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KCHS Administration Staff

Jacque Begay
Begay, Jacque
Athletic secretary
Degree: Associates in secondary education
College: San Juan College 
Hobbies: Farm work, cattle work and visiting Grand-kids 
Dr. Rebecca Benedict
Benedict, Dr. Rebecca
Degree: Ph.D. in Education Administration
College: Texas A&M University
Hobbies: Swimming, Reading, Cooking, Traveling
Debra Currier
Currier, Debra
Counselor secretary
Degree: High school Diploma
College: San Juan College 
Hobbies: Gardening, Playing games/board games and Four wheeling 
Fieldstead, Mrs. Rose
Financial Secretary
Hobbies: Interior Decorating
Mr. Brian Joe
Joe, Mr. Brian
School Counselor
Degree: Associates in Industrial Tech, Bachelors in Graphic Design, Master in School Counseling
College: North Eastern State University
Hobbies: Watching movies, reading, photography, drawing, painting, sports
Sponsors: Ignite, Assistant Coach for Boys Soccer
Dr. Clofus Nelson
Nelson, Dr. Clofus
School Counselor
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education- English, Master of Education in School Counseling, Doctorate in Education Leadership
College: Northern Arizona University
Hobbies: Running, light reading, watching TV
Sponsors: SAT chair
Mr. Brian Paniagua
Paniagua, Mr. Brian
Assistant Principal
Degree: Masters in Principal leadership, Bachelors in Southwest Studies
College: Fort Lewis College
Hobbies: Playing guitar, riding his side-by-side, and traveling with wife. 
Sanchez, Rachel
Attendance Specialst
Degree : NONE 
College University of Utah 
Hobbies :Working out, hiking and camping 
Mrs. Sandra Westbrook
Westbrook, Mrs. Sandra
Assistant Principal
Degree: Masters in Family and Consumer Science, Associates in Leadership and Innovation, currently in Doctoral program
College: Arizona State University
Hobbies: Reading and Running
Mr. John Zecca
Zecca, Mr. John
Athletic Director
Courses: Credit Recovery, Dual-Credit Courses
Club Sponsor: Student Council
Coaches: Girls Basketball
Degree: Criminal Justice and Secondary Education
College: New Mexico State University
Hobbies: Sports, motorcycling, and being in the outdoors.

Electives Staff

Mr. Aaron Carson
Carson, Mr. Aaron
Courses: Music Appreciation, Marching/Concert Band, Contemporary Band
College: University of Arkansas
Degree: Degree in Music Education
Hobbies: Playing Sport, Hiking, Video Games, Watching Netflix
Mr. David Collard
Collard, Mr. David
Department Head
Courses: Choir and Guitar
Mr. Paul Corley
Corley, Mr. Paul
Courses: Driver's Ed
College: Tennessee Temple University
Degree: B.S.-P.E.
Hobbies: Enjoy the outdoors, Hunting, Family time
Driver's Ed. Requirements: Must be 15 years old at the time the class starts. (1st or 2nd semester class = 1/2 Credit)
Demay, Daryl
Courses: Junior JROTC
College: American University
Degree: Associates, Bachelors in Religion, Masters in Theology
Hobbies: Running, riding motorcycle, spending time with grandchildren

Walter, Eaton Eaton
Eaton, Walter, Eaton
Courses: Woodworking 1,2,3
Collage: San Juan Collage
Degree: General Education 
Hobby's: Outdoors, Fishing, Camping 
Ms. Barbra Evans
Evans, Ms. Barbra

Courses: Teaches kids the responsibilities of being library aid. 

College: University of New Mexico 

Degree: Bachelors Elementary Education, Library Science, Masters in Special Education. 

Hobbies: Reading and gardening and spending time with Grandkids. 

Retirement may be in the future.

Ms. Lynn Foster
Foster, Ms. Lynn
Business Teacher
Courses: Web Design Photojournalism, Accounting, & Business Computer Applications
Club Sponsor: Web Design & Business Professionals of America
College: New Mexico Highlands University
Degree: BA-Business Management and Human Resources, MBA
Hobbies: Netflix binge watching, and new hobby, fishing.
"Spay and Neuter your pets."
Mr. Lane Gallaher
Gallaher, Mr. Lane
Department: Agriculture
Club Sponsor: FFA
Courses: AG Mechanics, Animal/Plant Science, Metal Fabrication, AG, Leadership/Communication, Intro to AG Science
Introduction to Agricultural Sciences
Basic introduction to many sciences associated with agricultural food and fiber production.
Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics
Introduction to mechanical systems and tools used in food and fiber production.
Agricultural Power and Machinery
An in depth look at mechanical systems and engines used in food and fiber production.
NCCER Metal Fabrication and Welding
An in depth classroom and shop based course on how to properly design and fabricate metal structures and correctly weld them together.
Science of large Agricultural Animals
An in depth class on the animal industry used in food and fiber production.
Hobbies: Raising critters, traveling, fishing, and being the cranky Ag teacher 
Mrs Vanessa Hurley
Hurley, Mrs Vanessa
Courses: Foods 1 & 2 , Child development, Fashion Design. 
College: Texas Tech University 
Degree: Working on Master's for Grand Canyon University. 
Hobbies: Crocheting, Listening to live music
Clubs: FCCLA - Family Career and Community Leaders of America.
Mr. Larry Kerr
Kerr, Mr. Larry
Teaches: English III, English AP Language and Composition (11), and Journalism
Degree: Masters: West TX A&M - Organizational Communications
Class Sponsor: Senior Class; Journalism
Attended: BA degrees in political science and journalism, University of Utah
Hobbies: Ranching, hunting, fishing and golf
Fun Fact: Mr. Kerr retired from television news 20 years ago.
Leonel, Mr. Camcho
Spanish Teacher
Course: Spanish 1,2,3,4
Collage: San Juan, NM Highland, NAU
Degree: Bachelor's degree, masters degree, business
Hobbies: playing golf, reading
Coaches: golf coach, boy varsity soccer,  
Pedro Lerribas
Lerribas, Pedro
Courses: JROTC 1-4, Advance Drill
College: Trident University
Degree: Masters in Education
Hobbies: Fishing, Working out

Mr. Devon Manning
Manning, Mr. Devon

Courses: Physical Education

College: Fort Lewis College

Degree: Bachelors in U.S History, Masters in Secondary Education

Hobbies: Golfing

Mrs. Sorson., Barbara
Course: Navajo language 1,2,3,4. Navajo study's and Government
Degree: Masters degree
Collage: NMHU
Hobbies: crocheting, traveling and site seeing, spending time with family
Mr. Karl Siozon
Siozon, Mr. Karl
Health Teacher
Masters in Physical Education
Hobbies: Hiking, walking dogs and spending time with family.
Mr Isaiah Valdez
Valdez, Mr Isaiah
Courses: Weight training 
College: Eastern New Mexico University 
Degree: Bachelors in University Studies, Minor in Religion 
Hobbies: Coaching baseball and Girls basketball, snowboarding, traveling and golfing.
Mr. John Zecca
Zecca, Mr. John
Athletic Director
Courses: Credit Recovery, Dual-Credit Courses
Club Sponsor: Student Council
Coaches: Girls Basketball
Degree: Criminal Justice and Secondary Education
College: New Mexico State University
Hobbies: Sports, motorcycling, and being in the outdoors.