Navajo County Board of Supervisors
Dawnafe Whitesinger (White Mountain Apache) grew up on the Fort Apache Reservation, and is now a resident of Pinetop-Lakeside representing Navajo County District 5.
Supervisor Whitesinger has a strong love of her community, and has spent the majority of her life working in the education system to better the lives of children and their families. Supervisor Whitesinger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Arizona State University, and a Master of Arts in Curriculum Development from the University of Michigan.
Following the completion of her Masters degree, Supervisor Whitesinger started as the Curriculum Specialist for the Dishchii’bikoh (Cibecue) Community School, and now serves as the Director of Instruction Programs for that organization. She has now been dedicated to the service of her community and the students of Cibecue for 11 years. In addition to her other responsibilities, she has served as the Chairperson of the school’s Leadership Team and has been a strong advocate for students and community growth.
Through Supervisor Whitesinger’s years of experience she has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about the community and how her leadership can better serve not only students, but the community as a whole. She now serves on the First Things First White Mountain Apache Regional Partnership Council as the Vice-Chairperson, and as the treasurer for the Sunrise Park Resort Board of Directors.
Supervisor Whitesinger is married to M. Shane Baca, and they have two wonderful boys, Dylan and Sirus.
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