Santa Fe Indian School

About SFIS

Director of Curriculum/ Professional Development

Anya Dozier Enos, Ph.D. (Santa Clara Pueblo) has been the Curriculum/Professional Development Director at Santa Fe Indian School since 2011, when this position was first created.

Dr. Dozier-Enos has served in various other roles at Santa Fe Indian School.  As a college student taking courses in education, her first classroom observations were in Theresa Chavez’ 11th grade English class.  That experience convinced her to complete her teacher certification, with a goal of teaching at Santa Fe Indian School.  From 1990 to the present, Dr. Dozier Enos has taught a variety of courses and had students from grades 7 – 12.  She has coordinated programs that raised student awareness of a variety of issues – from health, to research, to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  After receiving her Ph.D. in 1998, she coordinated SFIS research projects that included learning from tribal leadership definitions of success, appropriate research methodologies, concepts that embed sovereignty beyond politics and government, and best practices for community-based education.  Work with research interns and teachers included teaching ethical indigenous research practices and creating standards-based lessons grounded in community.  The COOL project produced 26 licensed Native American administrators, most of whom are still working in leadership positions in New Mexico (three right here at SFIS – Virginia Velasquez, Patricia Sandoval, and Louise Naranjo).

Dr. Dozier Enos took a short hiatus from Santa Fe Indian School and worked at the Public Education Department as the state’s high school redesign coordinator.  There she helped public schools understand state policies, which are outcomes of national best practices for ensuring high school course offerings and assessments prepare students for entrance into college and/or careers.  She was excited to return to Santa Fe Indian School as the Curriculum/ Professional Development Director.

On a personal level, Anya and her husband, Terry (Pima/Tohono O’odham), live in Santa Clara Pueblo.  Terry works for the SFIS student living program:  The Enos children are grown and come home regularly for feasts and family events.  Anya and Terry share their home with a couple of cats and a library of books.