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

 

My name is Jonathan U. Davis and I want to welcome you into the new school year! I would also like to introduce myself as the Assistant Principal of Shiwi Ts’ana Elementary School. My family is from Northern New Mexico, where I grew up with my two siblings. Our parents were both public school educators who graduated from the teacher corps program at NMSU in the early 70’s. They taught us the value of hard work and that all people can learn, given the right circumstances and the necessary tools. I believe it is our job as educators to cultivate the ideal environment for learning, while giving our students the opportunity to develop an understanding of which tools work best for them in the classroom.

I graduated from Capital High School in Santa Fe, NM, and went on to earn a BA in Drama and Dance at Colorado College. My love of all things artistic led me to explore teaching as an independent contractor and social entrepreneur during the 2000’s. In 2008, I began teaching Performing Arts as a founding member of the faculty at The Studio School, one of the premier public arts magnet schools for K-5 students in Colorado. I spent over a decade developing that program and became Director of the Arts, which is a Dean role at The Studio School. Last year, I finished my Principal licensure and MA in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Denver. I also took on a new position as the Social Emotional
Learning Specialist at The Studio School.

Overall, I bring 20 years of experience in the education industry, with 12 years of that time teaching and leading in a public elementary school. I have a deep love of the eclectic cultures that represent my home state of New Mexico. I am humbled by the opportunity to grow as a leader in the Zuni Public Schools and I am grateful for the many ways that you have begun to welcome me into Shiwi Ts’ana Elementary.

Sincerely,
Jonathan U. Davis

 

Mission

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

Philosophy

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.

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Jonathan Davis

Acting Principal

Jonathan U. Davis is from Northern New Mexico, where he grew up with his two siblings.  Jonathan’s parents were both public school educators who graduated from the teacher corps program at NMSU in the early 70’s.  They taught him the value of hard work and that all people can learn, given the right circumstances and the necessary tools.  

Jonathan graduated from Capital High School in Santa Fe, NM, and went on to earn a BA in Drama and Dance at Colorado College.  Jonathan’s love of all things artistic led him to explore teaching as an independent contractor and social entrepreneur during the 2000’s.  In 2008, Jonathan began teaching Performing Arts as a founding member of the faculty at The Studio School, one of the premier public arts magnet schools for K-5 students in Colorado.  Jonathan spent over a decade developing that program and became Director of the Arts, which is a Dean role at The Studio School.  Last year, Jonathan finished his Principal licensure and MA in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Denver.  In 2019, Jonathan also took on a new position as the Social Emotional Learning Specialist at The Studio School.

Overall, Jonathan brings 20 years of experience in the education industry, with 12 years of that time teaching and leading in a public elementary school.  Jonathan has a deep love of the eclectic cultures that represent his home state of New Mexico.  Jonathan is now the Assistant Principal at Shiwi Ts’ana Elementary School, and he is grateful for the opportunity to grow as a leader in the Zuni Public Schools.  Jonathan lives in Zuni with his wife and two children. 

Contact 

Jonathan Davis
Acting Principal
jonathan.davis@zpsd.org
 
Georgette Quandelacy
Administrative Assistant
georgette.quandelacy@zpsd.org
 
38 Highway 301 North
P.O. Drawer D
Zuni, New Mexico  87327

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