Dr. Audra Platero, Principal, Tséhootsooí Diné Bi’ Ólta’, Window Rock Unified School District

Biography: Dr. Platero is Bitter Water, born for the Mexican Clan, adopted by the Tangle People Clan. Her maternal grandfather’s clan is Big Water, and her paternal grandfather’s clan is the One Who Walks Around. She is originally from Many Farms, Arizona. Dr. Platero was trained specifically to be an Immersion teacher from Diné College and Arizona State University. She has taught and worked in the immersion setting for the past 16 years. She supports and advocates for our Diné language and culture so that our children can have a sense of identity and self.