aanii dashicheii, Naakai dine'e dashinalii. Tó Dínéeshzhee' déénaashá.  I am the Grant Finance Specialist for CCSD. Prior to coming to CCSD I worked at Kayenta Unified School for 20 years.  I reside in Huerfano, New Mexico. My extra time is spent with my family and pursuing my educational goals.


Samantha Hatathle
Finance Specialist - Payroll
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My name is Samantha R. Hatathle, Payroll Specialist, in the Finance Department. I have been working for CCSD for 9 years. I began my career with one year at Tse Bit Ai Middle School and eight years within the Finance Department. I graduated from Shiprock High School. I attended college at Haskell Indian Nations University where I played basketball as well. I also attended Fort Lewis College. I earned Bachelor's degrees from FLC and Haskell. My priority after work is spending time with my husband and 4 children. 

Wanda Smith
Finance Specialist - Payroll
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Hi, my name is Wanda Smith. I have lived in Kirtland, NM most of my life and am a graduate of Kirtland Central High School. I have been with Central Consolidated Schools for more than 7 years total. I originally worked in the Data Department, for about 2.5 years, then later at Kirtland Middle School, as a Financial Secretary. I have been in the Finance Department for the last 4 years, working as a Payroll Specialist. I have over 25 years experience working in the Accounting/Bookkeeping field. I do enjoy my work, and my chosen field, however, spending time with my family (my hubby and 4 kids, and their spouses), is my favorite way to spend my time, when I’m not at the job site. I also enjoy traveling to see my kids and grandkids, in the various states around the country, in which they reside.

Mary H Begay
Finance Specialist - Administrative Support
Greetings.  My name is Mary Begay and I am the Administrative Support Specialist for the Finance Department.  I’ve been surrounded by all the great people of CCSD for over five years now first starting out in the Human Resources Department and now in Finance.  My work here is to provide assistance and great customer service to my colleagues as we work as a team in providing what is necessary from our department to fulfill the needs of our students here at CCSD.  Outside work, I love to visit new places, try new craft ideas, bake, and of course spend time with my family.  

Payroll Communications Process

First time communications with the Payroll office regarding issues or questions regarding an employee’s paycheck should be sent via email. DO NOT e-mail an individual directly, but rather use the following address: [email protected]. Payroll will assign the proper person to review and make every effort to respond within four working hours.
ALL e-mails should include:
  • The employee’s name as on their earnings statement
  • The pay date in question
  • A brief explanation of the problem
  • Time and leave corrections