Paris CharlesAmericorps, Indigenous Educator Corps, Classroom Aide
Paris is a part-time Americorps staff member, she's part of the Indigenous Educator Corps, serving as a classroom aide. She is a student at San Juan College and a graduate of Kirtland High School.
Evelyn BileenDine Language and Culture Teacher
Mrs. Evelyn Bileen is Naakai Dine'é, Kinyaa' aanii, Bit'ahni, and Tabaaha. She earned her BA from Fort Lewis College and her Masters in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. Evelyn also holds a Level Three-A Instructional Leader K-8 Elementary license, an Endorsement in TESOL and a Level One Pre K-12 Native Language and Culture Certification from the NM Public Education Department. She previously worked with the CCSD district and with T'iis Naaz Bas Community School. Mrs. Bileen taught grades K-2 during part of the AY 2018-19 school year.
Pandora WatchmanHead Administrator
We welcome Pandora Watchman as the new admininstrator at Dream Dine Charter School. She brings a wealth of experience, as she has been an elementary principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor and teacher. She holds two Master's degrees, the first in Counseling from Western NM, and the second in Education Administration/Supervision from Arizona State University (ASU). She also has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from ASU. She is licensed as Instructional Leader K-8 and also has an Administrative License PreK-12.
Kristel WhiteOffice Manager
Kristel White is currently a full-time student at the Dine College branch campus, studying psychology in the bachelor’s program, with a plan to earn her associate's degree in Social and Behavioral Science in May 2019. She has resided in Shiprock all of her life, except for a brief time when she lived in Seattle, WA to attend the Art Institute where she majored in Web Design and Interactive Media. Her clans are Hooghan̨łani, Ozei Tachiinii, Ashiihi, and Kinłinchiini.
She has an artistic fiancé, Leland, and they are proud parents to their son Maysah. They have a dog named Belle and two cats named Sweetie and Grimace.
Kristel was part of the internship for the Greatlakes Project Success while working at the Student Success Center at the Diné College South Campus Branch. There she assisted the advisors and secretary with office duties.
She shares, “I am very happy to be part of the dream team here at Dream Diné.“