Angel Navarro

Angel Navarro

Position: Special Education Aide

I was born and raised in sunny Tucson, Arizona. Even though I was born in the city, I consider the reservation to be home. My family comes from the village of Coldfields, AZ. My father is of Hispanic descent and my mom is Tohono O’odham. I come from a large family that is rich in our culture. I have two older siblings; Jesse, who is the middle child, and Maria, who is the oldest.

I graduated from Pueblo High School here in Tucson in 2003. Afterwards, I pursued my education at Pima Community College. In 2007 I transferred to the University of Arizona to study English Literature. In the year 2010 and after careful consideration, I made the decision to take a hiatus from school so that I can focus on what I really wanted to do in life. That is when I was hired on at Ha:ṣañ as an after school tutor. Within a few months I was hired on full time as a Teacher’s Aide. I spent the next couple of years flourishing at my job and thoroughly enjoying it. However, I began to get the motivation to go back to school and re-enrolled at the University of Arizona. I didn’t want to leave Ha:ṣañ, but at the same time I knew that having a college degree was my priority. I made the tough decision not to come back to Ha:ṣañ and go back to school Full Time.

Once I re-enrolled at the U of A I was older and more mature and knew what I wanted to major in. I decided to change my major from English Literature to Literacy, Learning and Leadership with a Community Education emphasis and I made English Literature my minor. During my time at the U of A it made me realize that I wanted to be in education, but not be a teacher. This was the perfect degree for my passion. I graduated in December 2015 with my Bachelor of Science in Language Literacy, and Leadership with a minor in English Literature. Once I graduated I started my job search, determined to find a job that suited me and my passion I decided to try my luck by re-applying to Ha:ṣañ. At first, there were no openings but would keep me in mind if something opened up. Luckily, a position opened up and the following week I was working back at Ha:ṣañ and have been here ever since. Currently, I work in the Special Education Department as an Aide and also work with the After School Learning Center tutoring kids in English and a variety of other subjects.

On my spare time I enjoy going to the movies, listening to music, and playing my saxophone- which I recently just picked up and started playing again. I love traveling and trying new things; such as restaurants, museums, concerts, plays, etc. I also enjoy spending a lot of quality time with my family and friends. One of my favorite past times is to open the windows in my house while it’s raining and listen to the rain while reading a good book.

Working with Tohono O’ odham students has been rewarding to say the least. I enjoy talking to the students about all aspects of life, and most importantly, teaching them the skills necessary to be successful in life. I try to encourage them and let them know that we care. If you would like to contact me, please do not hesitate to call the school (520) 882-8826 or email me at

In the words of my alma mater: BEAR DOWN!

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1333 E 10th St.
Tucson AZ 85719
United States

Phone (520) 882-8826
Phone 1-888-84HASAN
Fax (520) 882-8651

Who We Are

A bicultural public high school designed for Tohono O'odham youth and Native students interested in a college prep curriculum sponsored through the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools

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