Home of the greatest Student, Educators, and Families

Hon A:shiwi "Be a proud Shiwi, Speak Shiwi, Live Shiwi"



To empower our community of learners through education by living and up holding A:shiwi Core Values.


Shiwi Ts'ana Elementary (STE) is committed to promoting each student's potential and building the skills necessary for becoming a responsible, respectful, and productive citizen. STE staff recognized the tremendous responsibility we encounter daily and we will work on developing and maintaining a positive school environment. As a Professional Learning Community, educators and staff will recognize that our school improvement goals are to include culturally relevant curriculum and strive to align our school improvement efforts with the Zuni Public School District organizational priorities:

1. Improve the quality of learning & achievement for all students.
2. Schools operating as part of the larger community: Parental Involvement
3. Support strategies for most in need students.
4. Building relational trust and lateral capacity through collaboration and networking.
5. Transforming schools through professional development, recognition and support.

JB 2023

Janis Bowekaty


I have over 18 years in education, most of those years are in the classroom. I have also served as a Teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and my current role as Principal. I strongly believe in creating an educational atmosphere that is conscious of student needs. I look forward to interacting with you all this school year! Elahkwa!


Florence Acque

Assistant Principal

Keshhi! Ho' Florence Acque le'shina. 
In my 40 years of working in the field of education, I have worked in the capacities of an educational assistant, a teacher, an administrator and am currently the Assistant Principal at Shiwi Ts'ana Elementary School. We are working diligently to provide a quality education for our students and we hope to create partnerships with families to make this a successful endeavor. I am also the district's Bilingual Multicultural Program Coordinator. We have taken a different approach to our Zuni language instruction that is focused on oral teachings. The administration team at STE welcomes you to be an active participant in your child's education and we thank you for providing us the opportunity to teach them.
Elahkwa! I look forward to working with you to make this a fantastic place for your child's education.



Janis Bowekaty
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Florence Acque
Assistant Principal
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Georgette Quandelacy
Administrative Assistant
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38 Highway 301 North
P.O. Drawer D
Zuni, New Mexico  87327

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