Nadine Chatto

Head Administrator

Nadine Chatto (Navajo/Apache), Head Administrator has been in the field of education for over 28 years and holds teaching experience in all grades from K-8th grade, as well as experience leading gifted and talented students. Ms. Chatto has also served as a curriculum writer for the Jicarilla Apache Nation and with NMPED for social studies/Native American studies. Prior to work at Dream Diné Charter School, Ms. Chatto served as the Executive Director at Hanaadli Community School for 4 years supporting the Family and Child Education (FACE) early childhood BIE program, Residential and Kindergarten programs, including experience with engaging young students in agricultural science related to areas such as planting and harvesting. In addition, Ms. Chatto serves as an active member of the Navajo Nation Board of Education, representing the Eastern Agency area. Ms. Chatto lives in Farmington, New Mexico, where she enjoys quiet evenings with her husband, Ron. They have four daughters and three grandchildren.

Marla Lansing

Office Manager

Andrea Thomas

3rd, 4th and 5th grade Elementary Teacher/ Reading Interventionist

Yá’át’ééh Andrea Thomas yinishyè.

Ms. Thomas is an Diné educator who believes that students of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds deserve access to excellent teachers and high quality, culturally responsive instruction within their own communities. Coming from a family of educators and school administrators, Ms. Thomas has a true passion for teaching and preparing the next generation of learners. Ms. Thomas received her certification through the University of New Mexico, where she earned a B.A. in Elementary Education. She has been a looping 3-5th grade teacher in her home community of Shiprock, NM on the Navajo Nation since 2014 and now works as a Reading Interventionist and a 3rd – 5th grade teacher.

In addition to helping children, Ms. Thomas is committed to empowering teachers’ voices and improving parent advocacy to help improve education in Native Communities and throughout the state of New Mexico. She serves as an appointed member of the Navajo Nation Board of Education and remains active in various capacities with NMPED initiatives and non-governmental teacher advocacy programs like ‘Teach Plus New Mexico Teaching Policy Fellowship’. She has worked steadfastly to build strong and effective networks between communities, local and state educational institutions and other vested interests in the hopes of promoting collaborations which will improve the lives and futures of our students.

Priscilla Henderson

2nd and 3rd grade Elementary Teacher

My name is Priscilla A. Henderson. I am a second-grade teacher for Dream Dine Charter School. I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 1999 with an emphasis in Education. I have been teaching for 16 years. My role as a mother of four children and one granddaughter is very important. My parents are my greatest role models, they instilled the important of education to me and my siblings growing up. As a teacher; I enjoy watching my students learn, especially, when they ask to do more.

Karrie Sells

Kindergarten and 1st grade Elementary Teacher

Hello, My name is Karrie Sells, I’m born and raised here in Shiprock, NM. I’m an educational assistant and a substitute teacher here at Dream Dine. I enjoy working with all grade levels but I prefer the kindergarten and 1st-grade cohort. I’ve been with Dream Dine for less than a year but I’m excited about the future. On my off days, I enjoy spending time with my family. A few things we like to do are camping, fishing, watching movies at the theater, or going on long drives. In short, I’m grateful to be a part of this school and have the chance to work with your students. I’m excited for the 2022-2023 school year.

William King

Custodian and Courier

Zhoni Nells

Educational Assistant

Yá’át’éé, shí éí Zhoni Nells yinishyé. I am an Educational Assistant, Substitute teacher, and office assistant here at Dream Diné. I am currently taking classes at San Juan College, majoring in Elementary Education. Fun fact, I love to sing (although I am not good at it), travel, and camp. I am married and we have four beautiful children.

Charlotte Archuleta

Business Manager

Charlotte Archuleta is the Business Manager for Dream Dine Charter School. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ms. Archuleta has been married for 29 years, has two sons and three grandsons. Charlotte Archuleta is a Level II Business Manager and is a licensed Certified Chief Procurement Officer. She has been working for charter schools for 22 years and has worked with over 53 charter schools, some of which she was the lead in launching. In addition, she was an Accounting Specialist at REDW Accounting Firm, worked as a Supervisor for the Coalition of Charter Schools in the Finance Department, worked for The Vigil Group as a Business Manager/Supervisor for Payroll for 25 schools, and worked for the New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority as Benefits/Wellness Coordinator. Charlotte was a member of the Governing Council for The New American Charter School in the role of Treasurer for 5 years.