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Santa Fe Indian School

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High School Principal

Faith Rosetta is half Santo Domingo Pueblo and is the mother of two daughters. She graduated high school from the Native American Preparatory School and attended Yale University. At Yale she earned her Bachelor's in English Literature and wrote her final thesis on Native American literature. She completed the Yale Teacher Preparation Program, later becoming a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund for Aspiring Teachers of Color. The fellowship provided her the opportunity to pursue her graduate degree at the University of New Mexico, earning a Masters in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies in the area of Native American education. Faith began teaching at SFIS in the Fall of 2010. She taught literacy in both 7th and 8th grades. 

Through the support of SFIS administration and a scholarship from P'oe Pathways to Native American Education, she was able to obtain her school administrator credentials at Adams State College and received her New Mexico State K12 Administrative license before becoming Principal of High School Academics in the fall of 2016. She strives to uphold the mission of the school and continue to improve the curriculum with strengthening culturally relevant programing.

She says of her work at SFIS:

Indian Education is my passion. The education of Native Americans is a unique history and has an amazing future ahead of itself. When I finised my graduate degree, my desire was to teach at Santa Fe Indian School and I am truly blessed to be here. I am also blessed with the opportunity to lead the school as principal and everyday live out the mission and vision of the school's founders.

We tell the students to take care of their school, that this is a beautiful place to be. We have so much here and we are all blessed with these wonderful buildings, classrooms, and resources. Therefore, I desire success and happiness for our students and staff.