Nadine Chatto

Head Administrator

Charlotte Archuleta

Business Manager

Kristel White

Office Manager/Lead Tutor

Kristel White is currently a student at the Dine College Shiprock branch campus, studying psychology in the bachelor’s program. She earned her associate’s degree in social and behavioral science in May of 2019. She has resided in Shiprock all of her life, except for a brief time when she lived in Seattle, WA. Her clans are Hooghan̨łani, Ozei Tachiinii, Ashiihi, and Kinłinchiini.

She is a mother to her amazing son, Maysah (mesa) who is a student at San Juan College High School. They have three dogs named Belle, Blondie, and Romeo, along with five cats named Sweetie, Samhain, Sydney, Gibson, and Grimace.

She shares, “I am very happy to be part of the dream team here at Dream Diné.“

Mary Quarrell

Attendance Clerk

William King

Custodian and Courier

Charliss Benally

Elementary Teacher

Charliss Benally has been educating our students for over eighteen years in the Shiprock area with the BIE and public schools. She enjoys working with students of all ages and taught kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grade.

Benally has a license with the State of New Mexico with a level 3 – A Instructional Leader K-8 Elementary License. She also has an endorsement in TESOL and Reading. Ms. Benally received her Master of Science in Education from Walden University (Specializing in Reading and Literacy). She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of New Mexico with a Minor in Science.

She looks forward to the new school year as she will teach kindergarten and first grade at Dream Dine.

Fitzgerald Clark

Dine Teacher


My name is Mr. Clark, I’m the Navajo Language and Culture teacher at Dream Dine Charter School.  I have an associate degree in Dine Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and I am Certified by the State of New Mexico.  I have taught for over 13 years in the Shiprock area and educating our Native students has always been my passion.  I am originally from Crystal NM.

Elsie Joe

Elementary Teacher

My name is Elsie Joe, a Level 2 teacher for grades 4 and 5 this year. I am a life-long resident and registered voter of Shiprock, New Mexico. This is my 14th year in elementary education teaching students mostly reading and language arts with a background in reading intervention. I spent 5 years as a reading interventionist at different elementary schools in the Four Corners region. Then I returned to Dream Dine Charter School working with grades 3 to 5 in January 2020 and became the reading teacher the following year for k-5. Previously, I spent one year at Dream Dine teaching all subjects for grades k-3 in 2016-2017.

My education consists of an AA in Business Administration from Dine College, a BA in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University Online, a teaching certificate from San Juan College, an MA in TESOL (Teaching English Language Learning) for Pre-K to 12 from Western Governor’s University from Salt Lake, and an MS in Education, Literacy, and Language for K-6 from KAPLAN University Online.

This year I will have 4th and 5th-grade students working on reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. We have changed back to having students remain in the same classroom for all their classes except for Dine Studies. 

Thank you for allowing me to work with your students.

Reid Kellywood

Educational Assistant

Kelly Belin

Educational Assistant

Karrie Sells

Educational Assistant

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.