Charlotte Begay, M.A. Educational Leadership

Charlotte Begay, M.A. Educational Leadership

Community Facilitator


Mrs. Begay is dedicated to assisting Tribal Nations with planning, community and economic development needs. Charlotte is a member of the Navajo Nation born for the Kiya’aanii (Towering House People) and Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water People) clan and originally from Iyanbito, NM. She is an alumna of the University of New Mexico where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master’s in Educational Leadership at Western New Mexico University. Charlotte has over thirty years of outreach and conducting public meetings in both English and Navajo. Her work focus includes Educational Learning through community land use and master planning. Growing up on the Navajo Nation, Charlotte is passionate about utilizing her education and experience to promote positive planning, design, and construction for the future growth and development of Tribal Nations.

Education & Professional Credentials:

  • Master of Arts, Educational Leadership K-12th, Western New Mexico University, 1997

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of New Mexico, 1996

  • Graduated Phi Delta Kappa GPA: 3.6

  • Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award, 1998

  • Outstanding Navajo Nation Ford Scholar, 1997

  • National American Indian Student Eagle Award, 1999

  • Vice-President & President Phi Delta Kappa-Academic Fraternity, 1999, 2002 & 2001

  • National Award “Outstanding Milken Educator”, 2002

  • Bill Richardson to serve on the Child Development Board, Served as Vice Chairperson of the Board, 2003