Native American Specialist
Kelcie Franklin is Diné from Shiprock, New Mexico located on the Navajo Nation. Her clans are as follows: Tábąąhá nishłį́, Mą'ii deeshgiizhinii báshíshchíín. Bit'ahnii dashicheii dóó Ta'neeszahnii dashinalí. She is from the Water’s Edge clan, born for the Coyote Pass-Jemez People clan. Her maternal grandfather’s clan is Within His Cover, and her paternal grandfather’s clan is the Tangle clan.
Ms. Franklin graduated from Arizona State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s in Secondary Education - English Literature and a minor in American Indian Studies. She has been a part of the PXU family since 2015 where she served as a student teacher for freshman English at Central High School. From there, she was hired to teach senior English inclusion at Betty Fairfax High School in 2016, and for the past 5 years has taught freshman English inclusion. In addition to teaching, she also co-sponsored the Betty Fairfax Native American Youth Council. Ms. Franklin’s partnership with our Native American Education Program has stretched over her timespan as a PXU employee wherein she has enjoyed working with and for our Native youth. Therefore, she is honored to serve in this role as the Native American Specialist and she looks forward to offering more ways to navigate our students toward success. Ahéhee!